The Castle

  • by Franz Kafka
  • Narrated by Allan Corduner
  • 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential writers.
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Customer Reviews

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Loved it

A great book, well read. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Please be aware, though, the book is unfinished.
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- Mark


Where does The Castle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Castle?

Very funny description of the main character, K, waking up in the night to find one of his assistants in bed with him instead of his wife, and then having to deal with the aftermath of this incident the next morning.

What about Allan Corduner’s performance did you like?

An excellent reader, reminding me of Jon Pertwee in style.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is both funny and sad, but creates a menacing tone throughout.

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- F. J. Gilbert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks