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    • The Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Audio Collection

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. himself reads from his most celebrated works: Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and three complete stories from Welcome to the Monkey House.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is highly abridged and incomplete

    • By J. on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great selection

    • By Empowerment on 09-05-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 2 B R 0 2 B

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Kurt Vonnegut was a groundbreaking American writer, the author of such classics as Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. In a future where sickness and disease are a forgotten memory, and death itself has been cured, population control requires special consideration, and the concept of "life for life" has a new definition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • terribly read

    • By C. Corey on 10-25-18

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • The Big Trip Up Yonder

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Narrated by: Emmett Casey
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The story takes place in a future in which the population has grown so huge, due to an anti-aging product, that generations are forced to live together in crowded apartments. The family in this story is ruled by a dictatorial grandfather, the owner of the apartment and oldest of the clan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vonnegut [FULL STOP]

    • By no te metas con el furioso on 05-27-11

    Regular price: $2.43

    • Classic Tales of Hope and Courage

    • Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, William Ernest Henley, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

    - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

    Annotated for modern listeners

    The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

    For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars All The Way!

    • By N Johnson on 05-09-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 2BR02B

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kevin Killavey
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was known for blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, and that is exactly what he does in this little gem of of a story from 1962. The title is pronounced "2 B R naught 2 B" and references the famous pharse, 'To be or not to be" in Shakespeare's Hamlet. The story takes place in afuture when diseases and aging have been eliminated and, as a result, the government has taken measures to insure population control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't know what I was getting into

    • By RitaBelly on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Two by Vonnegut: The Big Trip Up Yonder and 2BR02B

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973).

    These two short works, "The Big Trip Up Yonder" and "2BR02B", are science fiction tales originally published in the magazines Galaxy Science Fiction and If: Worlds of Science Fiction in 1959 and 1962.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Sci-fi

    • By Big Cheese on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Big Trip up Yonder

    • By: Jr. Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A comical yet scary description of what over population was going to do to society after aging was conquered.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • 2BR02B

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The setting is a society in which aging has been cured, individuals have indefinite lifespans, and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide. In short, in order for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. As a result, births are few and far between, and deaths occur primarily by accident.

    Regular price: $4.99