Narrator Jim Frangione's voice carries an authoritative yet weary weight appropriate for capturing Vonnegut's journey from WWII veteran to renowned author. Roston's audiobook starts with the stunning claim that Vonnegut may have sought to kill his Nazi captors after the war. While Roston dismisses this rumor, his research of Vonnegut's life reveals a naturally skilled writer finding a foothold in the world while struggling with PTSD, a diagnosis that didn't exist at the time. In this way, the writing process that yielded his 1969 novel, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, may have served Vonnegut's need to make meaning from his war experience. Frangione's performance embraces Vonnegut's complicated story, guiding listeners with a reverent empathy for the author and his extraordinary experiences. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798200702237 $36.95 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798200702244 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $27.27
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