Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis A BBC Radio 4 Reading

Abridged

Audio CD (04 Jan 2018)

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Synopsis

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

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018

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.

Duration: 1 hr 40 mins approx.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785299933
Publisher: BBC Audio
Imprint: BBC Audiobooks
Pub date:
Edition: Abridged
DEWEY: 833.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 108g
Height: 126mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 11mm