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  • Catch 22

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joseph Heller
    • Narrated By Trevor White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (94)

    At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book well read."
    "Don't think the reader got it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Catch-22 is a sparklingly funny book, but it needs a deadpan delivery to pull it off. Trevor White seems to think that he is reading a bloody, amoral and unpleasant war tome. He is, of course, but the genius of the book is that its wit makes its dark subject matter accessible and so much more heart-wrenching for catching you unaware. White reads like he's spitting out the words and glad to be rid of them. A disappointment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4254)
    Performance
    (2738)
    Story
    (2771)

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    aaron says: "A LESSON in How to Write Smart, Dark, ADULT SciFi"
    "Engaging ensemble performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The dialog goes back and forth between the various characters seamlessly, and the narrators give perfectly understated performances that bring across the characterisation without allowing it to take centre stage away from the stories.

    And the story is why we're here and what a story it is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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