The Naked and the Dead

  • by Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by John Buffalo Mailer
  • 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer.
Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.


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Rambling at times but also very compelling. More about human morality and nature than of war. I found it thought provoking and difficult to put down.
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- L skipper

not sure why this book is so highly regarded

it has its moments but the narrators delivery of different characters made them all sound the same, so easily got lost in who was being spoken about. Also the characters were all pretty horrible and had not features that made me care about them at all.
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- Hugo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-06-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio