The Castle

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Franz Kafka

Narrated By: Allan Corduner

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: November 2011

Duration: 13 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.'s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential writers.

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  • Sinan T

    Kafka masterpiece. Allan Corduner's narration with voice characterizations is wonderful. British accent makes it more authentic. I love the pronunciation of K (ka instead of kay as most American readers would do)

  • Christian Verkroost

    The book requires editing. Probably cut down by half. Endless pointless conversations particularly in the last third of the book made it a chore to get through Excellent narration though