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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,463 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kurt Vonnegut Narrator: Lawrence Pressman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2000 ISBN:
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According to Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, the old science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur on February 13, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. It will be the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience: Should it go on expanding indefinitely, or collapse and make another great big BANG? For its own cosmic reasons, it decides to back up a decade to 1991, giving the world a 10-year case of deja vu, making everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during the past decade, for good or ill, a second time. As a character in, and a brilliant chronicler of, this bizarre event, Kurt Vonnegut casts his wicked wit and his unique perspective on life as he's lived it and observed it, for more than seventy years. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annalisa | 2/20/2014

    " I wouldn't say this is the best Vonnegut I've read. In fact there isn't anything unusual or creative about it. But it was his last book since he died and reading about Kilgore Trout made me smile. Remembering Vonnegut's self-abasing humor made me smile too. There were a couple of insights in the book that made me think, but there were also plenty of times I my mind was wandering and the story didn't grab me. I liked the book more as an autobiographical eulogy than the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 2/17/2014

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK, the man was a genius ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Timothy Kerrigan | 2/12/2014

    " My least favorite Vonnegut book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Gray | 2/9/2014

    " I think this book is just slightly overrated, but I still liked it. I mean, it's got Kilgore Trout in it, so how could I not like it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirin S | 2/3/2014

    " well, it's hard to say. it's very diffrent from other vonnegut's works. i liked it, but maybe you not. i only can say that it's a very special book & you must have a great patience to read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/1/2014

    " I loved Vonnegut's musings on the meaning of life and what it means to have free will. Also one of the funniest books I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler Moore | 1/28/2014

    " Interesting, but not my thing. I typically like Vonnegut but this one didn't do it for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Georgia | 1/24/2014

    " Vonnegut is always a good read as long as you aren't brought down by his negative image of reality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick Black | 1/19/2014

    " This one should have been saved for after he died :/. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brook Miscoski | 1/6/2014

    " Cheap chewing gum is analogous to a killer whale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 1/2/2014

    " Totally self-indulgent Vonnegut. Which is great if you love Vonnegut the way I do. Feels like he expected this to be his last book, even though it was written 11 years before he passed. ...ting-a-ling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 12/13/2013

    " A stirring farewell from my hero. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 12/11/2013

    " Not his best-- how many times can you repeat "Clambake of 2001" before realizing the repetitiveness of such a silly phrase isn't cute or novel anymore? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 12/3/2013

    " Interesting and peculiar book about retrospection. "

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

    " I'm biased because Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite writers. Not his best work, of course, but his voice and his ideas are as original and interesting as ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 8/23/2013

    " heard it wasn't great, and if you've never read vonnegut it's not, but it's an awesome memoir from one of my fav authors "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob LaVelle | 8/3/2013

    " Can't say I liked it. Move on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mattadrian | 7/8/2013

    " I often jot down good quotes form books I'm reading, and no book thus far have I copied more from than "Timequake." What a revelation! How have I not read Vonnegut until now? An absolute joy to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cassie | 5/28/2013

    " A bit more confusing that other Vonnegut, which is saying something. Hard to follow with all the time-jumps. Not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sander Alberink | 3/2/2013

    " difficult to read, a bit hodgepodge to my style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Lyle | 7/24/2012

    " If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 3/6/2012

    " Struggled to get through this, which is why it took me two months. Funny moments, but doesn't really live up to other Vonnegut works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 1/11/2012

    " This book hurt my brain a little, but I liked it nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Shaw | 9/24/2011

    " Definitely not a book for the first time Vonnegut reader, but if you like his style and want to hear him muse over his life and the Life of his alter-ego, Kilgore Trout, it is well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/20/2011

    " Lesser, sorta thrown together Vonnegut still means quality material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 5/15/2011

    " It was good but you have to know before hand that the book has no plot so don't give yourself a headache trying to find one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 4/30/2011

    " Not his best novel by any stretch but his narration and insight is priceless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/25/2011

    " The calm wisdom of an american elder does nothing to dull the social criticism, but softens the blow enough, perhaps, to make the reader drop his guard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuel | 4/12/2011

    " Nothing much to say... it has its moments, but it never fulfills the promise of a good book.
    Gets 2 stars just for those good bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D | 3/22/2011

    " Fun. The most breezy of America's top Vonneguts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 3/15/2011

    " Found this randomly and picked it up when bored - I love serendipity! Opened me up to the wonderful writings of Vonnegut and Slaughterhouse 5, one of my favourite books. This story is a great one too, full of Vonnegut's humanity coupled with a dark, almost cynical worldview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/3/2011

    " 4.5 out of 5 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 1/29/2011

    " Probably not a good idea to start with his last book for first read. It was a bit of random stream of conciousness for me. Very easy and quick read, just didn't see the point. "

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Author Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."