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Publisher Description

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka's famous story of man-turned-insect, Metamorphosis.

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After a night of troubled dreams, Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a huge, monstrous, cockroach-like creature, with an armour-plated back and multiple limbs. 

Gradually, he comes to terms with his new state - but his parents and sister are horrified and increasingly revolted. To them, Gregor is unclean, verminous and entirely repellent, and as he becomes more and more of a burden, their horror turns to a terrible indifference.... 

First published in 1915, Kafka's surreal existential novella explores concepts such as the absurdity of life, alienation and the disconnect between mind and body. Read by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek, The Imitation Game), this tale - often described as one of the greatest in the history of fiction - is chilling, captivating and darkly comic. 

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
BC
Benedict Cumberbatch
LENGTH
01:38
hr min
RELEASED
2018
January 4
PUBLISHER
BBC Digital Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
47.2
Mb

Customer Reviews

Cooldude64😜 ,

Wonderful

BC does a great narration of a confounding classic book. After I finished this audiobook I just had to search other people’s interpretations. It’s a kind of book that makes you think deeper regardless of whether or not that what you were looking for.

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