Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," and "The Stoker." He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes.

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    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Translation of a Classic Novel

    • By Michael on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    In her new translation of Kafka's masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mysterious and beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Trial [Alpha DVD]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Josef K. is an ordinary man who is arrested on his 30th birthday. He is prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, yet the nature of his crime is never revealed to him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading of a classic book

    • By Pharmacist on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Translation, Excellent Narration!

    • By Ryan on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man's relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading (but will strange interruptions)

    • By Stephen on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Hunger Artist

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The protagonist, a hunger artist who experiences the decline in appreciation of his craft, is an archetypical creation of Kafka: an individual marginalized by society at large....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Die Verwandlung

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Karen Schulz-Vobach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte...

    Regular price: $4.58

    • In the Penal Colony

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Peter Yearsley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    "In the Penal Colony" is a short story by Franz Kafka set in an unnamed penal colony. It describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a bit confusing, but not for Kafka fans

    • By joseph Gonzalez on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Amerika

    • The Missing Person: A New Translation by Mark Harman Based on the Restored Text
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    A Brilliant new translation of the great writer's least Kafkaesque novel, based on a German-language text that was produced by a team of international scholars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ha ha ha this is terrific

    • By tom on 01-29-14
    • The Missing Person: A New Translation by Mark Harman Based on the Restored Text
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Imagine waking up one morning and finding that you are a giant insect, a cockroach....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Kafka Story was Well Narrated

    • By Michael on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $7.48

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