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Wow! Has to be the greatest American novel ever written; and Melville couldn't have done it without Hootkins. Funny, philosophical, so much deeper than I ever imagined; and most of it I would have missed if I had read it myself. Thank you Mr. Hootkins!
It's a classic with references to a lot of other shows and books
I am madness maddened
When the cook shouts over the ripping flesh of the whale as the sharks gourge on fat and meat.
Yes, it brings out a complete and mesmurizing understanding of the wholesome glory of whaling
Yes. You can get into details that might put you to sleep i print.
Yes. He is great. The story comes alive with his story-telling.
This reading of the text was so much better than I expected. Hootkins' narration carries perfect tone with story and especially the monologue and dialogue. It makes a very long story enthralling to the last sentence. I highly recommend this particular reading of Moby Dick.
I've been working on getting through and reading Moby Dick on my own. I definitely was enjoying it but it was just a little slow going, because Moby Dick is pretty dense. But where has this recording been my whole life!? It is the most amazing performance. The characters and ideas leap off the page and come to life. Hootkins does an incredible job. I was worried before I got it, because the audio sample was such poor quality. No such problems in the real recording. I'm so glad I decided to go for it.
The narrator delivered a great performance, bringing humor and captivating me into this story. The style that Moby Dick is written presents with some interesting techniques where one section will make you feel like you're in a Shakespearean monologue, then other's in a layman's encyclopedia, followed by a Preacher's sermon or an allegory about life. I enjoyed every minute of this experience, and would love to do it again!
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
This is a long book and having never 'read' the book itself I took the time to listen and have been blown away with the descriptiveness, story, accuracy and an overwhelming belief this is a true epic.
Melville's tale does become slow yet I recommend to you to listen all the way through. The description of whale hunting, the whales and about the ships characters is very good.
Part of the journey of listening to any book is having the right narrator and William Hootkins is amazing. I found his narration to be fun, enjoyable, worth listening too. The descriptions, passion, excitement and even through the slow bits still worthy of my time. I loved the performance and energy. Certainly kept me listening.
Well worth the time. You will become immersed in the tale and learn so much more.
"Boring but informative"
A totally different story
The observation of Queeqweg practicing his religion
This was just not my thing. Very slow plot but it is very informative and well written. As far as I am concerned it may as well have been 45 hours listening to drying paint.
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