The audiobook performance is masterful and the plot riddled with the qualities of any great work. Melville is often more poet than plot driven author, but he makes many of the most mundane routines of a whaler sound magical. One can not help but feel anguish for the death of these whales knowing now how intelligent they are, but we glimpse a past way of life and realize how timeless this novel's moral about obsession is.
The narrator is insuperable. Just terrific. When he sings the whalers' songs it is perfect. Just a very great job. In this case better than reading the book.
The white whale. Moby kicks ass!
It made me itch.
A great narration of a great book--what more could you wish for.
Jordan J. Scavone - Children's Author #BeMightE
Frank Muller shines as his narration carries this slow voyage. Melville may be the American classic, but Muller helps you get through it.
Herman Melville maybe, Frank Muller was alright.
Some aspects of the tale including the final hunt were stirring. The total package was flawed.
To say I did it yes. I may try again as well.
Star Trek II Wrath of Khan really oversold this.
I listened to this book with awe for its beautiful use of the language and alliterative speech. The narration was incredible.