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  • The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky | Franz Kafka,Susan Bernofsky (translator)

    The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
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    Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers.

    Tad Davis says: "Mysterious and beautiful"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By George Doyle
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    "The Metamorphosis" (1915) is a novella by Franz Kafka. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous being Gregor has become.

    Kathleen says: "Interesting book"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.” With this startlingly bizarre sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a giant, beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. Rather than being surprised at the transformation, the members of his family despise it as an impending burden upon themselves.

    Patrick Weldon says: "Kafka-esque terrific"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Pete Cross
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    The Metamorphosis is a story that follows the life of Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman. The story begins when one morning Gregor wakes to find himself transformed into a large insectlike creature. His family and colleagues have growing concern at his absence from work but, upon checking on him, are horrified by his grotesque appearance. The story then follows Gregor's thought process, since the family can no longer understand his language.

    Heather says: "So POWERFUL in it's simplicity!"
  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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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. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity.

    P. Madden says: "Frsutrated"
  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka,David Wyllie - translator

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, David Wyllie - translator
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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    Franz Kafka's profound and disturbing novella Metamorphosis was first published in German in 1915. In this recent translation by David Wyllie, Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, wakes to find himself "transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin". How he, his family, and others deal with this untoward situation is subsequently revealed.

  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories | Franz Kafka,Guy de Maupassant

    The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated By Tom Whitworth
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    The Metamorphosis begins as its protagonist, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a huge insect. This change is understandably difficult for Gregor, not to mention his family and business. It ends up costing him his life.

    Dale says: "Kafka is STILL the Man!"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
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    Classic Kafka. Versatile actor Chris Hendrie brings this interesting, odd and unusual tale to vivid life. This unabridged novella is the bizarre story of a young man, Gregor Samsa, who is mysteriously and instantaneously transformed into a monstrous cockroach. Need I say more?

    Daniel says: "Very good story, a good read for anyone."
  • La Metamorfosis (Texto Completo) [The Metamorphosis ] | Franz Kafka

    La Metamorfosis (Texto Completo) [The Metamorphosis ]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Ramón V. Pascual
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    Gregor Samsa, el protagonista, se despierta una mañana sintiendo extraños dolores. Asustado, se percata de que sus miembros no le responden, y además nota que su cuerpo pesa en exceso. Gregor vive con sus padres y hermana, y piensa en ellos y en su trabajo, cuando aquella mañana descubre que ha dejado de ser humano para convertirse en un bicho.

    Cliente Amazon says: "Molesto de escuchar"
  • Thalia Book Club: Studio 360 Explores Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Thalia Book Club: Studio 360 Explores Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Kurt Andersen, Ben Marcus, Helen Phillips, and others
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    The Metamorphosis, first published in 1915, has captivated readers and artists for 100 years. Studio 360's Kurt Andersen leads spirited conversation exploring the classic story and its impact on arts and culture with guests Ben Marcus (Leaving the Sea), Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bureaucrat), Eric Jarosinski (NeinQuarterly), and translator Susan Bernofsky. With a reading by Heather Burns (Bored to Death).

  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This extraordinary tale of imagination was written by Kafka against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory.

    Ron says: "A Classic"
  • Franz Kafka [Spanish Edition]: El Hombre de la Metamorfosis [The Metamorphosis Man] |  Online Studio Productions

    Franz Kafka [Spanish Edition]: El Hombre de la Metamorfosis [The Metamorphosis Man]

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
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    Imprescindible escritor bohemio de idioma alemán, cuya obra, catalogada como una de las más influyentes de la literatura universal a pesar de no ser muy extensa, lo llevó con justicia al Olimpo Literario. Nuestra biografía del autor de La Metamorfosis busca recorrer no sólo su afición por las letras, sino escarbar en su misterioso pasado, lleno de traumas, sombras y destellos de una personalidad fascinante.

  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Monroe Clark McBride
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    As travelling salesman Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was lying on his hard - as if it were armor-plated - back, and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments, on top of which the bed quilt could hardly stay in place and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes.

  • Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka, is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.

    Bunny Mama says: "Absurd and touching at the same time"
  • Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II: Camulod Chronicles, Book 6 | Jack Whyte

    Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II: Camulod Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jack Whyte
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king - sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force.

    christopher says: "A great introduction for King Arthur"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Nicky Whichelow
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    Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis tells the story of Gregor, the only son of the Samsa family. One morning upon waking up, Gregor, a traveling salesman, discovers that his body has somehow transformed into an insect-like creature; but his mind is somehow still intact. Although not surprised by the change, Gregor's family is disgusted, and his father ends up injuring Gregor while trying to keep him in his bedroom.

    Michel Richard says: "Not a favorite"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By John Michaels
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    Imagine waking up one morning and finding that you are a giant insect, a cockroach, still perceiving your surroundings and family as they are, but unable to comminicate. This is what happens to Gregor Samsa. Yesterday he was a traveling salesman, and today he finds himself a repulsive vermin.

    Michael says: "Beautiful Kafka Story was Well Narrated"
  • The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    No wonder Elias Canetti described it as "one of the few great and perfect works of the poetic imagination written". The Metamorphosis remains one of the best works of fiction in history. It is the story of a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up to find himself being transformed to an insect-like creature. The story unfolds into one of the greatest short fiction stories ever written.

    Jeanne Nix says: "Is this really a person narrating?"
  • Metamorphosis: Junior Year | Betsy Franco

    Metamorphosis: Junior Year

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Betsy Franco
    • Narrated By James Franco, David Franco
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    Ovid’s got a lot on his mind, and he pours it all into the pages of a notebook. Inspired by his namesake, he wryly records his classmates’ dramas as modern-day Roman mythology. There’s Sophie and Caleb, the Psyche and Cupid of cyber-couples; poetic Paula, who pursues filmmaker Franny like Apollo chasing Daphne; and graphic-novelist Duwayne, a Proserpina shuttling between divorced parents. Meanwhile, Ovid hides his own Olympian struggles and a disturbing secret.

    Kaylee says: "Very interesting and relatable"
  • La Metamorfosis, Un Artista del Ayuno, Informe a una Academia [The Metamorphosis, A Fasting Artist, A Report to an Academy] | Franz Kafka

    La Metamorfosis, Un Artista del Ayuno, Informe a una Academia [The Metamorphosis, A Fasting Artist, A Report to an Academy]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Franz Kafka
    • Narrated By Pedro Montoya
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    Un hombre despierta y se encuentra convertido en un enorme insecto. Un faquir, dedicado al ayuno, lo hace por tanto tiempo que se olvidan de el. Este es el tipo de historia de pesadilla que caracteriza al gran autor checo.

    gabriela says: "Excelente libro"
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