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    • Slaughterhouse-Five

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: James Franco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent detail and black humour

    • By Cyndi on 19-05-2016

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    • Player Piano

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kurt Vonnegut's first novel spins the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut – wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Breakfast of Champions

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: John Malkovich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut's literary reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Adam M. Burnett on 20-01-2018

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    • Hocus Pocus

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eugene Debs Hartke describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to prisoner in another of Vonnegut's bitter satirical explorations of how and where (and why) the American dream begins to die. Employing his characteristic narrative device - a retrospective diary in which the protagonist retraces his life at its end, a desperate and disconnected series of events here in Hocus Pocus show Vonnegut with his mask off and his rhetorical devices unshielded.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • The Sirens of Titan

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course, there's a catch to the invitation....

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    • Cat's Cradle

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic.

    • By Lesia Sinyagovska on 06-04-2016

    Non-member price: $35.08

    • Deadeye Dick

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut's funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors - a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb - Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe...and who we say we are.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Sucker's Portfolio

    • A Collection of Previously Unpublished Writing
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Available to listeners for the first time, Sucker’s Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never-before-published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stories and one non-fiction piece are consummate Vonnegut with piercing satire and an eye for life’s obscene inanity. Also available for the first time is an unfinished science-fiction short story, included in the appendix.

    Non-member price: $20.49

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    • Adventures in Time & Space
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Staats Cotsworth, Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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    "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Interview with Kurt Vonnegut

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Kurt Vonnegut, Donald Farber
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this interview, the late author Kurt Vonnegut talks with his long-time attorney and agent, Donald Farber, about his classic novel Slaughterhouse Five, which was first published in 1969. It is widely considered one of the best American novels of the 20th century.

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    • Bagombo Snuff Box

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Alexander Marshall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
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    From the author of such classics as Breakfast of Champions and Cat's Cradle comes this collection of unabridged short fiction originally published in some of America's most popular magazines of the 1950s and 60s. Vonnegut himself selected his best early works for this collection, and he reads the preface and afterword to boot!

    Non-member price: $24.59

    • The Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Audio Collection

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. himself reads from his most celebrated works: Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and three complete stories from Welcome to the Monkey House.

    Non-member price: $24.81

    • Galapagos

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, totally different human race. Kurt Vonnegut, America's master satirist, looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry - and all that is worth saving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The only boring Vonnegut book so far

    • By Anonymous User on 03-05-2018

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Mother Night

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Kurt Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of grey with a verdict that will haunt us all. Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Bluebeard

    • The Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916-1988)
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet Rabo Karabekian, a moderately successful surrealist painter who we meet late in life and see struggling (like all of Vonnegut's key characters) with the dregs of unresolved pain and the consequences of brutality. Loosely based on the legend of Bluebeard (best realized in Bela Bartok's one-act opera), the novel follows Karabekian through the last events in his life that is heavy with women, painting, artistic ambition, artistic fraudulence, and as of yet unknown consequence.

    • The Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916-1988)
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 23-06-2015
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Welcome to the Monkey House

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn, Maria Tucci, Bill Irwin, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.

    Non-member price: $45.10

    • Fates Worse Than Death

    • An Autobiographical Collage
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kurt Vonnegut presents in Fates Worse than Death a veritable cornucopia of his thoughts on what could perhaps best be summed up as "anti-theology", a manifesto for atheism that details Vonnegut's drift from conventional religion, even a tract evidencing belief in the divine held within each individual self--the deity within each individual person present in a universe that otherwise lacks any real order.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

    • Advice for the Young
    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Slapstick

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Perhaps the most autobiographical (and deliberately least disciplined) of Vonnegut's novels, Slapstick (1976) is in the form of a broken family odyssey and is surely a demonstration of its eponymous title. The story centers on brother and sister twins, children of Wilbur Swain, who are in sympathetic and (possibly) telepathic communication and who represent Vonnegut's relationship with his own sister who died young of cancer almost two decades before the book's publication.

    Non-member price: $29.22

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