Metamorphosis and Other Stories, The

Genre: Classics

Metamorphosis and Other Stories, The

Performed by:
George Guidall

In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity’s unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author’s extraordinary talent in a variety of forms—prose poems, short stories, sketches, allegories, and novelettes—and showcases the straight–faced humor, startling psychological insight, and haunting imagination for which he is revered as a modern master. In this brilliant new translation, prize–winning translator Joachim Neugroschel preserves the delicate balance, rich timbre, and wondrous language of Kafka’s original works. In addition to The Metamorphosis, this collection includes Early Stories, Contemplation, The Judgement, The Stoker, In the Penal Colony, and A Country Doctor.

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Run time: 9 hours
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Author
Franz Kafka

Biography:
Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” and “The Stoker.” He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes.
Narrator
George Guidall

Biography:
Narrator George Guidall’s 40-year career in the theatre includes leading roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theatres across the country. The recipient of an Obie Award, he has appeared in over 75 productions ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. He has appeared on major soap operas in New York as well as in TV shows such as Law and Order, The Equalizer, and Spencer for Hire. One of the audiobook industry’s most acclaimed readers, Guidall received Audie Awards™ for his performances of A Widow for One Year and I Know This Much Is True.

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