No wonder Elias Canetti described it as "one of the few great and perfect works of the poetic imagination written". The Metamorphosis remains one of the best works of fiction in history.
It is the story of a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes up to find himself being transformed to an insect-like creature. The story unfolds into one of the greatest short fiction stories ever written.
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I'm a singing songwriting postie living in Yorkshire. Sometimes I like to be challenged by a book, and sometimes I just want to lose myself.
Utterly wonderful. A paranoid meta-metaphor with a dark heart but redemption at the end (for the family, at least ...)
"Is this really a person narrating?"
The narration totally bums this version out....it could almost be a computer reading this...is it?
a terrible robotic reading of the story - i cannot really suggest anyone buying this - i had to stop it before it drove me crazy
yes, the robotic tone of voice really made me be unable to continue listening
"Change by Chris Selna is a much better version"
Not this version. But as far as the book, yes. It's often cited as the greatest short story.
The premise and beautiful thoughts about the human condition, crappy jobs and family loyalties.
Not nearly up to par with this classic story. Way too underplayed. Like I said earlier, my fave audiobook version is 'Change' by Chris Selna, narrated by Ron Herczig.
This my favorite book so on the 100th anniversary I listened to all the audiobook versions. By far the best was narrated by Ron Herczig and adapted by Chris Selna. The title is 'Change'.
"Tim Campbell is a computer or a terrible narrator"
No way. I couldn't listen to this for more than 2 minutes. I had to buy another version. Either Tim Campbell is a computer, or a human being whose narration was poorly auto tuned to make him sound like a computer. Either way I couldn't pay attention to the words.
Disappointment as I had to stop it in the beginning due to horrible narration.
Always listen to the previews before buying. Do not rely on star rating. Lesson learned. Luckily this lesson only cost me $2.
"Great story, maybe weirdly read, but I enjoyed it."
Yes, it is cheap enough not to fret about, short enough to give a chance, and overall rewarding.
Delving into the mind and sympathizing with a cockroach. Did not think I could go there but I did. I hate cockroaches.
Definitely check out the sample first. The performer has a languid, almost mechanical pace to his voice. But for me it worked. I usually listen to books while working on projects or driving and like it when they speak slower and simpler so I can focus on the task at hand more than the book.
It has some dark humor that I found smirk-worthy. The ending was satisfying.
Try it, it may just be the most original story you ever read. One billion English teachers probably aren't wrong.
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