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Publisher's Summary

Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut – wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Kurt Vonnegut's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews Gay Talese about the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.
©1980 Kurt Vonnegut (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Mr. Vonnegut is a sharp-eyed satirist." (The New York Times)
"One of the best living American writers." (Graham Greene)

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Dated but good.

What a great book. Loved Christian Rummels reading and his change of voice is excellent. The book makes you think although we all know it isn't the machines now days that we should be worried about, but rather the computers. Never the less, the sacrifice of humanity for production is shown to be self defeating. An excellent book.

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  • 09-01-10

I wonder

Read it and make up your own mind, on the fence with this one.