Caine Mutiny, The

Genre: Historical Fiction

Caine Mutiny, The

Performed by:
Kevin Pariseau

“As a modern sea adventure it is absolutely first-rank reading.” —Lee Rogow, Saturday ReviewThe novel that inspired the now-classic film The Caine Mutiny and the hit Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court-MartialHerman Wouk’s boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon its original publication in 1951, as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of World War II. In the intervening half century, The Caine Mutiny has achieved the status of a modern classic.“At last! A war story which gives you a rounded view of the way men at war behave…. Here you have a novel which can be read through like an adventure story—fast, straightshooting narrative that goes direct to the point with no weaving and winding, no waste motion, and no agonized soul searching… . The high point of the book, for me, is not the mutiny itself, thrilling though it is. Utterly absorbing is the court-martial…. Don’t miss it.” —Kelsey Guilfoil, Chicago Tribune“The Caine Mutiny has the time sense, the sense of being hopelessly isolated and cut off from home, which every veteran remembers; it has the scope and the skill to reveal how men are tested, exposed, and developed under the long routine of war; finally, it has the slow-fused but inevitably accumulating tension of the mutiny which gives both form and explosive climax to the story.” —Edward Weeks, Atlantic Monthly

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Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1952 for The Caine Mutiny, his third novel. His other internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels include Aurora Dawn; City Boy; Marjorie Morningstar; Youngblood Hawke; Don’t Stop the Carnival; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Inside, Outside; The Hope; and The Glory.
Kevin Pariseau

Kevin Pariseau has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and regionally in dozens of stage productions, has worked in television and film both commercially and theatrically, and has recorded over 60 audiobooks for, ranging from current nonfiction (Newton and the Counterfeiter) to fiction classics (Lost in the Funhouse) to children’s literature (Who Was...? series). He is a graduate of Brown University and resides with his family in Nyack, New York.

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