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    • The Winds of War

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 45 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,805
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,129

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By Robert on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • War and Remembrance

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,764
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

    • By aaron on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Caine Mutiny

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better than the Movie

    • By James on 06-20-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don't Stop the Carnival

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise. It's the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. (Hilarity and disaster - of a sort peculiar to the tropics - ensue.)   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and narrator.

    • By Gene on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Hope

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Starting in 1948 and reaching its climax during the Six-Day War of 1967, The Hope begins the story of Israel, a country fighting for its life - outmatched and surrounded by enemies. Zev Barak, Sam Pasternak, Don Kishote, and Benny Luria are all officers in the Israeli Army, caught up in the sweep of history, fighting the desperate desert battles and meeting the larger-than-life personalities that shaped Israel’s fight for independence. 

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Inside, Outside

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Israel David Goodkind is a minor bureaucrat in the Nixon White House, killing empty office time by writing the story of four generations of his large, sprawling Russian Jewish immigrant family. As he recounts his brief stint in show business, his torrid affair with a showgirl, and his encounters with a hassled and distracted President Nixon, Goodkind also witnesses historical events firsthand - the Watergate scandal, the Yom Kippur War - and eventually finds his way back to his Jewish faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1000% satisfied

    • By Aileen on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • This Is My God

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This Is My God is Herman Wouk's famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, "Israel at 40". A miracle of brevity, it guides listeners through the world's oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity, and wit of Wouk's celebrated novels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good not great.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Marjorie Morningstar

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty 17-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Missing final chapter

    • By bookbug on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 33

    "More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So begins The Language God Talks, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By daogier on 08-15-11

    Regular price: $21.66

    • The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    This acclaimed World War II psychological court room drama was the sensation of 1954. The play portrays a mutiny of naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine. Their suspicions concerning their captain's sanity lead to their rebellion and a subsequent court-martial.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modern day mutiny

    • By Jean on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sailor and Fiddler

    • Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author
    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Herman Wouk - introduction
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, "Why me? I'm nobody." Berlin answered, "No, no. You've traveled. You've known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant bow to all of us

    • By GH on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $14.17

    • A Hole in Texas

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Guy Carpenter has a prestigious job at NASA, a devoted wife and new baby, and, aside from a troublemaking cat, a settled, quiet life. But things take an unexpected turn when this regular guy finds himself mixed up in an international scandal of enormous proportions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BOOOORING!

    • By Jonathan Hoffman on 06-02-04

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Rough Water

    • Stories of Survival from the Sea
    • By: Sebastian Junger, Herman Wouk, Patrick O'Brian, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    This riveting collection of adventure writing includes the work of The Perfect Storm author, Sebastian Junger. Listen as men and women battle the elements, and often each other, to stay alive, confronting sharks, savage storms, rogue waves, mountainous icebergs, starvation, and their own fear and suffering.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth the time

    • By Sue Y on 11-16-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Lawgiver

    • A Novel
    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Peter Riegert, Zosia Mamet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    At the center of The Lawgiver is Margo Solovei, a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father’s strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multi-billionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business. Two other key characters in the novel are Herman Wouk himself and his wife of more than 60 years, Betty Sarah, who, almost against their will, find themselves entangled in the Moses movie .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG, Herman Wouk is still brilliant at 97!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-21-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Herman Wouk in Conversation with Tim Rutten (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2053
    • By: Mr. Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Mr. Tim Rutten
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93