Galapagos

  • by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Kurt Vonnegut's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews Gay Talese about the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.

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What the Critics Say

"Beautiful...provocative, arresting reading." (USA Today)
"Vonnegut is a post-modern Mark Twain.... Galapagos is a madcap genealogical adventure." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The best Vonnegut novel yet!" (John Irving)

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A real mind bender

Vonnegut's style is so unique. Flawless clarity, easy to listen to, sometimes albeit slightly repetitive, but that's what makes it so great and a little cynical. Story keeps you very involved and have to pay attention and keep track of a lot of names. I read this book as a young man and just re-listened to it. I am traveling to the Galápagos Islands next year and now will look at it just every so softly different. A good read, if you want something you have to focus to and are open to crazy stories.
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- Reilly

Love Vonnegut? Listen to this...

Kurt Vonnegut was obviously born on another planet, his perspective is so deliciously different. I am very sympathetic to his atheistic world view. He almost heroically presents fiction that tickles my fancy. At the same time, he presents scenarios that are totally grounded in possibility, yanking our minds out of the hum-drum daily grind. If there is a God, Vonnegut must be their favorite creation, he sheds so much light upon the human condition...
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios