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Moby Dick: or the Whale | [Herman Melville]

Moby Dick: or 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)2011 Trout Lake Media

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    Adriana DF, Mexico 12-18-12
    Adriana DF, Mexico 12-18-12
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    "Nice though not short nor sweet"
    Would you listen to Moby Dick: or the Whale again? Why?

    Probably not and if I do it will be only for academic purpouses.


    What about Mark Nelson’s performance did you like?

    The voice change between characters is nice though elderly characters tend to sound the same.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole relationship of the narrator with Queequeg was very sweet and light-hearted.


    Any additional comments?

    Being the first time I encounter Mobby Dick, I think this audible book helped me a lot not getting lost. The book is not by anyway easy but what classic of those times really is?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Delia M. Turner Haverford, PA USA 11-05-12
    Delia M. Turner Haverford, PA USA 11-05-12 Listener Since 2009

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    "Competent, budget version of astounding book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Moby Dick: or the Whale to be better than the print version?

    I read this in conjunction with the print version, and the two complement one another very well.


    What other book might you compare Moby Dick: or the Whale to and why?

    LIFE OF PI is another book about an ocean voyage in which the allegorical and symbolic elements are matched by the chatty, discursive approach.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    His tone is a little soporific at times, and every once in a while he mispronounces a word, but overall it's very competent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's whales all the way down.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful experience listening to this in the car.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy agoura Hills, CA, United States 07-04-11
    Amy agoura Hills, CA, United States 07-04-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an attorney for a higher education research institution. I am married, have two children, and I love my organic vegetable garden.

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    "This reader is not worthy"

    The content is obviously great, but the reader is terrible. It makes it extremely difficult to listen to this famous story. There is no emotion and he appears to not understand what he is reading. No wonder this was on the cheap list.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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