this is one of those books that infuriate you beyond belief while your reading it because of the complete lunacy of the main theme itself. but then after you accept that this insanity is here to stay, you start to accept and thwn enjoy the lunacy. its fun to read. for about 7 chapters. not 30. after a while the whole objectivity of truth gets old and ineffective as a way to show how bad the military leadership was at this time because it devolves into purely farce. but the last 2 chapters almost redeem it. read it for the history and a few laughs. not the story. the story kinda sucks
It was very funny, and offered a perspective on World War 2 that is not seen often in other books about the war.
The best character was Milo, because he represented the most fantastical and absurd elements of the story
I think the primary issue was simply low quality recording equipment.
A new, hilarious look at WW2
You cannot go wrong with this book, whether you are listening to it or reading it.
Specifically the performance was great. Reading great. Characters jumped out. All smooth. A great audible experience without boredom.
A very nice touch for author sample of several readings as afterword.
Definitely can recommend.
I am a live storyteller who devours huge amounts of audio books to study classics and new books so I can tell new stories.
Crazy, imaginative, fun
Milo Minderbinder. He was notorious with his greed and lack of morals. He represents the worst aspects of the 20th century.
Nately's Whore and Nately's Whore's Sister multiple assassination attempts on Yossarian. They were outrageous. The assassination attempts were played for laughs.
Yes, when Snowden was dying on the plane and kept saying "I'm cold." Yossarian tries to help him only to discover that his guts have been blown out. I listened to that scene twice and read it in the book. This scene brought the horrors of war up close.
A must read book if there ever was one. I am so glad I read it. I feel that I have been enriched by this experience.
Read this book when it first came out and loved the book. Was very happy to see it once again. Still found it interesting and noticed how much my perspective had changed over the years. Happy to have found it again and worth the read.
I was hesitant to read this book after seeing the movie years ago. I'm glad I changed my mind. The book is very entertaining and I would recommend it. The narrator was excellent.
I wish I'd have read this sooner. Light on plot, this strikes more of something of a bunch of guys hanging out telling life stories at a bar. I see this as one big piece of satire of government incompetence and bureaucratic red-tape. There were several moments where I was completely despondent over the ridiculousness of it all.
Sanders is my new favorite narrator. He absolutely brings this to life in a way that you'll get a lot more out of this book in audio than you ever could through print. This is a book that I would use as one of my first for someone skeptical of audiobooks based on performance alone.