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John

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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  • The Castle

  • By: Franz Kafka
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned. Fortunately, his request was ignored, allowing such works as The Trial to earn recognition among the literary masterpieces of the 20th century. This brilliant new translation of The Castle captures comedic elements and visual imagery that earlier interpretations missed.

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

  • By John on 02-08-06

best version

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-07

This is simply amazing. I couldn't wait to get back to it in my 4 hour drives. Couldn't wait! The one thing that may help one get it is that the norman bates-like voice of the landlady and other female parts is in fact exactly faithful to the text. I couldn't recommend this more highly and I commend the reader and producers!!!

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