MASH by Richard Hooker audiobook

MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors

By Richard Hooker
Read by Johnny Heller

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5.67 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781452687674

Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth. The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees." For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if uncompleted suicide—all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America's culture and heart.

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Summary

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Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O'Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.

The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, "a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees."

For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if uncompleted suicide—all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America's culture and heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Heller's narration captures the book's irreverence with a conversational, brisk pace---almost as if he were recounting stories with former brothers-in-arms. Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review
“This novel, the basis for the popular film and TV series, is particularly difficult to narrate because so many listeners have seen Hooker’s characters and have a preconceived sense of how each should sound. Narrator Johnny Heller overcomes these obstacles easily, and his performance is terrific. Heller’s voice is somewhat low, and his style a bit dry; both are a good fit for the gruff and unrefined characters who give MASH its charm. In particular, Heller brings Hawkeye, Radar, and the other members of the 4077th to life without concern for their prior iterations and without overpowering the material. Whether listeners are new to MASH or loyal fans, the result is worth hearing. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Heller’s narration captures the book’s irreverence with a conversational, brisk pace—-almost as if he were recounting stories with former brothers-in-arms.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“Narrating this Korean War–set black comedy, Heller’s low-key performance matches the raw prose of Hooker’s novel. Although the characters are familiar to fans of the movie and TV versions, they emerge powerfully realized in Heller’s assured portrayals of the cheerfully wise-ass Hawkeye and his companions.” Booklist (starred audio review)

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Author Bio: Richard Hooker

Author Bio: Richard Hooker

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English