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  • Slaughterhouse-Five

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Did I Enjoy it or Experience it?

  • By Simon on 05-06-17

Excellent delivery of a timeless classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I don't need to say much about the novel itself. Brilliant, witty, dark at times. James Franco's performance is just deadpan enough to fit Vonnegut's style. Highly recommended!

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