James franco will read an audiobook of slaughterhousefive, and you can listen to an exclusive snippet now. Slaughterhouse five was hugely successful, brought vonnegut an enormous audience, was a finalist for the national book award and a best seller, and remains four decades later as timeless and shattering a war fiction as catch22, with which it stands as the two signal novels of their riotous and furious decade. Franco does a convincing job voicing the accents of the german, russian, and american soldiers. Slaughterhouse five and its relevance to our time duration. Slaughterhouse five, by kurt vonnegut when seeking for unusual sf concepts, its always a good idea to begin with a brisk reread of kurt vonnegut. Slaughterhousefive explores the idea of predestination versus free will, the effects of war, and our perception of time. Like catch 22, it fashions the authors experiences in the second world war into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority.
I usually like james franco as an actor, but i was greatly disappointed with his narration of this book. Slaughterhousefive adaptation in development at epix the wrap. Lees slaughterhousefive a novel door kurt vonnegut verkrijgbaar bij. Slaughterhousefive performed by james franco writers. James franco is an inspired choice as narrator for this antiwar classic. James franco s narration of slaughterhousefive lacks energy, but finale and concussion get the proper vocal treatment.
The actors in james franco s brilliant debut novel include a mcdonalds drivethru operator who spends his shift trying on accents. The this is the end actor lends his voice to the audiobook of. James franco jumps through time this week with a new audio version of slaughterhouse five to be released tuesday. Hear kurt vonnegut read slaughterhousefive, cats cradle. A dutydance with death 1969 is a science fictioninfused antiwar novel by kurt vonnegut about the world war ii experiences and journeys through time of billy pilgrim, from his time as an american soldier and. In slaughterhouse five, he introduces a character who has become unstuck in time, randomly traveling to different points along his lifespan, from world war ii, all the way to that period he spent in an alien zoo it makes sense in context. They take him in their flying saucer to the planet tralfamadore, where they mate him with a movie actress named montana wildhack. Playaway digital audio findaway world, llc audible, inc brilliance audio firm billy pilgrim, a world war ii veteran and pow, has, in the later stage of his life, become unstuck in time and experiences at will or unwillingly all known events of his chronology out of order and. James franco billy pilgrim, a chaplains assistant during the second world war, returns home only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present. For those of you who dont remember reading the book, slaughterhouse five. James francos narration of slaughterhousefive lacks energy, but. It follows the life and experiences of billy pilgrim, from his early years to his time as an american soldier and chaplains assistant during world war ii, to the postwar years, with billy occasionally traveling through time itself. Listen to james franco read kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive exclusive keipher mckenniewireimage the this is the end actor lends his voice to the audiobook of the satirical science. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial.
Centering on the infamous world war ii firebombing of dresden, the novel is the result of what kurt vonnegut described as a twentythreeyear struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an american prisoner of war. There was nothing at all remarkable about his voice. Oh, and james franco is reading the classic scifi novel, in case that wasnt clear. Although too sensitive to be an ideal soldier, pilgrim remains selfpossessed despite his capture by germans and his eventual life in slaughterhouse five, a prisoner of war camp in dresden, a city the americans firebomb. Ed with the masterful performance by james franco, worked together perfectly. For example, john malkovich reading breakfast of champions. Classic literature, original gangster s2 e15 slaughterhousefive thug notes summary and. Listen to james franco read slaughterhousefive exclusive ew. Slaughterhousefive is the now famous parable of billy pilgrim, a world war ii veteran and pow who has, in the later stage of his life, become. James franco reading slaughterhousefive is the least weird.
The next installment features none other than james franco, arguably one of our most literary actors, reading billy pilgrims tale. Slaughterhousefive kindle edition by vonnegut, kurt. A dutydance with death is a science fictioninfused antiwar novel by kurt vonnegut, first published in 1969. Download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. Slaughterhouse five is the now famous parable of billy pilgrim, a world war ii veteran and pow who has, in the later stage of his life, become unstuck in time and who experiences at will or unwillingly all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously traumatized by the bombing of dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, pilgrim drifts through all events and. Slaughterhousefive performed by james franco summer brooks november 4, 2015 leave a comment academy awardnominated actor james franco 127 hours, milk performs kurt vonneguts satirical classic slaughterhouse five available exclusively from audible on november 3. Slaughterhouse five narrated by james franco by kurt vonnegut jr. I usually like james franco as an actor, but i was greatly disappointed with his narration of this. Slaughterhouse five narrated by james franco anne of green gables narrated by rachel mcadams go set a watchman narrated by reese witherspoon. Listen radio theater from cbs, bbc, lux and cavitex listen radio theater from cbs, bbc, lux and cavitex.
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Slaughterhousefive ebook by kurt vonnegut rakuten kobo. Ten audible classics narrated by celebs goodreads news. Slaughterhousefive by kurt vonnegut, james franco, audio cd. Slaughterhousefive audiobook kurt vonnegut audible. The night after his daughters wedding in 1967, as he later reveals on a radio talk show, billy is kidnapped by twofoothigh aliens who resemble upsidedown toilet plungers, who he says are called tralfamadorians. Slaughterhouse five chapter 1 kurt vonnegut youtube. Slaughterhousefive is the now famous parable of billy pilgrim, a world war ii veteran and pow who has, in the later stage of his life, become unstuck in time and who experiences at will or unwillingly all known events of his chronology out of order and sometimes simultaneously traumatized by the bombing of dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, pilgrim drifts through all events and. Between acting and writing and adapting classic novels for film, james franco has established himself as something of an artistic jackofalltrades. The tonight show starring jimmy fallon 5,197,128 views.1332 383 121 269 1241 1271 1481 1052 467 1402 1455 1363 1515 445 1614 1298 562 816 732 28 1383 1247 1400 1095 1242 399 1490 585 1161 879 1295 1375 667 745