Closing Time

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Joseph Heller

Narrated By: Elliott Gould

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 1994

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

A darkly comic and ambitious sequel to the American classic Catch-22.

In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such newcomers as little Sammy Singer and giant Lew, all linked, in an uneasy peace and old age, fighting not the Germans this time, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America in the half century since WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of our business and culture -- with the same ferocious humor as Catch-22.
Closing Time is outrageously funny and totally serious, and as brilliant and successful as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house mirror that captures, at once grotesquely and accurately, the truth about ourselves.

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  • Dan Watson

    It is enjoyable to listen to Elliott Gould read the prose of Joseph Heller, particularly as it wraps in baffling circles of paranoia and espionage, and as Milo discusses the potential of the "M&M E&A Sup-Supersonic Invisible and Noiseless Defensive Second-Strike Offensive Attack Bomber". On the other hand, abridged audiobooks are dumb. Sorry.

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