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Moby Dick Audiobook

Moby Dick

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Publisher's Summary

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville is a classic of American and world literature.

Written in 1851, this is the incredible story of the crazed captain Ahab who, consumed by his desire for revenge, drives his crew to scour the oceans of the world for the fearsome white whale, Moby Dick. It soon becomes clear that Ahab will stop at nothing and is prepared to risk everything, his ship, his crew members, and his own life.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) was an American novelist short story writer, essayist and poet.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

(P)2009 RNIB

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    Matthew Brookfield, IL, United States 04-25-11
    Matthew Brookfield, IL, United States 04-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Painfull"

    I wanted to read this since it's considered a classic. However, I ignored the reviews that recommended the abridged version over the unabridged. I wish I have chosen the abridged. There was so much of this book that detracted from the story, that it made much of the book very boring and painful to get through. Also, this version is terribly narrated. He does a god job with Ishmael, and Ahab. But nearly all the other characters are read like nails on a chalkboard.

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    She Piney Point, MD, United States 01-26-11
    She Piney Point, MD, United States 01-26-11 Member Since 2014

    Bookaholic. Favorite authors- Agatha Christie, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert A Heinlein.

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    "Go for the abridged version"

    Way too long winded, wish I had bought the abridged version instead of this one.

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    G. Swanson los angeles 11-02-10
    G. Swanson los angeles 11-02-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Loooooooooong"

    It isn't the book or the reader, it is the length of the reading. Normally I enjoy the Unabridged versions but this was a very tough one. This is the only audio book I couldn't finish. As mentioned, usually I am a stickler for the Unabridged, but in this case I would highly recommend the Abridged version!

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