Incredible, from the writing of the book to the narration this is one of the best books I have ever listened to.
I tried to read the book but found the dialog to be extremely tedious. Only simple sentences. Sometimes a compound sentences or two. Word. Or three words.... You get the point.
As far as the audio version, the narrator did the story justice and made it compelling enough to listen to. I was pretty engaged up until the last part of the book (spoiler alert) when the author brings in a female character only so he can have sex with her. This is a boring. Very. Only descriptions of why she's beautiful. No depth to character. Only skin and sex. Dog was written with more personality than women. Women are pretty. Boobs.
Anyways, good story but shallow when it comes to development of characters.
Hemingway after the last world war: Heller captures the abrupt descriptive narrative style. But like Hemingway, he fails to develop anyone other than the main character and his paramour of the post apocalypse. A solid first novel. Let's hope for more.
Excellent read. On par with The Road but with more colorful characters and development.
I'm sure it's better in audio firm because of the choppy, stream of consciousness feel that the narrator portrays but overall solid story. Quick an ending. Won't spoil it.