Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook is basically a postmodern, against war novel. It is an absurd glance at war, memory, time, and humankind, yet it is a book of compassion. In Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook, Vonnegut utilizes Billy’s ability to travel in time to come up with Billy’s countless experiences.
Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook shows Billy’s imprisonment by the Germans in the latter years of the Second World War. Subsequently, the storyline is narrated through pre-and post-war experiences and his journeys to Tralfamadore. Billy can move both in the past and future through his life in a self-assertive pattern of events. He lived a boring life as an ophthalmologist in Ilium, New York. He is the admirer of a previous famous actor on Tralfamadore and all the while an American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany.
The tragedy of the Dresden bombing is the core theme of Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook free. He was an eyewitness to the loss of life and death which lead him to addresses basic questions regarding the meaning of life and death. Billy can give no explanations, traumatized by events in Dresden. Despite being a soldier, a system expels him without reward, punishment, and justice. He has won all the worldly achievements of his life as an ophthalmologist, spouse, and parent. But he cannot truly find peace in his life due to the tragedy in Dresden.
Finally, Billy overcomes that tragedy by understanding that there’s no such thing as free will. One can’t alter the past, the present, or the future. In conclusion, Vonnegut explains that life is like a simple and pointless poem, an absurd lyric, which never ends since it keeps repeating itself continually. Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook free ends with the same song from the bird. In short, the book suggests that life is meaningless and a circle of never-ending difficulties.
Kurt Vonnegut wrote Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook.
Kurt Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922. He was raised in Indianapolis and was an American author. He is the author of fourteen novels, three collections of short stories, five plays, and five nonfiction works over fifty years of his lifetime. Further collections published after his death.
Vonnegut studied biochemistry at Cornell University. Later, he enlisted himself in the US Army. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee during his training. In the second world war, he employed in Europe. Germans captured him during the Bulge Battle. He imprisoned in Dresden where he remained in a meat locker at the slaughterhouse. He was imprisoned for the Allied bombing of the city. This experience encouraged him to write Slaughterhouse-Five in which he uses science fiction to show what is beyond human understanding. The book quickly became the top seller of The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Award.
He died on the night of 11 April 2007 in the Manhattan district of New York City. His death was a result of brain injury.
The narrator of Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook is James Franco. Other audiobooks that James Franco has also narrated are The Dead Zone, Palo Alto, and Actors Anonymous.
The length of Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook is 5 hours and 13 minutes.
Audible Studios published Slaughterhouse-Five audiobook on 11/03/2015.