President of ScriptureSolutions
Moby Dick is a classic work. The plot is well known to all familiar with literary giants like Melville.
The draw of the book is not the plot but Melville's subplot of how he paints his narrative. His mastery of words keeps the book moving forward much like the ship Pequeg in pursuit of Moby Dick. Melville's fathomless vocabulary is a delight to any reader who enjoys the craft of writing.
What an adventure! I highly recommend this book to all ages. I read it first when I was 10 years old and now 59 years later the magnetism of the book still lures me to enjoy Ahab's pursuit of the white whale.
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.