The Trial

  • by Franz Kafka, Mike Mitchell (translator)
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the great works of the 20th century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure.
One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his listeners to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete.

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Was my unabridged audible book missing a charpter?

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My version of the audible book ended with K. driving off to see his mother - no resolution to anything. Everything was still open. Did I get the complete book? It was supposed to be unabridged.

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- Patricia

questions are better than answers

What can be said about this book that hasn't already. I think listening to compared to reading would far better as it gets tedious in points. It's a tedious by design however which makes the story brilliant.

Check out Night Vale, it's a free podcast (sorry Audible) which plays with the same kind of weird but normal world Kafka masters.

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- Ashton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-16-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios