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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64,350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Alpha DVD Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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The Trial by Franz Kafka is one of the great novels of the 20h century. Josef K. is an ordinary man who is arrested on his 30th birthday. He is prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, yet the nature of his crime is never revealed to him. One year after his arrest he is executed. His last words describe his own death: Like a dog!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa Carlos | 1/28/2014

    " Didn't like it all that much, but it could be due to bad translation. I like the plot, I just didn't like how the story was told. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Kelly | 12/24/2013

    " The greatest book in Western literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arunaabh Shah | 12/20/2013

    " the best book i've ever read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frida Fantastic (book blogger) | 12/16/2013

    " Great work, unfortunately Kafka didn't around to finishing it, but it shouldn't detract from its concept. It's short, but it's packed with so much possible meaning it's nauseating. It's simultaneously darkly funny and a really challenging mindscrew. It's about the absurdity and minutia of modern life that we are all probably subjected to but don't really notice. Don't let the ending get you down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivek | 10/13/2013

    " Dystopian fiction is not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ake Anca | 7/29/2013

    " I read it in the 10th grade and I didn't get it at all. It seemed weird and funny, sometimes it felt like it was suffocating me. I have seen the movie two years after reading it and made me think a little bit. I will try reading it again this summer to see how it goes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ted | 1/12/2013

    " The unseen and overwhelming forces from above control the destiny of a banker. They take him down, "Like a dog!" This book is as relevant now as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 akanksha | 11/27/2012

    " I almost forgot about that german lit class I took back in the day.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrienne Vogt | 10/6/2012

    " meandering, but interesting. a giant metaphor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Bor | 9/1/2012

    " After a visit to the Kafka museum in Prague, decided to indulge myself with some of this man's work. Very impressive book on a man's hopeless fight against a mindless bureaucratic juggernaut, and finally his succumbing to this force of nature. Still has me thinking on this book on a regular basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 6/8/2012

    " a horrific account of one mans journey into hell... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teo Graur | 5/13/2012

    " Details, situations and characters driven to the absurd to perfectly depict the dark tunnels of an opprevise government. Education, position, the fight for justice and common sense have no value. "Like a dog!". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julio C. | 5/3/2012

    " Un grande, pero hay que aguantar esos textos increibles "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Homeinmyshoes | 4/17/2012

    " I've only read this and The Metamorphosis by Kafka. I do love the number of levels that I can read his stuff at. Just a great thinking book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kieran McGhee | 1/10/2012

    " It's Kafka! Kind of hard to go wrong there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nada | 5/17/2011

    " intriguing since the first word.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cpury | 5/10/2011

    " When I first read it (I was 17) I lay nights awake thinking how someone could write a book this perfect. Kafka is for me some kind of untouchable God figure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2011

    " I recall seeing and reading many similar cases in history books and documentaries, where people were just dragged out of their homes, detained for weeks or even months when there was no evident proof to link them to any civil crimes. Detention without conviction.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/25/2011

    " One of my favorite books, EVER. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelby | 4/11/2011

    " OK, I glad I went through the experience of reading this book. Now I feel like I need to attend a lecture about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 4/8/2011

    " I believe we read this in History in 9th grade at Taft... I remember being disturbed, in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 3/29/2011

    " I like Kafka, but this book was so roundabout and frustrating that I literally got dizzy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radwa | 3/29/2011

    " Though Kafka died before finishing the book,but it is definitely a masterpiece!!
    "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.