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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I have tried to read this book in paper no fewer than 3 times and could never get past about 30 chapters because the language always slowed me down to a crawl. There is a lot of colloquialism in the writing. Listening to it was a joy, however. I never needed to worry about interpreting the language incorrectly or go back for context.
I've not read or listened to another book like MD. I guess that's why it's such a classic.
If you're a fan of any pop culture, Moby is a must-listen! You'll find yourself thinking, "Hey, I've heard that before," or, "so that's where that came from!" Thoroughly enjoyable.
some descriptions about whaling
this is Melvilles most difficuilt book. It was one of his best tales Listening to the tale is easier than trying to read the book. All in all the audio was done very well
Probably not and if I do it will be only for academic purpouses.
The voice change between characters is nice though elderly characters tend to sound the same.
The whole relationship of the narrator with Queequeg was very sweet and light-hearted.
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?
I read this in conjunction with the print version, and the two complement one another very well.
LIFE OF PI is another book about an ocean voyage in which the allegorical and symbolic elements are matched by the chatty, discursive approach.
His tone is a little soporific at times, and every once in a while he mispronounces a word, but overall it's very competent.
It's whales all the way down.
A wonderful experience listening to this in the car.
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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.
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