We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
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.
Regular Price:$39.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (881 )
5 star
 (490)
4 star
 (294)
3 star
 (69)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (14)
Overall
4.4 (764 )
5 star
 (453)
4 star
 (232)
3 star
 (56)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.5 (763 )
5 star
 (480)
4 star
 (209)
3 star
 (55)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (8)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jeanne Leavenworth, KS, United States 08-13-12
    Jeanne Leavenworth, KS, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Listen"
    Would you listen to The Caine Mutiny again? Why?

    The Caine Mutiny was an interesting read. I'm not big on military novels but this one kept me listening.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 08-06-12
    Lee Blue Anchor, NJ, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    96
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    467
    82
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story, intrusive narration."

    I loved this story; I wish I would have read it instead of listening. The narrator, a cross between Hugh Beaumont and Don Pardo was too present.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard S Philbrick Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 06-24-12
    Richard S Philbrick Fort Lauderdale, FL, US 06-24-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mediocre writing, phoned in performance"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance by Pariseau was boring and phoned in. Whereas performers like Humphrey Bower and John Lee are wonderful at giving each character a distinctive voice Pariseau has such a limited range one would be hard to distinguish whether Keefer and May Winn was speaking if you didn't know the context.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    This is definitely a case where the movie was better than the book, or at least the Audible version of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    While the basic story is good and Wouk is an established author the overall style is very dated in this day and age. Dickens still holds up a couple of centuries after the fact. Wouk will be forgotten in less time than that.

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 07-05-12
    Amazon Customer TIGARD, OR, United States 07-05-12 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    98
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    While I had some problems with Wouk's writing style in his "Wars" books, the stories were compelling enough to make them a worthwhile "read."

    I'm not sure I'll even be able to finish this one, though. If Pariseau had narrated so poorly in either of the other books, I wouldn't be having this problem, because I would have never purchased it.

    Wouk's writing style is right out of the 40s. I doubt he could make it as an author today. He provides way too much detail for me. I don't care what everyone is wearing. I just want to hear a good story. He also uses passive verbs too much.

    I'm with "Richard" on this one, mediocre writing and a phoned in performance. Pass up the audio version. See the movie, which is good, or read the book. I think I'll forgo listening to any more of it and see if I can find the movie to watch instead.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 81-84 of 84 results PREVIOUS189NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.