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Catch-22
by Joseph Heller and Jay O. Sanders


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Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Catch-22 is like no other novel we have ever read. It has its own style, its own rationale, its own extraordinary character. It moves back and forth from hilarity to horror. It is outrageously funny and strangely affecting. It is totally original.

It is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.)

Catch-22 is a microcosm of the twentieth-century world as it might look to someone dangerously sane. It is a novel that lives and moves and grows with astonishing power and vitality. It is, we believe, one of the strongest creations of the mid-century.

Performed by Jay O. Sanders

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780060890094
  • ISBN-10: 0060890096
  • Publisher: Caedmon
  • Publish Date: March 2007
  • Page Count: 16
  • Dimensions: 5.86 x 5.26 x 2.12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 153.
  • Review Date: 2007-04-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

It would be difficult to imagine richer material for an audiobook reader, comedically speaking, than Joseph Heller’s classic novel of wartime madness. Sanders is the lucky actor chosen to read Heller’s masterpiece, and he does well by it, proceeding gamely through the novel’s staggering array of comic set pieces and deliriously woozy dialogue. Heller’s humor is straight-faced, requiring little more than a steady, sure voice, and Sanders offers just that. Line by line, joke by joke, Sanders reels through the marvelous phantasmagoria of Heller’s World War II, tongue planted firmly in cheek. Caedmon’s impressive package includes a 1970s-era recording of Heller reading selections from his book. Heller is a delightful contrast to Sanders, his slight lisp accentuating a marvelous Brooklyn accent. Heller reads as if with cigar perched on his lip and turns his novel into an extended borscht belt comic’s riff. (Mar.)

 
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