2 B R 0 2 B (Dramatic Reading)

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(4.2 stars; 285 reviews)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne Walden)

This recording is done as a dramatic reading.

Narrator: Denny Sayers
Hospital Orderly: Mark F. Smith
Painter: Alan Davis-Drake
Leora Duncan: Laurie Anne Walden
Dr. Hitz: Michael Yard
Wehling: Julian Jamison
Federal Bureau of Termination hostess: Kara Shallenberg (0 hr 22 min)


2 B R 0 2 B 22:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


(4 stars)

seems to be the full text to me

classic short story but dramatisation not appropriate

(3 stars)

classic futuristic dis/utopian short story. The text is not written in a way that lends itself to dramatisation. it would have flowed better if it had been just the narrator. the volunteers all read so slowly that the character sounded like they were sedated.

Great short story

(4 stars)

Great short story. The reading slightly disjointed, but still well done.

I'm sorry

(1 stars)

I get the idea behind the presentation. I think the narrator's voice production is way too tinny, and harsh. When mixed with the more mellow and bassy characters it makes a cacophony. (line) he said (line) she said (line) he said That just lost the continuity and creates its own sensation which then loses the thread of the story. I love Vonnegut. I am not searching for an alternative way to grab this story. Sorry,


(5 stars)

I enjoy Vonnegut's books especially Slaughter House Five or the children's crusade; as always his books was far better than any cinema could dream of depicting.

Dystopian before it was a rage

(5 stars)

It always amazes me the classics from ages ago, and how forward thinking these authors were. Excellent food for thought.

2BR02B Theatrical quality!

(5 stars)

Excellent production. Job well done to all and a treat to enjoy. Love the story the author and the efforts of all involved!

(5 stars)

Short and sweet. I enjoyed the older short story of the future that didn't pan out quite right, so far.