I really enjoyed The Caine Mutiny. I didn't know anything about the book or the movie before listening to this audiobook. I was a little surprised that the mutiny really only took up about 15 minutes of the 25 hour audiobook. The book builds up the mutiny, has it occur for 15 minutes, then the trial takes up a few hours, then it is back to seeing how the remaining characters' lives wrap up.
It was an enjoyable listen, but I thought it would be a little more action-packed than it was.
The vivid evocation of the life of a World War II sailor, and the tension about what would become of the crew with their crazy captain.
The Great Strawberry Investigation.
His voice acting was very good and helped one keep track of the many characters. I didn't always love his basic narration, though, which didn't vary naturally with the meaning of the text.
There are several times when the recording is disrupted -- jumps suddenly very quiet for a few seconds, say. This should have been caught and corrected during production! I know it's a long book, but there's no reason for no quality control. There are even some glaring misread words ("captain" for "cabin" for example) that apparently nobody caught. Was distracting.
yes. to meet the characters again
much. the twist of how we as humans translate waht is probably normal and common when under harsh conditions
not sure. will read again
mrs kieth. she is a traditional mother and mother in law. it would be interesting to hear a pov from her also as a widow
It took me a while to really get into this novel, but by the end, I had an appreciation for Wouk's ability to make me look at not only the events of the story in a different light, but WWII as well.
The book was outstanding and the performance was the best I've experienced.
It sounded as if several actors were involved in the performance. The dialogue was very easy to follow as the voicing was different for each character.
I have a long commute so I like longer books and Wouk makes the story last without going boring. Characters are believable if not somewhat crazy at times.