Couldn't finish the audio version. I had no idea what the book was about - set in the American airforce, its fantastically funny in a very intelligent, witty way. An excellent story expertly read. Any violation of this rule may result in a subreddit ban. Cathcart trying to get in the Saturday Evening Post via condolence form letters, the chaplain being interrogated as Washington Irving, the soldier in white body cast returning to the hospital. Trevor White seems to think that he is reading a bloody, amoral and unpleasant war tome.
As he reminds us, we would be crazy not to do the same! I was pleasantly disappointed a contradiction that might have pleased Heller. Best Reader ever The story itself is extremely witty, and deserves its status as a classic fully. And it explores the meaning or meaninglessness of life and death. However some of the emotions it draws can be embarrassing if you are on a train or bus - some of the chapters had me laughing out loud, others close to tears. At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. Looks like a majority of people have liked this book a lot.
Listening to the audiobook reminded me how brilliantly Joseph Heller's story illustrates the absurdity, humour, terror, frustration and many other emotions that result from sending young people to war. I recommend this Audiobook very highly. Unbelievably confusing and yet not interesting, so boring. It's a long audiobook, but each chapter is a separate episode, and the narrators characterisations bring the stories to life. His recurring cast of characters and American landscape was perhaps the most controversial of his canon; it was felt by many at the time to be a disappointing successor to Slaughterhouse-Five, which had made Vonnegut's literary reputation. Link posts without description of link contents will also be deleted.
Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. I listened and re-listend to numerous passages just as I would re-read a book with a clever passage to dwell in the comic wit and cleverness. As for the narrator, I have to say I oscillated from huge fan to disappointed. It is my favourite book that I come back to reread every few years but this audiobook will change all that - now I can have the book read to me every few months. No-one acts rationally except Yossarian and he's crazy. Scenes jump in the middle of conversations.
Catch 22 is a heavy, diverse, progressive, power metal four piece band from Marietta,Oh. And it's the most hillarious book you'll ever have read to you. After this book +One Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest I changed my attitude to American nation to better. There were so many characters with long names, plot - if you could say it had one - hard to follow, it really is about nothing. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence.
This was the first time that an audiobook was actually better than reading the book myself. Another reader might not suffer from this limitation, so perhaps my view is a bit unkind. About halfway through the novel, I started to get bored by the repetitive and hence predictable story line. White reads like he's spitting out the words and glad to be rid of them. I struggled at times with this just the crazy logic or lack of it but it always brought me back.
Brilliant narration completes a formidable package. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? The years, the wars and the cynicism of the last 20 years have not dulled the edge of the humour or the social criticism of the war, victors and who really gets the spoils. Dora, of the flaming orange hair and taste for Nile-green dresses, runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart. Well worth it though, a true classic story. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain. I would highly recommend it.
But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. The narrative jumps about through time. These recommendations are frequently posted. This is a great book well read. Every character had a different voice and accent, bringing the characters to life. Your library, direct from the Publisher, an online Multi-publisher service or other online sources. It was entertaining to listen to which was a combination of both the book ams the narrator who did a very good job.