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    • Metamorphosis

    • A BBC Radio 4 Reading
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads the enduring classic of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. He attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible creature he has become. First published in 1915, Kafka's darkly comic novella explores concepts such as the absurdity of life, alienation and the disconnect between mind and body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Sad

    • By ilene on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    "The Metamorphosis" (German: "Die Verwandlung") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a "monstrous vermin".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Metamorphosis

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Victor Bevine, Christa Lewis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mysterious and beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 279

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Translation of a Classic Novel

    • By Michael on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "The Metamorphosis", first published in 1915, is the story of Gregor Samsa, a young traveling salesman who lives with his family and financially supports his parents and younger sister. One morning he awakes to discover that during the night he has been transformed into a horrible bug. Although somewhat of a horror genre, the story is often very funny as Gregor, his family, and those around him deal with their own transformations as a result of this odd predicament.

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    • The Trial [Alpha DVD]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Josef K. is an ordinary man who is arrested on his 30th birthday. He is prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, yet the nature of his crime is never revealed to him. One year after his arrest he is executed. His last words describe his own death: "Like a dog!"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading of a classic book

    • By Pharmacist on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.'s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masculine and coquettish reading

    • By Alan on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Translation, Excellent Narration!

    • By Ryan on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • La Metamorfosis (Texto Completo) [The Metamorphosis ]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Ramón V. Pascual
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Un Clásico por su valor historico

    • By Alan on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $10.50

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Joseph K. is an Everyman. His inconsequence makes doubly strange his arrest by an officer of the court, made with no formal charges or explanation. Disoriented and consumed with guilt for a "crime" he does not understand, Josef K. must justify his life to a "court" with which he cannot communicate. Through the court's relentless bureaucratic proceedings and absurd juxtapositions of different hypotheses of cause and effect, the whole rational structure of the world is undermined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • dangers of a police state

    • By Donald on 09-29-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • In the Penal Colony

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Peter Yearsley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    "In the Penal Colony" ("In der Strafkolonie") (also translated as "In the Penal Settlement") is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised in November 1918, and first published in October 1919. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's "The Torture Garden" as an influence

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a bit confusing, but not for Kafka fans

    • By joseph Gonzalez on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Best of Franz Kafka's Short Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Lotte Lenya
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Lotte Lenya reads "Up In The Gallery", "The Cares of a Family Man", "The Bucket Rider", "A Hunger Artist", and "A Fratricide."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOTTE LENYA READS KAFKA

    • By TD HANSON on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Judgement

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This is a short story of Georg Bendemann and his relationship with his aging father. While Georg is telling his father of his friend in Russia his father goes into a rage, ridiculing and degrading his son. Then at the end of his rant he issues his final judgment - death by drowning.

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    • Before the Law

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A man approaches a great door seeking the law, and there he finds a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper tells him he can't be allowed to enter at the moment, so the man waits. Narrated by award winning narrator Mike Vendetti, this Franz Kafka short story will leave you thinking and analyzing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tale that is true today in America as it was then...

    • By Lee Homesley on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The story of K - the unwanted land surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle and yet cannot go home - seems to depict, like a dream from the deepest recesses of consciousness, an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. A perpetual human condition lies at the heart of this labyrinthine world: dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, reason and nonsense, harmony and disintegration.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading (but will strange interruptions)

    • By Stephen on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Country Doctor

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An odd but well-loved short story following steps into madness. A country doctor has had more work than he can handle, and the stress seems to have taken him to a place that seems as at home in nightmares as in the madness of an overworked mind. Kafka's work often lends itself to the turmoil of the human mind. In this respect the story does not fail to impress.

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    • La Métamorphose

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: François Hatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Lorsque Gregor Samsa aperçoit son corps recouvert d'une carapace et constate que des pattes lui ont poussé dans la nuit, il croit à un mauvais rêve et ne s'inquiète pas outre mesure. Pourtant, la métamorphose est bien réelle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellente histoire!

    • By R.A. on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $2.98

    • El Proceso [The Trial]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Carlos Zambrano
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    El mundo de pesadilla de Kafka. Su estilo, dentro de la aparente oscuridad de sus desarrollos es de una sorprendente claridad y una vez que uno se ha metido en ese laberinto intelectual que son las obras de Kafka, a pesar de que no se explica por que sucede lo que esta sucediendo, es imposible sustraerse a su fascinacion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exellent story

    • By gabriela on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $11.90

    • In der Strafkolonie

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Bruno Ganz
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Auf einer Gefängnisinsel wohnt ein Forschungsreisender einer ihn zugleich abstoßenden wie faszinierenden Bestrafung bei: Eine Exekutionsmaschine ritzt den Verurteilten in einer zwölfstündigen Tortur ihr Urteil in die Haut, bis diese schließlich - in einem Moment erlösender Offenbarung - sterben. Das behauptet zumindest der diensthabende Offizier, ein glühender Anhänger der Maschine, der sich schließlich pflichtbewusst selbst unter die "Egge" legt.

    Regular price: $6.86

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