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KAFKA, F.: Castle (The) (Unabridged)

A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.’s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour.

Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential writers.



Disc 1

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 1 00:06:03
2.   And now the telephone conversation began. 00:05:39
3.   The landlord sat opposite K… 00:06:12
4.   K. went on, his eyes fixed on the castle… 00:05:37
5.   K.'s mind was elsewhere… 00:06:03
6.   K. had probably looked at her… 00:05:43
7.   Then, in the cottage to his left… 00:06:04
8.   Chapter 2 00:07:45
9.   Out of the receiver there came a buzzing sound… 00:04:10
10.   The peasants behind him had by now edged up… 00:06:57
11.   K. made his choice without any hesitation… 00:05:12
12.   Feeling calmer, K. turned to speak to Barnabas. 00:06:49
13.   They were walking along, but K. did not know… 00:06:28


Disc 2

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   K. was lost for words. 00:05:54
2.   Outwardly the inn was very similar… 00:05:36
3.   Chapter 3 00:04:36
4.   K. was now alone with Frieda. 00:04:20
5.   'I don't know what you're after,' she said… 00:04:11
6.   In the silence which suddenly reigned… 00:04:15
7.   Hours passed there, hours in which they breathed… 00:06:23
8.   Chapter 4 00:06:44
9.   Frieda looked up, her eyes full of tears… 00:05:23
10.   I was upset to hear that Frieda let you look… 00:05:32
11.   'It's absolutely true,' said the landlady… 00:06:05
12.   'You see,' the landlady exclaimed… 00:06:13
13.   Chapter 5 00:06:17
14.   In his innermost being… 00:06:45


Disc 3

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   'The assistants bother you then,' said the mayor… 00:05:45
2.   'A long correspondence now ensued…' 00:05:50
3.   'You always describe my case as being…' 00:06:51
4.   'I'm only suggesting this as a possibility…' 00:06:41
5.   'Fair enough,' said K. 00:07:30
6.   Chapter 6 00:05:23
7.   She drew a photograph out from under the pillow… 00:05:31
8.   The landlady found K.'s attempt… 00:05:53
9.   'That was not a rash thing to do…' 00:07:07
10.   'What did we fail to do' asked the landlady. 00:07:34
11.   Chapter 7 00:07:16
12.   When the teacher saw that he had now given… 00:07:41


Disc 4

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   Once he was in the room he hurried… 00:04:55
2.   'Yes!' K. exclaimed, laughing and clapping his hands. 00:03:42
3.   Chapter 8 00:06:32
4.   'The light doesn't have to be on,' said Pepi… 00:04:49
5.   K. found it annoying to wait on him in this way… 00:05:08
6.   He then turned around again to face the gentleman. 00:05:56
7.   Chapter 9 00:06:12
8.   'Since we're now all together…' 00:05:33
9.   'If you do want to, I'll just draw your attention…' 00:05:08
10.   'If that's the way it is madam, said K.… 00:07:04
11.   Chapter 10 00:04:38
12.   'Barnabas,' said K., feeling sad… 00:04:36
13.   'Fine,' said K., watching Barnabas… 00:05:21
14.   Chapter 11 00:05:55
15.   Frieda, who had been listening intently… 00:03:50


Disc 5

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   When K. woke up in the night… 00:01:30
2.   Chapter 12 00:04:32
3.   Scarcely had he emerged into the room… 00:05:47
4.   'I see,' said the teacher. 'You two were lying then…' 00:04:53
5.   Chapter 13 00:05:23
6.   Even K., though, no longer had the determination… 00:05:21
7.   'Certainly, envoys from Klamm,' said Frieda. 00:05:39
8.   After a bit they heard a slight knocking. 00:06:36
9.   In the end K. grew tired… 00:06:18
10.   K., wanting to put this idea to the test… 00:06:09
11.   It was some time since K. had called Hans… 00:06:20
12.   It was none too soon for Hans to have gone… 00:06:06
13.   And at this point she told K.… 00:04:46
14.   'You envisage the discussion with Klamm…' 00:04:45
15.   'Then, though, suddenly, I don't know how it happened…' 00:04:50


Disc 6

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   'The key point, Frieda,' said K.… 00:06:03
2.   Chapter 14 00:05:49
3.   The only surprising thing… 00:06:19
4.   If Olga had been here, she would have replied… 00:05:22
5.   K., who was slightly annoyed by this… 00:04:42
6.   Chapter 15 00:05:22
7.   'That's a good observation,' said K.… 00:06:54
8.   'We do talk about Klamm sometimes…' 00:06:15
9.   'Barnabas has enough time to observe all of this…' 00:06:31
10.   'Everything you say to him is right too, though,' said K.… 00:07:12
11.   'What's more, I've still been basing all these comments…' 00:06:24
12.   'Judge for yourself,' said Olga… 00:05:31
13.   'Three years have had that effect on him' asked K.… 00:06:45


Disc 7

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   'And what was in the letter' asked K.… 00:07:25
2.   'No, Olga,' said K. 'I don't know why…' 00:06:40
3.   'Maybe,' said K., 'but for me the main difference…' 00:06:43
4.   'You're so scared,' said K. 00:07:09
5.   'Finally he did begin to speak…' 00:07:09
6.   'I don't want to talk about Sortini,' said Olga. 00:03:59
7.   'And at this point, as I've already said…' 00:04:20
8.   'And what use were these ideas, anyway…' 00:07:19
9.   Father kept at it. He was still very strong… 00:07:00
10.   'Just think how far things must have gone with father…' 00:07:33
11.   'It was now a question of finding father…' 00:05:36
12.   Every day we expect her life to end… 00:07:15


Disc 8

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   'I saw there was a chance like that for Barnabas…' 00:06:41
2.   'However fruitless this whole period was…' 00:06:19
3.   'If I have spoken disparagingly…' 00:07:54
4.   Chapter 16 00:04:50
5.   'You're still looking for me as if you were an employee…' 00:06:28
6.   'These threats don't frighten me,' said Jeremias. 00:05:28
7.   Chapter 17 00:05:33
8.   At this point the front door opened… 00:06:05
9.   Chapter 18 00:06:49
10.   'We won't talk about that any more,' said K.… 00:07:00
11.   'That's all sorted out, then,' K. continued. 00:06:57
12.   'Come to your senses; pull yourself together…' 00:07:53


Disc 9

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   Now he felt he at least had the strength to face Erlanger. 00:04:24
2.   'Where are you intending to go now, then' asked Burgel. 00:05:54
3.   'You seem to have had some disappointments…' 00:05:36
4.   'Even they are not really aware of these negative effects…' 00:06:25
5.   'However, there is…' said Burgel, looking up pensively… 00:06:50
6.   'That's the position. And now, sir, consider…' 00:04:52
7.   'And yet we're happy! How suicidal happiness can be!…' 00:05:43
8.   Chapter 19 00:05:08
9.   And the fact that now, at five o'clock… 00:04:26
10.   Only then did the real difficulties begin. 00:06:41
11.   And if that did not work… 00:05:54
12.   Was the gentleman wanting to call for service… 00:06:42
13.   Did he not watch as the files were being distributed 00:04:28
14.   While all this was being put to K.… 00:06:12


Disc 10

  The Castle (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 20 00:05:35
2.   And at the time Pepi had even had thoughts… 00:05:45
3.   'But that's not the worst thing.' 00:06:10
4.   'However, he didn't correct it…' 00:06:08
5.   'He was nothing at all; it was depressing to contemplate…' 00:05:25
6.   Of course, it was not difficult… 00:06:26
7.   And then there was the misfortune… 00:06:22
8.   K. was totally unaware of what Frieda was doing. 00:05:54
9.   'What a wild imagination you have, Pepi,' said K. 00:05:38
10.   'One certainly can't lay that charge at Klamm's door…' 00:07:04
11.   'They probably won't be at all surprised…' 00:07:09
12.   It was a small, overheated room. 00:07:13

Total Playing Time: 13:03:30






Author(s):
Kafka, Franz

Reader(s):
Corduner, Allan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0004

Barcode: 9781843794059

Physical Release: 2010

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