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    • The Winds of War

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Summary of the start of WWII Highly recommended

    • By Hugh on 23-01-2016

    Non-member price: $58.52

    • The Hope

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

    Non-member price: $48.68

    • The Glory

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Glory plunges immediately into the violence and upheaval of the Six-Day War of 1967 - and continues the dramatic story of Israel’s struggle for survival. A sprawling, action-packed novel, Wouk takes listeners through the terrors of the Yom Kippur War, the famous Entebbe rescue, and the airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor - ending with the final hope for peace. 

    Non-member price: $48.68

    • War and Remembrance

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Absolutely Brilliant

    • By Hugh on 03-03-2016

    Non-member price: $58.52

    • The Caine Mutiny

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Don't Stop the Carnival

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.)   

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Marjorie Morningstar

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $57.96

    • Youngblood Hawke

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 41 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Youngblood Hawke, an ex-Navy man moves from rural Kentucky to New York to assault the citadel of New York publishing with his first novel, an oversized manuscript that becomes an instant success. Toasted by critics and swept along on a tide of popularity, he gives himself over to the lush life that gilds artistic success. Love comes with an affair with an older married woman and an unfulfilled flame with his editor, while wealth pours in with the publication of his second novel, and participation in real-estate developments. 

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • This Is My God

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Inside, Outside

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • The Lawgiver

    • A Novel
    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: Peter Riegert, Zosia Mamet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 .

    Non-member price: $25.37

    • 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
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    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."

    Non-member price: $20.56

    • The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

    • By: Herman Wouk
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $10.18