Welcome to the Monkey House

  • by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by David Strathairn, Maria Tucci, Bill Irwin, Tony Roberts, Dylan Baker
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kurt Vonnegut is 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" (The New York Times) with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He is, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers".Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut's shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, what these superb stories share is Vonnegut's audacious sense of humor and extraordinary range of creative vision.

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Classic Vonnegut

I had read this collection of stories in high school and loved it. When I saw it came out in audio, I snapped it up. It's even better than I remembered it. This collection has it all: from quirky romance to thought-provoking sci-fi to biting (and sometimes hilarious) political satire.

This collection also includes one of the most disturbing short stories I've ever read: the haunting war tale "All the King's Horses".

All stories are well read, by a collection of very capable narrators.
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- Michael

Light reading pleasure

Kurt Vonnegut?s Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of short stories. Some of the stories are dated material and stories that might require knowledge of current events from the 1960?s to fully understand. This is not the norm for most of the stories. The stories subjects range from science fiction to American humor. I found many of the stories to be delightful, imaginative and laugh out loud funny. This audio book is a good family travel book that can be enjoyed by many listeners but some of the stories may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13 due to subject matter.
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- R. Baker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2006
  • Publisher: HarperAudio