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Cat's Cradle Audiobook

Cat's Cradle

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Publisher's Summary

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

©1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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    david 02-25-13
    david 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "narrator was awful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Love Vonnegut but the narration is brutally bad -had to stop listening and was so bummed.
    Loved Ethan Hawke doing Slaughterhouse, but run from this one and read the book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was awful.


    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Indio, CA, United States 12-05-11
    Beatrice Indio, CA, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Tony Roberts the perfect narrator for this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cat's Cradle to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the book and was glad I listened on audio. The interview with Vonnegut at the end was a delightful bonus. I've not read the print version so can't really make a comparison.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 09-16-15
    Simone 09-16-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Just Not For Me"

    I resent the implication that this is a book for people who like to think. I like to think, to learn, to read… but I just didn’t like this book.

    I just happen to like my storylines presented in a more straightforward way, that’s all. The Bigger Picture of this book just went right over my head.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    todd 06-08-17
    todd 06-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this as a teen and needed to remember why!"

    Narration very good. Really funny, so clever, so true. This book pretty much puts the humane condition in a nutshell.

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    Of The Lost Tribe Istanbul, Turkey 05-26-17
    Of The Lost Tribe Istanbul, Turkey 05-26-17
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    "That interview, tho!"

    As a Vonnegut junkie, I was incredibly happy to find the candid interview at the end!

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    Stacey Ellis 05-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't get through it"

    The story is a bit scattered so I think this may be better approached with a physical book so I can flip back whenever I get thrown off.

    The main reason I can't get through it. His voice has some extremely intense vocal fry, which he exaggerates every time he acts the part of a male character. I find it grating and distracting.

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    Paige 03-28-17
    Paige 03-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "busy busy busy"

    Very intriguing book. Not sure how I feel about it but still very good and interesting.

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    Kris 03-15-17
    Kris 03-15-17
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    "Not bad, but my least favorite by Vonnegut."

    I nearly returned the book while getting through the first third of the books, and even after that I can't say I was super interested in it. It lacked a lot of Vonnegut's usual charm. The narrator was dull and certainly didn't help. Perhaps in a year or two I'll come back to it again.

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    lgrube 03-01-17
    lgrube 03-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Witty & Brilliant"

    Loved the interesting characters & how the book came full circle. The narrator is incredible!

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    Tim Oakland, CA 01-09-17
    Tim Oakland, CA 01-09-17 Member Since 2014

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    "great story. Terrible narrator"

    cat's cradle is one of my all-time favorite english-language novels. However the narrator on this recording seems to have very poor sense comedic timing and has never heard calypso music.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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