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The Good Soldier Schweik

The Rollicking Humorous Ribald Story of Soldiers in World War 1 Carrying on and Living and Dying in War, Worthy of Catch 22 Fame
Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins

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The rollicking humorous ribald story of soldiers in World War I carrying on and living and dying in war, worthy of Catch-22 fame. Translated from German into modern American English with a simplification of place names, as well as people's names, to not distract the American listener from unfamiliar names and places and stay focused on the story itself.

Public Domain (P)2019 Deaver Brown

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  • brewinginseattle
  • 23-07-19

Wonderful story ruined by poor narration

I’ve read the story several times previously and thoroughly enjoyed Hasek’s writing. The narrator for this is atrocious. He doesn’t know how to pronounce the Czech and German names, and he can’t read with fluency. He is constantly pausing as he prepares for the next part of the sentence, so there is no ‘flow’ to the narration.

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  • cletocat
  • 27-10-19

Narrator sounds drunk

Classic book butchered by eccentric narration. It's difficult to distinguish which character is speaking at any given time. Can't possibly listen to more than a few minutes at a time. To make it even worse there is an inane tinkling background tune which also contributes to this fingernails on the black board experience! Ugh!