terribly boring. I only got 1 hour into this book before I was falling asleep.
I listened to a couple disks and couldn't take it anymore. I didn't connect to the 25 or so characters that were introduced in a couple hours. You might have better luck.
Listening to Heller's dry wit made it even funnier than it was to read. Unfortunately the military is still a constant Catch 22 and hearing the book kept that fresh in my mind.
While the beginning chapters could not be more hilarious, Heller introduces too many characters and works too hard for a laugh...hard to follow on an audiobook.
I had no idea what to expect from this book, but this is the first time an audio book had me laughing aloud. The narrator was PERFECT! The ending was depressing, but the entire ride was excellent. I couldn't wait to drive somewhere so I could listen to this book more. This is definitely in my top 5 books.
Really funny. I recommend everyone read this timeless classic comedy. Loved it!
Great vocalizations! Just as funny as the first read and I'm still able to quilt!
One of the best books. I am a fan of the type of humor the author uses and at many points in the book I was chuckling at the logic used by the characters. I would recommend everyone read this book at least once.
The one scene in the book that stands out - and there are many - more then any others, is the buzzing of the beach. I could almost feel the scene unfold .. this book is well written from a perspective that sees the world as a scared, scattered and unforgiving place .. there are definite points of exaggeration, but you can forgive those given the depth of the characters and the plethora of other factual accounts already published that you can use if you really want a practical description ... then again, it might've all happened as he says.
I LOVE this book. I have read it several times over the last two decades and I am just now finishing the the audio version. The narrator does this book perfectly. If you want a thought provoking read that will make you laugh real hard and then turn around and make you just as mad, this book is for you. Every subject is covered...religion, capitalism, leadership, sanity, insanity, relationships, patriotism, and on and on and on. I simply cannot say enough great things about it, it is and has been my favorite book of all time.
Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961 he published "Catch-22", which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as "Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man; Something Happened; God Knows; Picture This"; and "Closing Time" (the sequel to "Catch-22"). Heller died in December 1999.