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    • Slaughterhouse-Five

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: James Franco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • all time great book. James Franco does a great job

    • By Noah Van Nest on 2019-04-12

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Sirens of Titan

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The richest, most depraved man on Earth, Malachi Constant, is offered a chance to take a space journey to distant worlds with a beautiful woman at his side. Of course, there's a catch to the invitation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Fantastic narration.

    • By Lucas Jalonen on 2018-03-06

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Galapagos

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    Galapagos takes the listener back one million years to AD 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave, new, totally different human race. Kurt Vonnegut, America's master satirist, looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry - and all that is worth saving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!

    • By Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews on 2019-02-16

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Breakfast of Champions

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: John Malkovich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Breakfast of Champions (1973) provides frantic, scattershot satire and a collage of Vonnegut's obsessions. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut's literary reputation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT for me

    • By C. J. Mccoy on 2018-04-09

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Look at the Birdie

    • Unpublished Short Fiction
    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Christopher E. Welch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    American literary icon Kurt Vonnegut enjoys immense popularity - and an equally immense amount of critical praise - for such works as his absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five. A must-have for readers everywhere, Look at the Birdie adds further insight into the author's body of work with a riveting collection of his previously unpublished short fiction.

    Price: CDN$ 26.45

    • Mother Night

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Kurt Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of grey with a verdict that will haunt us all. Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Player Piano

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 supercomputer and run completely by machines. Paul's rebellion is vintage Vonnegut – wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book was full of "meh"

    • By Dennis on 2017-10-18

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Cat's Cradle

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Cat's Cradle is Kurt 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. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of this century's most important works...and Vonnegut at his very best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and recording

    • By Emergentmind on 2019-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 32.19

    • Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With cutting wit, fierce conviction, and surprising empathy, Vonnegut explores a diverse range of topics including society, politics, sex, literature, and mortality. Fans who believe they've read all of Vonnegut's work will be delighted to find the author speaking frankly about timely and relevant new topics - with an amusing yet insightful style that's instantly recognizable.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Hocus Pocus

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Eugene Debs Hartke describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to prisoner in another of Vonnegut's bitter satirical explorations of how and where (and why) the American dream begins to die. Employing his characteristic narrative device - a retrospective diary in which the protagonist retraces his life at its end, a desperate and disconnected series of events here in Hocus Pocus show Vonnegut with his mask off and his rhetorical devices unshielded.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I found the racism to be challenging

    • By Bill Westwell on 2018-09-11

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Classic Tales of Hope and Courage

    • Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers
    • Written by: Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, William Ernest Henley, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

    - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

    Annotated for modern listeners

    The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

    For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

    Price: CDN$ 19.78

    • Jailbird

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Walter Starbuck, a career humanist and eventual low-level aide in the Nixon White House, is implicated in Watergate and jailed, after which he (like Howard Campbell in Mother Night) works on his memoirs. Starbuck is innocent (his office was used as a base for the Watergate shenanigans of which he had no knowledge), and yet he is not innocent (he has collaborated with power unquestioningly and served societal order all his life). He represents another Vonnegut Everyman caught amongst forces he neither understands nor can defend.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Deadeye Dick

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut's funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors - a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an annihilation of a city by a neutron bomb - Rudy Waltz, aka Deadeye Dick, takes us along on a zany search for absolution and happiness. Here is a tale of crime and punishment that makes us rethink what we believe...and who we say we are.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Welcome to the Monkey House

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn, Maria Tucci, Bill Irwin, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 41.38

    • Timequake

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Arthur Bishop
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    According to Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, the old science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur on February 13, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. It will be the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience: Should it go on expanding indefinitely or collapse and make another great big BANG? For its own cosmic reasons, it decides to back up a decade to 1991, giving the world a 10-year case of deja vu, making everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during the past decade.

    Price: CDN$ 18.75

    • If This Isn't Nice, What Is?

    • Advice for the Young
    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Price: CDN$ 4.02

    • Palm Sunday

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In this self-portrait by an American genius, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonnegut's singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • A Man Without a Country

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest minds in American writing, Kurt Vonnegut shares his often hilarious and always insightful reflections on America, art, politics and life in general. No matter the subject, Vonnegut will have you considering perspectives you may never have regarded. On the creative process: "If you want to really hurt your parents...the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding."

    Price: CDN$ 26.45

    • Armageddon in Retrospect

    • Written by: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Rip Torn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death - a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace, and humanity's tendency toward violence.

    Price: CDN$ 27.79

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