Player Piano

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: BN8894
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511323840
Narrator/s: Christian Rummel
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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 super computer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegutwildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

Professional reviews

"In Vonnegut's first published novel, Paul Proteus lives in an efficient world where machines continually solve all of humans' problems, except that the vast majority of humanity is now left with little hope, aspiration, or employment. Frustrated, like many contemporaries, the privileged Proteus must decide whom to cast his lot with--the elite or the revolutionaries. Christian Rummel maintains a reflective voice that illuminates Proteus's turmoil. His prose is smooth and well emphasized while some of his vocal characterizations add a bit more personality than the text suggests. For instance, Rummel adds a bit of a macho drawl to Proteus's close friend and fellow conspirator, Ed Finnerty. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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