While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut audiobook

While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Foreword by Dave Eggers
Read by Norman Dietz

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664507685

  • ISBN: 9781664615519

  • ISBN: 9781664781214

Runtime: 7.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Kurt Vonnegut made his mark as one of America's most influential writers with novels such as Slaughterhouse- Five-named one of the 100 best English-language novels by Time. Published posthumously, While Mortals Sleep is a collection of 16 short stories, written early in Vonnegut's career, that further cements his status as an American literary icon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Immensely readable and thoroughly entertaining.” Washington Post
“Taut, concise...The stories set themselves up with neat swiftness, proceed at a clip, and shut down with equal speed, [showing Vonnegut] honing his skills in structure and satire.” Los Angeles Times
“A lovely reminder of the mischievous moral voice we lost when we lost Kurt Vonnegut.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Each story has points of interest that make for rewarding reading...Professional storyteller Norman Dietz’s masterly narration adds emotional depth.”  Library Journal (audio review)
“These stories were all good when they were written decades ago, but many strike me as great now. Never has the voice of Kurt Vonnegut, humanist and humorist, been more relevant.” Seattle Times
“While these early stories show an author still testing the boundaries of his craft and obsessions, Vonnegut’s acute moral sense and knack for compelling prose are very much on display.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Norman Dietz, appropriately, seems to be channeling a bit of Mark Twain into some of the stories’ narrators, and he has command of a broad range of American regional accents. He deftly evokes the ordinariness of so many of the characters, letting their words and actions drive them away from stereotype.” AudioFile
“Tightly and crisply written.” Booklist

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as “a true artist” with Cat’s Cradle in 1963.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English