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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (128,440 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kurt Vonnegut Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cat's Cradle is Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A free-wheeling vehicle…an unforgettable ride.”

    New York Times

  • “Our finest black-humorist…We laugh in self-defense.”

    Atlantic Monthly

  • Vonnegut's 1963 satirical science fiction novel still manages to pack a powerfully subversive punch…Tony Roberts brings tremendous energy to his reading, projecting a sardonic tone perfectly suited to Vonnegut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 1964 Hugo Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Duncan Finlayson | 2/18/2014

    " I was lent Cats Cradle by my brother-in-law, he thought I might like it, but to be honest I struggled with it a fair bit! I had no knowledge of the book prior to reading, thus I had no preconceptions of it either, but it's fair to say I don't see the classic book that other reviewers see! I just didn't get on with the authors writing style, I didn't see the absurdities in the situations in the storyline, in so much that, that the book seemed to be absurd in the way it was written! The more I read, the more I felt this way, it's fair to say we didn't get on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bob Mabbitt | 1/30/2014

    " Makes one long for Indiana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ken | 1/27/2014

    " The essential Vonnegut. I have never felt so transparent as when I read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jillian | 1/25/2014

    " Nothing in this review is the truth. "

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