The Castle

Customer Reviews

47 Ratings

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4 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 12-19-12

Wonderful reading (but will strange interruptions)

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Because it captures the rhythms of Kafka's prose nicely.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

For some reason, Howard's reading was periodically (rarely but recurring) interrupted by another voice (or Howard's voice on a different day and under different conditions). It sounded as though someone had come along after the initial recording and inserted new material. I found these interjections strange and frustrating. It seemed far less than professional to me.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Seth D.Yockey on 03-26-18

High Comedy Despite Spotty Narration

Any additional comments?

It is true that the narrator's voice appears to be edited-over occasionally for no discernible reason. I did not find this to be as much of a problem as most listeners did according to the reviews. I want to say though - having sampled the other readings - I still think this is the best recording. Howard's quick pace not only shortens the listening time (substantially), but also keeps the reading lively and imbues portions of it a degree of comedy that is hard to overstate.

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