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 At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work.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 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread....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

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    • The Metamorphosis

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

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    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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    On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Obscure, enigmatic, and not for everyone

    • By John on 02-08-06

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    • The Trial [Alpha DVD]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    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....

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    • By Pharmacist on 03-07-11

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    • The Hunger Artist

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Paul Brion
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Franz Kafka's haunting short story about a man both on display and marginalized by a fickle society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well told classic Kafka short story

    • By Thucydides on 09-20-16

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    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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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....

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

    • By Ryan on 03-24-13

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    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Austin Vanfleet
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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    Listen in to this amazingly narrated novella in which the main character, Gregor, wakes up only to discover that he has turned into a giant insect....

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    • In the Penal Colony

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Peter Yearsley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    "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
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    • By joseph Gonzalez on 08-06-18

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    • La metamorfosi

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    Un capolavoro letterario senza tempo, in cui l'autore mescola il reale con l'assurdo, l'insensibilità con la compassione...

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    • The Judgement

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a short story of Georg Bendemann and his relationship with his aging father. While Georg is telling his father of his friend in Russia...

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