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MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors
     

MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors

by Richard Hooker, Johnny Heller (Narrated by)
 

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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

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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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Publishers Weekly - Audio
★ 03/31/2014
Hooker’s novel—which inspired the eponymous feature film and television sitcom—follows three Army surgeons as they work together in Korea during the Korean War. As casualties rise and the conflict drags on, the surgeons find their own chaotic and darkly funny ways of coping. Veteran narrator Heller skillfully reads this memorable audio edition. Hooker’s classic black comedy features a host of quirky characters, making it the sort of novel that might require multiple narrators for the audiobook. But here, Heller is up to the task by himself. His narration is never showy; instead he uses subtle vocalization to distinguish each character. 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. (Dec.)
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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452667676
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hooker (1924-1997) was an author and surgeon. His most famous work, MASH, was based on his experiences in the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War.

Johnny Heller has earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.

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