Audiobook CD - 2008
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Yossarian, an American bombadier, has had enough of war and wants out, but his CO keeps raising the number of missions his men must fly before they are discharged. Yossarian claims he can't fly anymore because he is insane, but his CEo says that to prove his insanity, he must keep flying, because only an insane person would willingly do so. This leads to a hilarious and heartbreaking tangle of bureaucracy that Yossarian struggles against in order to be set free.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2008]
Edition: CD edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781436121613
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 16 audio discs (1200 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Sanders, Jay O. 1953-
Alternative Title: Catch twenty-two


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Jan 26, 2018

One of my favorite novels. A classic!

Sep 13, 2016

I had a hard time starting this in book form, so I decided to try the audiobook. I believe this book could have worked better as a novella, although I think the fantastic ending is earned in part to it's length. It is not an easy read, but it is easy to understand why it is considered such and important work.

The narrator is fantastic, maintaining different personalities and inflections for each of the characters in the large cast. Check it out. 4/5

Jan 23, 2016

I recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys satire, especially satire of military operations, formality, and the important things in life. The brand of humor may not be for everyone -- it reminded me of Men Who Stare At Goats or O Brother, Where Art Thou? It is very well written and superbly performed by Jay Sanders. The production quality on the CDs is very good; my only minor complaint is that the opening and closing music on each disc goes on for way too long.

wck Apr 16, 2013

This book repeats multiple parts of itself multiple times to the point of creating a huge urge in me to give up reading it. In fact, I'm not sure why I did read it all the way through.
Suddenly, with 30-50 pages to go to the end Heller turned it into one of the great books of the 20th century!
Stick with it. Yeah, it repeats and repeats way beyond what is necessary, but the events at the end make it worthwhile.

Trackstar048 Jul 21, 2011

Wow I was so frustrated by the characters! I just wanted to slap half of them and just wake them up! I completely understand the phrase 'catch 22' now! Very unique book... everyone should read it at least once!

Bettylg Jan 19, 2011

Forgot what a gem this book is.


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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

In this classic satire of war, bombardier Yossarian deals with the absurdities of military life.


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