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The Caine Mutiny | [Herman Wouk]

The Caine Mutiny

Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

©1952 Herman Wouk (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Mark Big Bear Lake, CA, United States 07-27-13
    Mark Big Bear Lake, CA, United States 07-27-13
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    "Great Audio Book"
    Where does The Caine Mutiny rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is in the top 5% of all the audiobooks I have listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters were all different, interesting, and the interaction among them was great.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The trial itself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Somethings are not as they appear to be!!


    Any additional comments?

    A great autiobook!!!!!

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    Jacquelyn ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 07-13-13
    Jacquelyn ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Engaging book from beginning to end!"
    Any additional comments?

    An absolutely engaging book. I followed the life of Willy Keith as he matured over the course of three years in the Navy during WWII. I saw into a life that started with self-centeredness and immaturity and developed into self-awareness and maturity. This transformation was presented through Willy's own thoughts, and also through his actions and interactions. I loved the character of captain Queeg and May Win, and near the end I despised Keefer. The book was not all about war time battles, though it included some. It was more about the characters and how each one interacted and responded to the people and things around them given their own personal make-up. I, for one, want to look up the movie from 1954 and watch it with a big bowl of popcorn.

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    David Lubbock, TX, United States 07-03-13
    David Lubbock, TX, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An Astounding Experience!"

    I came only recently to appreciate the works of Herman Wouk. I had dismissed "The Winds of War," and "War and Remembrance" based on the glimpses of the terrible mini-series which were broadcast in the 70's and 80's (I think). After listening to Mr. Pariseau's performance of these books, I was soon to learn of how terrible an injustice the television portrayals had visited upon these enormously fine works of history and literature.

    As for "The Caine Mutiny," this work of fiction left the others in the dust. The story is compelling, the characters are vivid and fascinating, and the prose is remarkable. But the narration of Mr. Pariseau is (again) amazing. Mr. Pariseau's performance by far exceeds the players from the motion picture of the same name. Mr. Pariseau's Captain Queeg is superior to Mr. Bogart's in every way. (To be fair, while I am no expert, It appears to me that overacting was the norm in cinema for many years--even up to the present time--And this isn't to say that Mr. Bogart and (say) Mr. MacMurray's performance wasn't also sublime--it is just that mr. Pariseau's performance is more "contemparary.")

    The bottom line is this: I have never written a review of anything, in any format, for public review before now. And even though I may have not adequately expressed the genius of this book and narration, I wanted to give it a shot, because it is just that good.

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    Scott Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-15-13
    Scott Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Great Writer and Great Reader"

    This book could very easily have been boring. As a matter of fact, it was at times a little slow. I was hungry for more Herman Wouk after devouring Winds of War and then War and Remembrance. When I saw that Kevin Parisaeau was again the reader of Wouk's words I was all in. The book did not disappoint, although it wasn't as great as either of the aforementioned books.

    Wouk clearly knows the navy and he nails diverse group of characters. Narrators just don't get any better than Pariseau. He has great range, cadence, and enunciation. He's great all around. Wouk can get very, very detailed at times but never to the point where you feel, as the land lubber that I am, that you are lost in nautical language or terms. If you like WWII history you will enjoy this book. It's not about combat but rather the varied mindsets of men that are in a state of war but mostly on the outskirts and looking from the outside in and how that plays on their minds and spirits. Wouk paints a convincing picture all around. This is not an action packed read, it is very character driven.

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    Curtis Corinth, TX, United States 11-05-12
    Curtis Corinth, TX, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice long story"

    The story isn't magnificent but it is interesting up until the last 1/4 then it seems to have trouble tying all the ends together and finishing cleanly. I purchased the DVD of the Bogart movie made after this book and as usual, you get a much richer view of the story from the audio book than you do from the movie. The scenes are well built and you do not need to know much about the Navy or ships to follow along if you are good at taking queues from the context.

    I recommend it if you're into military fiction and WWII

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    Jacklyn WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 10-31-12
    Jacklyn WALNUT CREEK, CA, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2013
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    "The Story IS Timeless"
    What made the experience of listening to The Caine Mutiny the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I wish Humphrey Bogart were alive to do the remake.


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    judy auckland, New Zealand 10-29-12
    judy auckland, New Zealand 10-29-12
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    "caine mutiny was hard to turn off listening to"
    Where does The Caine Mutiny rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent. gripping story and history


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Caine Mutiny?

    The breaking of the cable towing the target. Poor old captain lost the plot


    What does Kevin Pariseau bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    listening is very relaxing.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    a real experience of life at sea


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenassecret MN 10-23-12
    Jenassecret MN 10-23-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Surprisingly Brilliant!"

    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.

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    shadowmason minneapolis, mn 10-21-12
    shadowmason minneapolis, mn 10-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loooooooooong but Kept Me Interested"

    Not your typical WWII story. Interesting characters and likable (minus one or two) and the story moved right along.

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    Ellen United States 10-05-12
    Ellen United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Caine Mutiny to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print vertion.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Willie Keith, the author paints a real picture of a young man going through many life changes and decisions. It was all believable.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

    Captain Queege.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had moments of "oh no, not that" during the book. I like surprises, and this book does have a few.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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