Good-natured and garrulous, Švejk becomes the Austro-Hungarian army's most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of the First World War - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards, getting drunk, and becoming a general nuisance, the resourceful Švejk uses all his natural cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the doctors, police, clergy, and officers who chivvy him towards battle. The story of a "little man" caught in a vast bureaucratic machine, The Good Soldier Švejk combines dazzling wordplay and piercing satire to create a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.
Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
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The most entertaining book I've read in years!
Interesting, hilarious, confusing at times, entertaining, addictive, amazing! This book was recommended to me by my parents and to be honest I don't really read books about war...at all. But after I started listening to this audio book I was hooked! Would recommend it to anyone!
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no story wahatsoever
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no story. just empty talk
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very dull and boring book, waited for the story but it never came. It started and ended on the same note.