Kurt Vonnegut
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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).

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    • Slaughterhouse-Five

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: James Franco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,118

    Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything is nothing, with a twist.

    • By Darwin8u on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cat's Cradle

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,930

    Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • KV at his best.

    • By Robert on 06-22-12

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Breakfast of Champions

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: John Malkovich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,048

    Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of his better ones

    • By Scott on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mother Night

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 954
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 957

    American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “We are what we pretend to be”

    • By Robert on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Sirens of Titan

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,866

    The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Outstanding

    • By Robert on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,072

    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth.

    • By Darwin8u on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Galapagos

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to AD 1986....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What can I say...

    • By Andrew J. Jackson on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Player Piano

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 650
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By Christopher Bowers on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Welcome to the Monkey House

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn, Maria Tucci, Bill Irwin, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    A collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Vonnegut

    • By Michael Carrato on 08-17-06

    Regular price: $30.79

    • If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

    • Advice for the Young
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This IS nice

    • By nina on 03-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

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