Metamorphosis

  • by Franz Kafka
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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What the Critics Say

"Kafka expertly portrays the vagaries of the human heart in a recording that the gifted Martin Jarvis elevates to an audio classic, employing his storytelling skills and knowing inflections in a lively and charming narration occasionally punctuated by scratchy, whimsical violins....This unforgettable audio movie is vivid and disturbing, shot through with black humor." (AudioFile)

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Ace

It is quite a strange story but wonderfully written and well narrated, never read/listened to any Kafka before but this has certainly wetted my thirst for more.
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- Tom

Our Czech mate

Beckett, Murakami, Heller, Ishiguro, Pynchon they all tip their hats ? and so must you. Masterful and able to be read in one sitting on a flight between England and the Canaries?then handed to a teenage son who got the same thrill that I did when I read this first more than thirty years ago. This is where it all started ? required reading in the best sense!!
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks