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ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

by | Read by Rip Torn, Mark Vonnegut

Contemporary Culture • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Kurt Vonnegut was a versatile author whose books addressed a wide range of subjects. Published posthumously, ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT is an engaging compilation of 12 of the authors' most compelling writings, focused primarily on the topics of war and peace. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the essays is their variety, ranging from a letter Vonnegut wrote to his family when he was taken prisoner by the Germans during WWII to his final speech. Vonnegut does not mince words, and the material is thought-provoking, captivating, and humorous. Rip Torn is a somewhat unusual choice to narrate Vonnegut's essays. Torn's voice has a raspy twang that can be distracting, yet Vonnegut offers his opinions in such a compelling fashion that the listener can easily focus on the content rather than the delivery. D.J.S. 2009 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780143143154 $34.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433243486 $34.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433243493 $60.00 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433243509 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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