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    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,261

    Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Had No Idea Melville Was So Funny

    • By Dave on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,065
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 661

    The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping despite the minutiae

    • By Sarah on 06-06-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

    • By Jessica on 02-18-09

    Regular price: $75.59

    • Moby Dick

    • The Whale
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Heed the advice

    • By Agnes Crow on 08-17-14

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks. Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the ALL TIME greats

    • By Mark on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Moby Dick (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that is an obsession for the ship’s captain, Ahab. Once maimed by the White Whale, Moby Dick, Ahab has set out on a voyage of revenge. With godlike ferocity, he surges into dangerous waters - immune to the madness of his vision, refusing to be bested by the forces of nature. An exhilarating whaling yarn, an apocalyptic theodicy, a tragic confessional, and a profound allegory, Moby Dick encompasses all that it means to be human....

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Classic Drama

    • Moby Dick (Dramatised)
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Ishmael, the narrator, tells of the adventures of Captain Ahab in his relentless quest to seek revenge on the white whale that bit off his leg. Full of allegory and symbolism, Moby Dick is an epic tragedy of tremendous dramatic power and narrative drive. This large-scale adaptation, recorded in America, skilfully reproduces the unique mixture of adventure, myth, history, and philosophy in Melville's epic tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent radio drama!

    • By Jack Frasier on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Billy Budd, Sailor

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 295

    Written some 40 years after Moby Dick, Melville's Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor's charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. Ship life agreed with Billy. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship's cold-blooded superior officer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good reading of a classic story

    • By Johnny on 06-11-07

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    In the dark depths of the bottomless sea dwells a white demon, taking shape as the Leviathan known as Moby Dick. One year ago, the malefic brute crunched off the leg of the ungodly Captain Ahab, who now swears revenge. So runs the epic tale of Moby Dick, the supernal work of Herman Melville. In this unabridged production, you will walk with the young sailor Ishmael through the fires of life on a whaling vessel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more than I expected<br />

    • By JAY on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $13.29

    • Moby Dick: or the Whale

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Mark Nelson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid narration of a timeless classic

    • By G.T. on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $6.90

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    The life of a Scrivener can be a dull one. After all, your entire occupation has to do with the handwritten copying of law documents. But when Bartleby arrives, he turns the office upside down with the enigmatic phrase: “I prefer not to.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting...

    • By Julie Gray on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Michael Lackey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • H2O here isn't wide, but deep w/ strong currents

    • By Darwin8u on 12-04-13

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Herman Melville is now seen as one of the great figures in American literature, a man who expanded the role of the novel and gave new and complex depths to the meaning of a story. His best work uses the form of the novel or the story as a means of carrying and discussing concerns about the nature of humanity, the role of God, and a sometimes satiric, sometimes bitter, examination of colonialism and capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing and unusual

    • By Kenneth on 03-23-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Moby Dick (Dramatized)

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A splash of the sea and the salt in the ocean air signals the beginning of the greatest whaling adventure of all time. This is literature's great voyage. The challenge of a man against the wonders of nature's ocean, of a man against his own weakness and strengths, and of a man against a demon, or perhaps his God, as he searches for his nemesis, the great white whale.

    Regular price: $11.87

    • The Confidence-Man

    • His Masquerade
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Evoking Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, this is a story of interlocking tales from a group of steamboat passengers traveling down the Mississippi toward New Orleans. Aboard the Fidèle can be found all manner of con men, from those selling stock in failing companies and herbal cure-all "medicines" to those who are raising money for supposed charitable organizations and those who simply ask for money outright.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • great themes and concepts, poor story

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Jacob Astor
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

     "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to." Numerous essays have been published on what, according to scholar Robert Milder, "is unquestionably the masterpiece of the short fiction" in the Melville canon. 

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Typee

    • A Peep at Polynesian Life
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville’s day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as “a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages," the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Peeping Typee is Tapu; Reading Typee is Noa!

    • By Darwin8u on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    On one level...Melville’s tale is an historical adventure telling the story of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the ‘Seventy Four’ HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the ‘Master at Arms’, and the final confrontation results in death. Billy becomes an unwilling martyr - what passes for justice must be implemented because of the rebellious climate of the time.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Moby Dick [Portuguese Edition]

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Lucas Garcia, Antonio Carlos Prado Mói, Di Ramon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A versão em áudio de Moby Dick é marcada por uma trilha sonora intensa, desenvolvida por Sandra Branca a partir de um tema original de Richard Wagner. Vários efeitos sonoros ajudam a criar o ambiente de insegurança e trabalho duro da vida no mar, que é intensificado pela ira do capitão Acab em busca de fazer sua vingança contra Moby Dick. Os efeitos sonoros acompanham o crescendo de emoções na perseguição cega e desenfreada que o capitão impõe aos seus subordinados. Vozes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • belo trabalho

    • By artur elias on 10-10-15

    Regular price: $4.20

    • The Lightning-Rod Man

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Mark Owen
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Chosen for inclusion in William Evans Burton's Cyclopediae of Wit and Humor of 1857, The Lightning-Rod Man was the one Melville tale to be available throughout his lifetime, thanks to reissues of this volume. More a parable than a character-driven story, the Lightning-Rod man is a charlatan who tries to profit by selling fearful people lightning-rods during thunderstorms. The narrator has a difficult encounter with the Lightning-Rod man in this story about overcoming fear and superstition. 

    Regular price: $2.79

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