Kurt Vonnegut. Read by Alexander Marshall & Kurt Vonnegut.
5 audio CDs
5 hrs 45 mins/2007
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These early short stories by Kurt Vonnegut were written for magazines like The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, and Argosy in their heyday, before television took over as America's first entertainment choice. Selected by Vonnegut, they are read aloud here by Alexander Marshall, with an introduction and afterword read by the master himself.
"It's a Vonnegut fan's dream: un-collected gems of his early fiction in audio form. Vonnegut handpicked these rare pieces from his writings of the 1950s and 1960s. Already, his satirical sense of the absurd is present, not only in the bizarrely named title piece, but also in such stories as 'The Boy Who Hated Girls' and 'Thanasphere.' Reader Alexander Marshall brings to the stories the perfect balance of a suave announcer's voice (listeners can easily imagine these stories being presented on radio) and a wide range of character voices that add incredible color to the zany characters only Kurt Vonnegut could create."—AudioFile