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The Trial [Alpha DVD]

Narrated by: Dick Hill
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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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!"

Public Domain (P)2010 Alpha DVD LLC

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A classic without a flaw

an interesting perspective and a even more profound meaning behind the most simple of facts

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  • Pharmacist
  • 07-03-11

Excellent reading of a classic book

The narrator did an excellent job of adding to the already bizarre and disturbing story. If you like Kafka, you will like this translation and narration.

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  • BB
  • 20-08-14

Excellent match of text and performer--a steal

The Trial may be the greatest book ever written about the ruthless, logical absurdity of a bureaucracy at its most extreme. If you've ever gotten the run-around at the DMV or your insurance company, you will find the story of Josef K uncomfortably familiar. Dick Hill has just the right voice--a little older, precise, particular--to deliver this text in its cold, comic perfection. Well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-08-18

Kafka is...

Never knew what to expect the entire time. Good read. Te narator did his job excellent!

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  • Mike
  • 10-12-19

just listen

it's full of so many parallels with today's experience. I enjoyed the narrator. excellent recitation.