by Franz Kafka
2 hours, 15 minutes
“One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he
found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.” So begins the classic existential tale about the traveling salesman who too late realizes what he’s become.
Translation by David Wyllie. Read by Alex Wilson.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a Bohemian-born writer known for his dark, existential works involving alienation and/or persecution. Only a fraction of Kafka's writing was published in his lifetime, and he died leaving instructions (ignored) to have his unpublished manuscripts destroyed. But he posthumously became one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)
Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical) Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.