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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161,113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Pedro Montoya Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Un hombre despierta y se encuentra convertido en un enorme insecto. Un faquir, dedicado al ayuno, lo hace por tanto tiempo que se olvidan de el. Este es el tipo de historia de pesadilla que caracteriza al gran autor checo. Aunque hoy dia Franz Kafka es considerado como uno de los grandes novelistas en la historia de la literatura, el mismo tenia tal cantidad de inseguridad sobre si mismo, que ordeno a su amigo y albacea Max Brod que a su muerte quemara todos sus manuscritos. Fue afortunado que Brod ignorara ese mandato y salvara para la posteridad la obra de Kafka. Este genial y unico autor supo crear un mundo de pesadilla en que las cosas suceden sin explicacion, en que los personajes se defienden de un destino que no entienden, en que hay efectos sin causas aparentes y donde todo pasa por que si.

Kafka is considered among the greatest novelists in history. His style is surprisingly clear and deeply fascinating, and The Metamorphosis is rightfully regarded a classic.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli Chesick | 2/14/2014

    " Interesting is all I can say! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mares | 1/31/2014

    " Let`s see what this book has in store. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Reed | 12/25/2013

    " A Level Drama. Weird. I'm sure it would make more sense to me now but my experience with it has put me off trying again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 11/14/2013

    " a disturbing, yet oddly hopeful document. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 9/6/2013

    " Very interesting, and I was glad that I read what's supposed to be one of the great stories of the 20th century. But, honestly, I didn't get it. Ah well... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skip | 8/26/2013

    " For weeks after reading this book, I had strong reactions which came out of nowhere. "How could they be so cruel and in humane?" Yes, Kafka stays with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 8/10/2013

    " This story blew my mind. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keila Lopez | 7/9/2013

    " I did not see a point in writing this short story. I just don't understand why it would pass through Kafka's mind to write a story like this is. It felt so bland. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maggie | 4/9/2013

    " sooo i hate this book. it took me like a month to finish this book. and this book doesn't make any sense. what is the point of the book, because you are no yourself anymore, your family will kick you out of the house.... i just totally don't like this book at all "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess Kogel | 11/22/2012

    " All of his books have had a drastic effect on my life and the other books which I have read. You wouldn't be doing yourself and your life justice if you didn't at least attempt to read "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irfan | 11/5/2012

    " Prorbably the most fascinating book i've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandeep Saroha | 8/27/2012

    " I don't know what to make out of it. should I feel pity and sympathy for on Gregor's misfortune and broken dreams, or to feel enraged towards his family, especially towards his sister. a nice short read able to coldly sympathize one's heart. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vincent | 8/3/2012

    " I'm sorry... I just couldn't handle Kafka. Or Camus. Or a lot that we had to read in high-school. Some was very good, but some was forced upon us.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 4/26/2012

    " Interesting story. Enough details about the protagonists change to make a mental image, but not too much to make it too literal. Most interestingly as others have written are the changes in the families psychology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubio | 5/24/2011

    " La mejor traducción al castellano de esta obra es la Jorge Luis Borges. No puedo creer que haya tantas personas que den una puntuación tan baja a esta obra. Evidentemente hay mucha gente que se acostumbró a comer en McDonald`s y ya no puede saborear otra cosa... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 5/24/2011

    " Probably one of the saddest stories about human existence and family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 5/23/2011

    " Hadn't read this since college, which is to say, 40 years ago. So of course I remembered nothing. It was a revelation to realize how simply written but overwhelmingly strange this story is. It really sets the bar for tales of personal alienation within the family and society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juan | 5/23/2011

    " Tan actual en aquel entonces como ahora. No nos convertimos en cucarachas (o escarabajos), porque seguimos siendo lo que somos en nuestros trabajos afines al sistema. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 5/22/2011

    " This story disturbed and fascinated me all at the same time. The catalyst is sort of gross, but the metaphor is amazing. I never want to be like his family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " Very dense. Very short. Very symbolic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tbergamin | 5/22/2011

    " I read this book when I was fourteen - a long, long time ago - and I still remember it. This book made a lasting impression on me and rate it in the top 5 of books I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiff | 5/21/2011

    " My best friend loved this book and I couldn't understand how or why... I did like this better than The Trial. It's queer... as usual it's Kafka-esque but he hit isolation right on the dot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/19/2011

    " Meant something different when I lived with cockroaches the size of puppies... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/19/2011

    " I read this story during one of my blissful days as an undergraduate at Bellarmine. It's a great story. It seems like the Republicans are trying to turn most of us into cockroaches without pensions or health care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 5/18/2011

    " Interesting. Absolutely deserves more than one read. The critical essays I mostly skimmed, but a few ideas caught my eye. I did not see the three "roomers" as a representative phallus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 5/17/2011

    " This edition is half essays about the book, and I did not read the essays. My 4 star rating is just based on the story and the introduction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " If you have ever felt like an alien hiding among humanity this is a powerful work on disconnection and self image. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonard | 5/11/2011

    " My thoughts on this book, don't put anyone before your self. Self Reliance is most important. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mj | 5/11/2011

    " Hmmm... A little weird - even for an English book. "

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Author Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924), one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century, was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague. His unique body of writing, much of which is incomplete and was mainly published posthumously, is considered by some people to be among the most influential in Western literature, inspiring such writers as Albert Camus, Rex Warner, and Samuel Beckett.