Last year, I had the privilege of hearing Etgar Keret read from his latest collection Suddenly, a Knock on the Door at Vanderbilt’s visiting writers series event. This year, we can all have the pleasure of hearing celebrities, actors and literary greats—Josh Radnor, Willem Defoe, Aimee Bender, George Saunders and many others—make these stories come to life in the new audiobook.
Etgar Keret, an Israeli author/filmmaker, is known internationally as a writer of short, fantastical, and extremely funny stories that are sure to have you laughing and thinking at the same time. In the collection’s title track, the narrator (Keret) attempts to tell a story to appease the demands of three male gunmen. The tale satirically pokes fun at the often anxiety-filled experience of writing, and as a writer myself I can definitely relate.
Here’s the title track, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, read by Ira Glass:
Will this audiobook make it onto your MP3 player?