The Castle

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Franz Kafka

Narrated By: Geoffrey Howard

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2008

Duration: 10 hours 37 minutes


This new edition of Kafka's terrifying and comic masterpiece is the product of an international team of experts who used Kafka's original text and notes to render this story as close to the author's vision as possible. Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man's relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle.The story of K-the unwanted land surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle and yet cannot go home-seems to depict, like a dream from the deepest recesses of consciousness, an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. A perpetual human condition lies at the heart of this labyrinthine world: dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, reason and nonsense, harmony and disintegration. An unfinished novel that feels strangely complete, The Castle uses absurd fantasy to reveal a profound truth.


  • James D.

    Geoffrey Howard’s clear-voiced and unhistrionic reading strikes the right tone for this dreamlike work. Each oblique encounter and conversation between K and the various denizens of the wintry village beneath the impenetrable castle is rendered as though the incredible is credible. I think it’s best to follow along with the text, so check your library or bookstore for the Mark Harman translation.


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