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An excellent story expertly read. Catch 22 is a classic stream-of-thought black comedy detailing the absurdity of war. 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.
This reading is excellent. It is clear, easy to understand and the character voices are mostly the same as I hear in my head.
Catch 22 is a classic. If you know the book and love it, you will love the Audiobook.
If you don't know the book, it details the story of Yoissarian's attempt to stay alive in a world that doesn't make sense, where people are trying to kill him and the rules are against him. The narrative jumps about through time. Scenes jump in the middle of conversations. No-one acts rationally except Yossarian (and he's crazy). It contains all the absurdity and horror of war. And it's the most hillarious book you'll ever have read to you.
This is a great book well read. I recommend this Audiobook very highly.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
It's easy to see why this book has cult status. The chapters explore each charater in great depth, but the key elements of the plot appear in a random order, with much repetition. The writing is also very exuberent, almost surreal. But chapter by chapter, much like the ritual chanting of ancient folklore, everything starts to fit together. And just at that point the whole story moves beyond humour, it trips you up with moments of great sadness. This may be about the absurdity of war, but from within this spinning multi-coloured lens there's a lot more to see. Brilliant narration completes a formidable package.
22 of 24 people found this review helpful
This novel lends itself well to being read aloud - there is a lot of dialogue - and White does a fantastic job, His voice is wonderful to listen to, evocative and full of character. I thoroughly recommend this version.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
This is a marvellous story made immeasurably better by a brilliant reader's characterisations. And another 7 words before I submit
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
this is one of those books that will remain timeless, and on any good list of books you should read. it perfectly illustrates the kind of insanity that is war