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by | Read by Alan Arkin

Classics • 2 hrs. • Abridged • © 1955

There is probably no better narrator for this presentation of Joseph Heller's classic. Alan Arkin reprises his role as Yossarian in the 1970 film version of CATCH-22, and here gets the opportunity to portray the other hilarious characters, as well. The result is a confident performance that, ironically, sounds schizophrenic at times, especially as Arkin literally shouts lines of rapid-fire dialogue between characters. The tone of resignation in Arkin's voice matches perfectly Yossarian's resignation to a perversely bureaucratic system that teaches us the only freedom we ultimately have is to say no. R.A.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]



Retail pak • DH Audio • 1999

CS ISBN 0886464935 $16.99 • Two cassettes

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