Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | March 11, 2015

    Mark Adams: IMG All Signs Point to Atlantis



    When I tell people I've spent the last three years working on a book about Atlantis, they usually have two questions. The first almost always goes... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Cat's Cradle

by

Cat's Cradle Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Cat's Cradle is 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.

Review:

"Vonnegut's 1963 satirical science fiction novel still manages to pack a powerfully subversive punch. The new audio release offers listeners an excellent opportunity to connect — or reconnect — with a classic text whose thematic elements — nuclear terror, the complications of science, American imperialism, global capitalism and the role of religion in public life — are remarkably relevant to our 21st-century landscape. The story line centers on a young writer's quest to research the history of the atomic bomb, which leads to a bizarre political soap opera and apocalyptic showdown on the shores of a seedy banana republic in the Caribbean. Tony Roberts brings tremendous energy to his reading, projecting a sardonic tone perfectly suited to Vonnegut. His portrayals of the principal male figures sometimes take the form of interchangeable over-the-top carnival barkers, but given the essence of the material, such a unnuanced approach can be understood and appreciated. The audiobook includes a 2005 interview in which Vonnegut — who died April 11, 2007 — discusses how his life shaped his literary craft." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

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."

Tony Roberts is a familiar face from his appearances in numerous Woody Allen and other films, and his starring roles on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace, Promises, Promises, The Allergist's Wife, and Xanadu.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060898731
Publisher:
Caedmon
Subject:
General
Read:
Tbd
Read:
Roberts, Tony
Performed by:
Roberts, Tony
Performed:
Roberts, Tony
Author:
Roberts, Tony
Author:
Vonnegut, Kurt
Author:
by Kurt Vonnegut
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.56x.80 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

Cat's Cradle
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages Caedmon - English 9780060898731 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Vonnegut's 1963 satirical science fiction novel still manages to pack a powerfully subversive punch. The new audio release offers listeners an excellent opportunity to connect — or reconnect — with a classic text whose thematic elements — nuclear terror, the complications of science, American imperialism, global capitalism and the role of religion in public life — are remarkably relevant to our 21st-century landscape. The story line centers on a young writer's quest to research the history of the atomic bomb, which leads to a bizarre political soap opera and apocalyptic showdown on the shores of a seedy banana republic in the Caribbean. Tony Roberts brings tremendous energy to his reading, projecting a sardonic tone perfectly suited to Vonnegut. His portrayals of the principal male figures sometimes take the form of interchangeable over-the-top carnival barkers, but given the essence of the material, such a unnuanced approach can be understood and appreciated. The audiobook includes a 2005 interview in which Vonnegut — who died April 11, 2007 — discusses how his life shaped his literary craft." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.