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Welcome to the Monkey House

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Publisher Comments:

Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist"* with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."

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.

*The New York Times

Review:

"Listeners are in for a treat as a masterful cast animates many of Vonnegut's finest short pieces. Vonnegut colors his oft-wondrous works with memorable characters, fantastic realities, pitch-perfect dialogue and heapings of satire and humor — a tall order for any audio actor. But this group of narrators are veterans of screen and stage, each with a unique voice as malleable as clay. It's hard to find fault with this production. Occasionally, Tucci and Irwin oversoften their voices, and listeners may find themselves reaching for the volume. Otherwise, there are very few blemishes. Baker is outstanding in 'All the King's Horses' and 'The Hyannis Port Story.' Strathairn shines on 'Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog' and 'The Lie.' Tucci handles with ease the predominantly male pieces 'Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son' and 'Manned Missiles.' Irwin inhabits every character. The robust Roberts is both commanding and wry. Given the fertile material and the collective talent of the cast, listeners should expect nothing less than excellence here. They won't be disappointed. Available in paperback from Dell. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

< p> Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in < i> The Siren's of Titan< /i> in 1959 and established him as "a true artist"* with < i> Cat's Cradle< /i> in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers." < /p> < p> < i> Welcome to the Monkey House< /i> is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as < i> The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction< /i> and < i> The Atlantic Monthly< /i> , what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision. < /p> < p> < i> *The New York Times< /i> < /p>

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Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Siren's of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060898717
Publisher:
Caedmon
Subject:
General
Read by:
Strathairn, David
Read by:
Tucci, Maria
Read:
Strathairn, David
Read:
Tucci, Maria
Author:
Strathairn, David
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Author:
Tucci, Maria
Author:
Strathairn David
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.74x5.12x1.34 in. .57 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details pages Caedmon - English 9780060898717 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Listeners are in for a treat as a masterful cast animates many of Vonnegut's finest short pieces. Vonnegut colors his oft-wondrous works with memorable characters, fantastic realities, pitch-perfect dialogue and heapings of satire and humor — a tall order for any audio actor. But this group of narrators are veterans of screen and stage, each with a unique voice as malleable as clay. It's hard to find fault with this production. Occasionally, Tucci and Irwin oversoften their voices, and listeners may find themselves reaching for the volume. Otherwise, there are very few blemishes. Baker is outstanding in 'All the King's Horses' and 'The Hyannis Port Story.' Strathairn shines on 'Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog' and 'The Lie.' Tucci handles with ease the predominantly male pieces 'Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son' and 'Manned Missiles.' Irwin inhabits every character. The robust Roberts is both commanding and wry. Given the fertile material and the collective talent of the cast, listeners should expect nothing less than excellence here. They won't be disappointed. Available in paperback from Dell. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , < p> Kurt Vonnegut is a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in < i> The Siren's of Titan< /i> in 1959 and established him as "a true artist"* with < i> Cat's Cradle< /i> in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers." < /p> < p> < i> Welcome to the Monkey House< /i> is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as < i> The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction< /i> and < i> The Atlantic Monthly< /i> , what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision. < /p> < p> < i> *The New York Times< /i> < /p>
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