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Moby Dick: The Whale | [Herman Melville]

Moby Dick: The Whale

Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.
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Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Agnes Crow 08-17-14
    Agnes Crow 08-17-14
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    "Heed the advice"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't understand what the other reviewers were talking about when I listened to the available sample for this reading, so I purchased it... but a few pages in, it struck home that the book is read with a complete lack of attention to the actual content of the text.

    There's plenty of inflection-- but it's the same inflection, over and over, regardless of punctuation; it turns Herman Melville's long, full, beautiful sentences into endless abrupt, normal-length sentences that are unrelated to each other. The narrator's reading makes it nearly impossible to synthesize what is actually being said. For that reason, this audiobook is absolutely not for someone "reading" the book for the first time.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    leah RICHMOND, VA, United States 02-24-14
    leah RICHMOND, VA, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Worst narrator"
    What would have made Moby Dick better?

    I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr dick


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14
    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I CANNOT LISTEN TO THIS NARRATOR!"

    WORST NARRATOR EVER! BEWARE BEWARE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! BEWARE ANYTHING READ BY THIS INCOMPETENT MAN!

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    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 10-29-14
    Paul Z. Wixom, MI 10-29-14 Member Since 2009
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    I bought this edition without reading reviews. I only listened for about 30 minutes, then bought a different version. Don't take my word for it, look at the other reviews. Great book, just try another.

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    William J. Brown 08-24-14
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    "Yes, bad narration"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Ha! Well, I'd tighten up the writing some, maybe add a boy wizard... That captain is really a downer.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator has a lovely resonant voice, but he seems to be coming upon the words for the first time as he reads them. He mispronounces some fairly common words as if he doesn't quite know where the story is going from one phrase to the next.


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    I spent the first chapter trying to work out if the book was being read by a human or a computer, the speech marked with a lack of intonation and misplaced pauses. Then I turned it off in disgust.

    A great book, utterly ruined. The first book on Audible that I've been truly disappointed with.

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