The Trial

Written by:
Franz Kafka
Narrated by:
George Guidall

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2008
8 hours 0 minutes
If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript. Thirty-year-old Josef K., a financial officer in a European city bank, is suddenly arrested. He is subjected to hearings, questioning, and visits from officials. Defending his innocence against charges that are never explained to him, he watches his life dissolve into absurdity. Whether read as an existential tale or a parable, this haunting story stands out as one of the great novels of our time. Breon Mitchell, a professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, has received national awards for his literary translations. The renewed energy and power of this classic work are complemented by veteran narrator George Guidall's superb performance. Publisher's note, translator's preface, and fragments are included on the final tape.
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Alexander G.

I thought it was funny

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Jose victor G.

In a sense we are all on trail … every decision we make brings consequences… “good or bad “ … we put ourselves on trail by those never ending choices we make ..: is up to me to strive to live in freedom ..: At the very least freedom form myself and my ego … the world represented here is really not that detached form the ways of many governments this days… so this book to me is a cautionary tale…

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David C.

Fantastic book, plan to listen to it again. Very well read. Pulls you in and does not let your go. A book about authoritarianism that is clearly apt for the times we live in.

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