John Malkovich is taking on a classic novel by Kurt Vonnegut that has bewitched generations. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor uses his distinctive voice and recognizable depth to bring “Breakfast of Champions” to life in an incredible performance narrating the novel for Audible.
“Breakfast for Champions” will release the audiobook version narrated by Malkovich on Tuesday, June 23. In addition to Breakfast of Champions, Audible will release other essential Vonnegut titles including, Deadeye Dick, Bluebeard, Hocus Pocus, Palm Sunday and The Sirens of Titan, to celebrate the life’s work of the visionary author.
Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut’s eighth novel, is one of the legendary author’s most acclaimed works. The story follows Kilgore Trout, a talented yet undiscovered science-fiction writer who travels to Midland City to speak at an arts convention. In Midland City, Trout meets Dwayne Hoover, a successful businessman who is slowly losing his mind. Hoover becomes infatuated with Trout’s writings and takes them as the absolute truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.
You can pre-order John Malkovich’s performance of Breakfast of Champions and other Vonnegut essentials at audible.com/vonnegut