• The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War [Russian Edition]

  • By: Jaroslav Hasek
  • Narrated by: Vladimir Samoylov
  • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-03-11
  • Language: Russian
  • Publisher: New Internet Technologies
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austro-Hungarian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of the First World War - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards, getting drunk, and becoming a general nuisance, the resourceful Švejk uses all his natural cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the doctors, police, clergy, and officers who chivvy him towards battle. The story of a "little man" caught in a vast bureaucratic machine, The Good Soldier Švejk combines dazzling wordplay and piercing satire to create a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.
Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
©2011 New Internet Technologies (P)2011 New Internet Technologies
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. on 05-15-15

The most entertaining book I've read in years!

Interesting, hilarious, confusing at times, entertaining, addictive, amazing! This book was recommended to me by my parents and to be honest I don't really read books about war...at all. But after I started listening to this audio book I was hooked! Would recommend it to anyone!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anatoly on 02-15-16

no story wahatsoever

Would you try another book from Jaroslav Hasek and/or Vladimir Samoylov?

no

Has Pohozhdeniya bravogo soldata Shveyka [The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War] turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

What didn’t you like about Vladimir Samoylov’s performance?

no story. just empty talk

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

very dull and boring book, waited for the story but it never came. It started and ended on the same note.

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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