Summary

Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to AD 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, totally different human race.
Kurt Vonnegut, America's master satirist, looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry - and all that is worth saving.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Kurt Vonnegut's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews Gay Talese about the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.
This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.
©1985 Kurt Vonnegut (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Beautiful...provocative, arresting reading." (USA Today)
"Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Train....Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The best Vonnegut novel yet!" (John Irving)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Stuart on 14-02-12

Brilliant

Not as well known as his others, but this is a fantastic Vonnegut audiobook. Had me chuckling away and pondering the meaning of it all...

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-04-13

Good concept

I remembered seeing this book for sale in print many years ago and was particularly intrigued the cover. However, the concept, whilst still intrigueing just wasn't strong enough to sustain an entire novel, it felt like a short story stretched and stretched out. On the plus side, the narrator was good and the characters were plausible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Reilly on 08-10-15

A real mind bender

Vonnegut's style is so unique. Flawless clarity, easy to listen to, sometimes albeit slightly repetitive, but that's what makes it so great and a little cynical. Story keeps you very involved and have to pay attention and keep track of a lot of names. I read this book as a young man and just re-listened to it. I am traveling to the Galápagos Islands next year and now will look at it just every so softly different. A good read, if you want something you have to focus to and are open to crazy stories.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew J. Jackson on 25-04-12

What can I say...

What other book might you compare Galapagos to and why?

Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land

Any additional comments?

Ghost narrator, fascinating setting and witty dialog...all with that obscure Vonnegut way of making you feel like you're watching the burning of Dresden with the author.

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