The Metamorphosis (version 3)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.5 stars; 97 reviews)

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become. - Summary by Wikipedia

(2 hr 17 min)


Chapter 1 45:00 Read by Bob Neufeld
Chapter 2 47:31 Read by Bob Neufeld
Chapter 3 44:53 Read by Bob Neufeld



(5 stars)

Masterful reading to a masterful tale. This is so great that everyone should read it!

Amazing reading

(5 stars)

This was a very interesting book, made even more interesting by this amazing reading! The narrator really gets into the characters and has a great intonation. He speaks every word very clearly, and at a great pace, which is very helpful.

Sad and Strange

(5 stars)

Very strange and makes you think. I loved the expressiveness of Bob N. he brings to life all the characters I have heard him read.

excellent reading

(5 stars)

enjoyed the pace of reading. it is very pleasant and soothing.

Weird and interesting

(5 stars)

What does it all mean? love ut.. Narrator is great.

Great reading!

(5 stars)

A beautiful reading of an incredibly bizarre and entertaining book. Thanks!

Very... Russian.

(5 stars)

A classic though odd, and beautifully read.

great reader

(5 stars)

Wonderful reader! Bob Neufeld is the best!!!