Welcome to the Monkey House

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
Narrator: David Strathairn , Maria Tucci
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Caedmon
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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This collection of Vonnegut's short masterpieces share his audacious sense of humor and extraordinary creative vision. Includes the stories "Where I Live," "Harrison Bergeron," "Who Am I This Time?," "Welcome to the Monkey House," "Long Walk to Forever," "The Foster Portfolio," "Miss Temptation," "All the King's Horses," "Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog," "New Dictionary," "Next Door," "More Stately Mansions," "The Hyannis Port Story," and "D.P."

Reviews (5)

Classic Vonnegut

Written by Anonymous on February 16th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Short stories that ranged from excellent to mildly amusing. If you are a Vonnegut enthusiast like I am, you will enjoy these short stories from before he became famous.

Unabridged? Are you sure?

Written by Anonymous on April 5th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This collection of stories is listed as being 7 hours, but I see an 11 hour 28 minute version available for download somewhere else . . . hmmm . . .

Not what I remembered

Written by Bob Stewart from Berryville, VA on February 6th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I read this about 30 years ago and either my sensibilies have changed or I remember it wrongly. I've always liked Vonnegut, but many of these stories are dated and don't seem to hold up well over time. A couple were very good, but the majority...well, not so good.

4 out of 10

Written by Derek Dean on November 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Say there are 4 short stories here. Most of them are not that good. Some are just down right horrible. But the short story that shares the book titles name. Is one of the best short stories you will ever hear in your entire life. Followed by a few decent ones. Just skip to the "Welcome to the monkey house story" Then send it back.

Short stories in the Monkey House

Written by Barbara from York, PA on October 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Some of the short stories were really good and held my interest. Some had surprising endings. Others were dull to me or too long. Guess that is what you get with short stories, a little bit of everything.

Author Details

Author Details

Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in "The Siren's of Titan" in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with "Cat's Cradle" in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."