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    • Metamorphosis

    • A BBC Radio 4 Reading
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      5 out of 5 stars 185
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    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
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    "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 Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread.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

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    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 Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: J.D. Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The Metamorphosis is a short novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into an insect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent audio version of a classic tale.

    • By Ad n' Audie on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • A Hunger Artist

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A Hunger Artist. the last book Kafka prepared for publication, was printed after Kafka's death. The protagonist, a hunger artist who experiences the decline in appreciation of his craft, is an archetypical creation of Kafka: an individual marginalized and victimized by society at large.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Trial [Alpha DVD]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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 Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka, Mike Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    One of the great works of the 20th century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Was my unabridged audible book missing a charpter?

    • By Patricia on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    "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 Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Monroe Clark McBride
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Erzählungen 10

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Friedrich Frieden
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ein Muss für jeden Kafkanier. Na ja - eigentlich nur ein Kann, aber was für eins. Eines, das in einem Muss resultiert, wenn - dem Kann vorausgesetzt - ein Will voransteht. Der Sprecher Friedrich Frieden taucht in die Erzählwelt Franz Kafkas ab und verleiht mit seinem außergewöhnlichen Sprach-, Rhythmik-, Tempo-, und Authentizitätsstil der Literatur Franz Kafkas gelebten Ausdruck.

    Regular price: $5.33

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Tom Whitworth
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Kafka is STILL the Man!

    • By Dale on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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
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      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

    • Amerika

    • The Missing Person: A New Translation by Mark Harman Based on the Restored Text
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    A Brilliant new translation of the great writer's least Kafkaesque novel, based on a German-language text that was produced by a team of international scholars and that is more faithful to Kafka's original manuscript than anything we have had before. With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his translation of Kafka's The Castle, the award-winning translator Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language to Amerika.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ha ha ha this is terrific

    • By tom on 01-29-14
    • The Missing Person: A New Translation by Mark Harman Based on the Restored Text
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 02-19-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Die große Klassiker-Box

    • By: Franz Kafka, Arthur Schnitzler, Theodor Storm
    • Narrated by: Sven Görtz
    • Length: 40 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hier kommt eine ganze Bibliothek des Weges! Die größten Werke der deutschen Literatur...

    Regular price: $14.64

    • Proces (Polish Edition)

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Marek Włodarczyk
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Abridged
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    On his 30th birthday, the chief cashier of a bank, Josef K., is unexpectedly arrested by two unidentified agents from an unspecified agency for an unspecified crime. The agents' boss later arrives and holds a mini-tribunal in the room of K.'s neighbor, Fräulein Bürstner. K. is not taken away, however, but left "free" and told to await instructions from the Committee of Affairs. 

    Regular price: $3.50

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