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The Caine Mutiny Audiobook

The Caine Mutiny

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Merlone 05-12-14
    Merlone 05-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A masterpiece"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Caine Mutiny to be better than the print version?

    Yes the audio edition gave more width to the characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    The psychological subtleties about the different characters.


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

    A wonderful interpretation able to make each character sound with his/her own voice


    If you could rename The Caine Mutiny, what would you call it?

    Learn from your mistakes


    Any additional comments?

    Even if you watched the movie you should not miss the original novel

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "It left me hanging!"
    If you could sum up The Caine Mutiny in three words, what would they be?

    Growing up Navy


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

    The mutiny, the Kamakazi and Merrick's defense lawyer's speech.


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

    Kieffer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Wouk leaves us hanging at the end.

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    Debra B 04-29-14
    Debra B 04-29-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Great WWII book"

    I read War and Remembrance and that was excellent, but I thought the characters in The Caine Mutiny were possibly even fuller, and even more realistic. Captain Queeg is an indelible character, although I kept picturing Humphrey Bogart in the role, knowing he plays Queeg in the movie. (But I've never seen the movie.) The story never really lagged, and knowing that Herman Wouk based some of this on his own experiences in WWII, I thought the book probably delivered a realistic sense of the everyday people inside all those Navy ships sailing over the Pacific in the war, which made the little and big heroisms in The Caine Mutiny come across as all the more remarkable, and worth our consideration.

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    Fred Baucom Rocklin, CA USA 04-16-14
    Fred Baucom Rocklin, CA USA 04-16-14
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    "Excellent"
    Would you listen to The Caine Mutiny again? Why?

    Perhaps 10 - 20 years from now - the story is very good, but once is enough.


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

    I enjoyed the author's handling of the growth of the young main character, and particularly the letter to him from his father received after the father's death...very fine.


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

    A good reader adds much to a good book - listening is now my favorite way of reading books. This performer was very good, handling all the characters in a believable way.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Very hard to put down (turn off) - a fine book that pulls the reader (listener) in.


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    Carol Perth, Australia 03-09-14
    Carol Perth, Australia 03-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely fabulous listening"

    The Caine Mutiny would rate as one of the best books I have listened to. I loved everything about this book, and the narration was excellent. Herman Wouk's books never disappoint.

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    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-26-14
    David Chesapeake, VA, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Wouk classic"

    The Caine Mutiny is a fascinating story with world war II as a backdrop. A complex story about the stress of command during wartime and dealing with moral and ethical situations that are not easily resolvable. I still imagine Humphrey Bogart as Capt Queeg, rolling the steel balls between his fingers in the movie, which is quite good by the way.

    The love story between our protagonist, Willie Keith, and his beau May Wynn, is not as interesting or as compelling as the story on board the ship. As a former Navy man, I got tired of hearing about the forecastle instead of the fo'c'sle. Minor point, I suppose. Watching young Willie grow into a competent officer and good leader adds greatly to the story. Language is a bit rough, perhaps not for young ones.

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    Amazon Customer 12-29-13
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    "Outstanding Story and Reader"

    My wife and I listen together and we love this book and the reader. Finished Winds of War and then War and Remembrance - all three by Herman Wouk the author and Kevin Pariseau the reader. Immediately downloaded the Caine Mutiny. Looking for more books by Wouk and other books read by Pariseau.

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    Rebecca 11-16-13
    Rebecca 11-16-13 Member Since 2009

    Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!

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    "Leadership at sea"

    My 3rd Wouk. I really enjoyed this - especially reading with an eye on leadership and how Willy's views of Queeg as he matured. It makes me want to see the movie again, but as I recall, the movie focuses more on the ship - Queeg and the mutiny, and not about Willy Keith as a young Princeton graduate as he matures through the book.

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    Lisa United States 11-05-13
    Lisa United States 11-05-13

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    "Must Read...or Re-Read"
    If you could sum up The Caine Mutiny in three words, what would they be?

    WOW! I enjoyed this presentation of The Caine Mutiny very much. The narration by Kevin Pariseau was very well done and his character voices certainly made it easy to imagine the crew of this ship. If you have not read this book, you should...if you read it awhile ago...you should read it again!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Marreck ... solid, stoic, and believable


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pariseau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no...a first but not a last


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    lindam@islands.vi 10-07-13
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    The great narration gave this wonderful story real life. I just couldn't stop listening even at 1am. Felt as though I'd lost friends when it was over.

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