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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jaroslav Hasek Narrator: Sam Kelly, Adrian Lukis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation by Christopher Reason of the satirical Czech novel by Jaroslav Hasek.

This tale charts the exploits during the First World War of 'European Forrest Gump' Svejk, in his progress through the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian army. Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austrian 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.

This story of a 'little man' caught in a vast bureaucratic machine combines dazzling wordplay and piercing satire to create a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.

Starring Sam Kelly as Svejk and Adrian Lukis as Lukas. Directed by Gary Brown.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz | 2/14/2014

    " humorous account of Eastern Europe mentality "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tute | 1/24/2014

    " haha...ada ya prajurit jaman perang dunia 1 sepolos dan senaif doi?? tapi yang lebih bodoh adalah orang2 yangmengira dia mata-mata... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 1/22/2014

    " Very much a book of its time and place. The universal squaddie, Svejk, frustrates the might of bureaucracy and incompetence on the eastern front in WW1, with his feigned simplicity and wealth of anecdote. No wonder the survivors of WW1, like my father, loved this book. Anarchy Rules OK! as we used to say in the 60s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hlynur | 1/15/2014

    " Brilliantly laugh-out-loud funny and that is a rarity. "

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