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A very worthy translation

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Reviewed: 26-09-2020

A very listenable translation performed perfectly by the narrator. Dostoyevsky never fails to deliver. Well done.

Better than the written page

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-2020

I’ve tried reading this book for years but could never get into it. The Narrator gave it the life it needed and I finally got to the end of Catch 22. I’m sure at the time this book came out it was ground breaking but for a modern audience the circular, contradictory reasoning on which much of the humor relies is labored and tedious. Overall though there are some great moments and anyone who enjoys anti-war fiction will get a laugh.

Good overview but subjective narrative

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2019

The author has put together an all encompassing snapshot of Jerusalem which is easily read and assumes the audience has some grasp of history. However, the narrative is flawed in its subjective nature, being very Jew-centric in describing modern history, yet dismissive of biblical texts as myth and tradition rather than a historical document. Overall well put together but like any history, needs to be read with a “pinch of salt”.