The Trial

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100093847
Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481559508
Narrator/s: Geoffrey Howard
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Description

Josef K. is an employee at a bank, an Everyman without any particular qualities or ambitions. His inconsequence makes doubly strange his "arrest" by an officer of the court, made with no formal charges or explanation. Disoriented and consumed with guilt for a "crime" he does not understand, Josef K. must justify his life to a "court" with which he cannot communicate. The defendant can only ask questions, but receives no answers to clarify the surreal world in which he is compelled to wander.Through the court's relentless bureaucratic proceedings and absurd juxtapositions of different hypotheses of cause and effect, the whole rational structure of the world is undermined. The trial of Josef K. becomes a chilling existential metaphor for life itself, where every sentence is a sentence of death.

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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Original Publish Date: Aug 04, 2008

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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C4420
Released: Nov 12, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428158290
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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): Todd McLaren
Product Number DD31903
Released: Jun 30, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452603483
eAudio
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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number Z2557
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449881344
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3B381
Released: Feb 15, 1999
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ISBN: #9781428158313
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Class Set
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3L381
Released: Feb 15, 1999
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ISBN: #9781428158320
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3C932
Released: Feb 15, 1999
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ISBN: #9781428158337
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Product Number 14879
Released: Aug 13, 2008
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Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: #9780805209990

Professional reviews

"A short note to narrator Geoffrey Howard: Breathe. Take one deep breath. Allow readers a chance to hear a pause so they can press the stop button and not miss anything. End of note. Actually, Howard has a great voice for this modern classic's new translation. (Don't fast-forward past his reading of the translator's note. It explains a lot.) Howard's British accent and deep monotone set the proper dark tone for the book. He stays away from character voices, and that works too because his inflections carry the story's emotions along. Indeed, Howard acts as our intellectual guide by emphasizing key passages and marking them as worthy of interpretation and discussion. If only he would take a breath once in a while. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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