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  • The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky | Franz Kafka,Susan Bernofsky (translator)

    The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
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    Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers.

    Josh Morgan says: "A wonderful experience."
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Austin Vanfleet
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    One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armor-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked.

    Amazon Customer says: "EXCELLENT NARRATION!"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.” With this startlingly bizarre sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a giant, beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. Rather than being surprised at the transformation, the members of his family despise it as an impending burden upon themselves.

    Patrick Weldon says: "Kafka-esque terrific"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Nicky Whichelow
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    Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis tells the story of Gregor, the only son of the Samsa family. One morning upon waking up, Gregor, a traveling salesman, discovers that his body has somehow transformed into an insect-like creature; but his mind is somehow still intact. Although not surprised by the change, Gregor's family is disgusted, and his father ends up injuring Gregor while trying to keep him in his bedroom.

    Michel Richard says: "Not a favorite"
  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity’s unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity.

    P. Madden says: "Frsutrated"
  • Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II: Camulod Chronicles, Book 6 | Jack Whyte

    Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II: Camulod Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jack Whyte
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king - sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force.

    christopher says: "A great introduction for King Arthur"
  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka,David Wyllie - translator

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, David Wyllie - translator
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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    Franz Kafka's profound and disturbing novella Metamorphosis was first published in German in 1915. In this recent translation by David Wyllie, Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, wakes to find himself "transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin". How he, his family, and others deal with this untoward situation is subsequently revealed.

  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This extraordinary tale of imagination was written by Kafka against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory.

    Ron says: "A Classic"
  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Monroe Clark McBride
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    As travelling salesman Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard - as if it were armor-plated - back, and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments, on top of which the bed quilt could hardly stay in place and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes.

  • Metamorphosis: Good Girl Gone Bad (Volume 1) | Karen Marie Coleman

    Metamorphosis: Good Girl Gone Bad (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Coleman
    • Narrated By Donna Havern
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    Katrina McAllister narrowly escaped an abusive husband. Now she must fight to gain custody of her two children. Problem is her in-laws own the town, and everyone in it is on their payroll, including judges, attorneys, politicians, and the police. Forced from her home and stripped of all her cash, who can she turn to for help? After receiving a letter threatening her parental rights, she needs a good attorney. Running out of options, she does what she deems necessary to gain custody of her children.

    Gail Palmer says: "The narrator is illiterate! Accent was so hard to listen to"
  • La Metamorfosis (Texto Completo) [The Metamorphosis ] | Franz Kafka

    La Metamorfosis (Texto Completo) [The Metamorphosis ]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Ramón V. Pascual
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    Gregor Samsa, el protagonista, se despierta una mañana sintiendo extraños dolores. Asustado, se percata de que sus miembros no le responden, y además nota que su cuerpo pesa en exceso. Gregor vive con sus padres y hermana, y piensa en ellos y en su trabajo, cuando aquella mañana descubre que ha dejado de ser humano para convertirse en un bicho.

    Carolina says: "Para meditar"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Pete Cross
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    The Metamorphosis is a story that follows the life of Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman. The story begins when one morning Gregor wakes to find himself transformed into a large insectlike creature. His family and colleagues have growing concern at his absence from work but, upon checking on him, are horrified by his grotesque appearance. The story then follows Gregor's thought process, since the family can no longer understand his language.

    Heather says: "So POWERFUL in it's simplicity!"
  • The Power of Yes: Political Revolutions Don't Change Anything, Only an Individual, Spiritual Metamorphosis Changes Your Consciousness, Your Silence, Your Being |  OSHO

    The Power of Yes: Political Revolutions Don't Change Anything, Only an Individual, Spiritual Metamorphosis Changes Your Consciousness, Your Silence, Your Being

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By OSHO
    • Narrated By OSHO
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    Political revolutions have never resulted in the changes they promised. Real change can according to Osho only come from a personal rebellion, a rebellion based on "yes" - yes to existence, yes to nature, yes to yourself. Humanity has been guided by traditions which are all life-negative - the results of endless wars, a planet in danger and a humanity losing direction are obvious results of these traditions.

  • Kafka's Metamorphosis and Hesse's Siddhartha: The Transformation of the Self | Franz Kafka,Hermann Hesse,Zakir Hossain

    Kafka's Metamorphosis and Hesse's Siddhartha: The Transformation of the Self

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, Zakir Hossain
    • Narrated By Richard Eckman
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    ABSURD - a film and literary production house that is passionately committed to creating and appreciating the finest works of art and literature - has now introduced the Pure Wisdom series that intends to be a collection of the greatest literature - fiction and nonfiction - that awakened and have still been awakening mankind.

  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
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    Classic Kafka. Versatile actor Chris Hendrie brings this interesting, odd and unusual tale to vivid life. This unabridged novella is the bizarre story of a young man, Gregor Samsa, who is mysteriously and instantaneously transformed into a monstrous cockroach. Need I say more?

    Daniel says: "Very good story, a good read for anyone."
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By John Michaels
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    Imagine waking up one morning and finding that you are a giant insect, a cockroach, still perceiving your surroundings and family as they are, but unable to comminicate. This is what happens to Gregor Samsa. Yesterday he was a traveling salesman, and today he finds himself a repulsive vermin.

    Michael says: "Beautiful Kafka Story was Well Narrated"
  • Le metamorfosi [The Metamorphosis] |  Ovidio

    Le metamorfosi [The Metamorphosis]

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ovidio
    • Narrated By Claudio Carini
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    Le Metamorfosi di Ovidio, insieme all'Iliade, l'Odissea e l'Eneide, è il libro più famoso ed importante che ci sia arrivato dall'antichità. Diviso in 15 libri, contiene circa 250 miti che hanno in comune il tema della trasformazione. Molti dei protagonisti di questi miti sono alla base della nostra cultura. Solo per fare qualche esempio: Eco, Narciso, Europa, Medea, Arianna, Pigmalione, Prometeo, Pan, Ermafrodito, Dedalo ed Icaro, Venere ed Adone.

  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka, is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

    Bunny Mama says: "Absurd and touching at the same time"
  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Leanne Yau, Glenn Hascall, Linda Barrans, and others
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    Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    No wonder Elias Canetti described it as "one of the few great and perfect works of the poetic imagination written". The Metamorphosis remains one of the best works of fiction in history. It is the story of a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up to find himself being transformed to an insect-like creature. The story unfolds into one of the greatest short fiction stories ever written.

    Jeanne Nix says: "Is this really a person narrating?"
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