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Extended Audio Sample The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Unabridged), by Franz Kafka
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Tom Whitworth Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Metamorphosis begins as its protagonist, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a huge insect. This change is understandably difficult for Gregor, not to mention his family and business. It ends up costing him his life.

The story has been interpreted as everything from religious allegory to psychoanalytic case history, but works because, though written nearly a century ago, Kafka's fantastic imaginings convey a reality of their own. We surrender to Gregor's experience, which in a way becomes ours.

Also included are stories by Guy de Maupassant: The Englishman, The Piece of String, The Necklace, A Crisis, The Will, Love, The Inn and Was it a Dream.

Translated by Stanley Appelbaum.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ammon | 2/15/2014

    " Although Kafka's friend Max Brod originally promoted these stories as quasi-religious, it is much more profitable to read them, as Kafka apparently did, as (admittedly extremely black) comedies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corey | 2/15/2014

    " Of his short stories in this book, "Metamorphosis" was not one of my favorites. I felt some of the early pieces seemed rough and unfinished... but there were two or three later stories that I loved. Glad I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alison Coffey | 2/3/2014

    " It's hard out there for a bug. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathy | 1/31/2014

    " it didn't change my life. "

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About the Narrator

Tom Whitworth is a published author and a narrator. Some of his narrated works include The Lost World, The Wisdom of Father Brown, Candide, and The Metamorphosis, and Other Stories.