Herman Wouk is one of the most graceful insightful writers I enjoy reading. Picking up this book written so many years ago, I thought it would be outdated and possibly corny. Instead it was a compelling historical journey into the mentality of World II with delicious detail and suspense. I'm going to reread/listen Winds of War and War and Remembrance soon.
The everyday lingo and crisp descriptions of the submarine's smell and textures. The sympathetic and tolerant creation of imperfect characters is unique to Wouk.
I wish Humphrey Bogart were alive to do the remake.
Excellent. gripping story and history
The breaking of the cable towing the target. Poor old captain lost the plot
listening is very relaxing.
a real experience of life at sea
Not my typical choice, but I just couldn't turn it off! Lots of Navy jargon but no so much that you can't follow it, it just made it more authentic. I was surprised by my reaction to the ending. Makes me want to listen to it all over again.
I enjoyed listening to this book, but I'm not as exuberant in my praise as some readers. I read Wouk's Winds of War and War & Remembrance years ago and enjoyed them more, not because they were any better written, but because I learned so much about WWII and its many historical characters. A Navy ship supplies less education about the war for me and is thus reduced to merely a very well-told tale. Sure, the psychology of various characters and what can drive them to desperate measures is fascinating, but even so doesn't move me to label such writing great literature. The Caine Mutiny in my view is pulp fiction at its very best.
Not your typical WWII story. Interesting characters and likable (minus one or two) and the story moved right along.
I have not read the print vertion.
Willie Keith, the author paints a real picture of a young man going through many life changes and decisions. It was all believable.
I had moments of "oh no, not that" during the book. I like surprises, and this book does have a few.
The characters are well-developed. The reader does a great job of interpreting the different character's voices. It was hard to put the audio book down.
As the son of a WWII Navy veteran who served in the Pacific, this part of the war has always appealed to me. Herman Wouk weaves a completely believable story that is compelling and thoughtful. Willy Keith is used to carry the story, but the real story is about men at war under intense pressure. The trial itself is masterfully told and the aftermath of the trial is the real climax to the book, not just a wrap-up.
Kevin Pariseau does an excellent job as reader. If you are a lover of historical fiction, you've probably already read this book (I did when I was a teenager), but even if you have read it in the past, it is definitely worth a listen as well.
Retired professor. Currently dedicated to consultancy and translation.
This interesting audiobook is worth listening again.
The Cane Mutiny is not as deep as Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, but there are some similarities, especially with regard the description of the war scenes.
The trial itself was the most interesting part of the book. The hearing of the psychiatrists was very funny.
A stupid mind in command.
I enjoyed listening to it and recommend it for sure.
I'm a big Herman Wouk fan but this surpassed any expectations I had. I couldn't stop listening to it. This was a great story and the writing and character development were superb. I really liked the narrator. He was really good even when doing female voices. I felt transported back in time to WWII while listening. The description of the Caine was to expertly done that I swear I could smell the sea. Get this book, you won't regret it!