©1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
Love Vonnegut but the narration is brutally bad -had to stop listening and was so bummed.
Loved Ethan Hawke doing Slaughterhouse, but run from this one and read the book.
He was awful.
I enjoyed the book and was glad I listened on audio. The interview with Vonnegut at the end was a delightful bonus. I've not read the print version so can't really make a comparison.
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I resent the implication that this is a book for people who like to think. I like to think, to learn, to read… but I just didn’t like this book.
I just happen to like my storylines presented in a more straightforward way, that’s all. The Bigger Picture of this book just went right over my head.
cat's cradle is one of my all-time favorite english-language novels. However the narrator on this recording seems to have very poor sense comedic timing and has never heard calypso music.
Kurt Vonnegut is now my favorite author. Now required reading for my son and hopefully his son or daughter.
probably not, this is consistent with Vonnegut's style, quirky, but I found it rather slow and not as humorous as others. Always expect generous amounts of allegory, parody, irony, satire....you get the idea...from Vonnegut, but he really hits you over the head with it in cats cradle where, I think, a softer touch would hold up better. A great story that now seems dated and 2 dimensional.
More of that droll Vonnegut humor. It just seemed that he was in a hurry to get to his next warning about the dangers of modern society of the time.
struggled to finish it. it wasn't easy to follow. I just didn't feel the story was interesting. no bueno. Worst story I've listened to on audible so far.
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