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    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,601

    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

    • The Whale
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    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: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803

    "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: $41.99

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 833

    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: Eoin Joyce
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale which on an earlier voyage destroyed his ship and severed his leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century its reputation as a Great American Novel was established.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worst reader I have ever heard

    • By Julie Rae Loving on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one!

    • By Anonymous User on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    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

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    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
    • Listen to this version

    • By Anthony on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Billy Budd, Sailor

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 328

    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

    • White Jacket, or the World in a Man-Of-War

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Classic Drama

    • Moby Dick (Dramatised)
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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 277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    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

    • Redburn - His First Voyage

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adventure. In "Redburn", the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London. As with many of Melville's works, this one is as much about class and race as it is about the sea.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: John Hedigan
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A model merchant seaman, admired by crew and officers alike for his skill, masculine beauty, and noble nature, Billy Budd's life changes dramatically and irrevocably when he is impressed into the military. Like many sailors in the late 18th century, Billy Budd is forced into service aboard a warship where life is ruthless and unforgiving.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration of a insightful parable

    • By Dave on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Benito Cereno

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    This is the epic sea adventure, a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship, is often regarded as Melville's finest short story. The balance of forces is complete, the atmosphere one of epic significance, the light cast upon the hero intense to the highest degree, the realization of the human soul profound, and the telling of the story orchestrated like a great symphony.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Meditation on Racial Hatred

    • By George on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck, Felix von Manteuffel, Manfred Zapatka
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sie sind längst mythische Figuren: der weiße Wal und Kapitän Ahab, sein von unauslöschlichem Hass getriebener Jäger. Aber Herman Melvilles Bericht von diesem ungeheuerlichen Abenteuer kann man immer wieder entdecken. Die neue Hörspielproduktion des Moby-Dick wurde schon mehrfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik als "künstlerisch herausragende" Neuveröffentlichung.

    Regular price: $31.29

    • Benito Cereno

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Captain Delano is approached on the open sea by a battered-looking ship led by Captain Benito Cereno. Cereno, always accompanied by his personal slave, Babo, explains that his crew was transporting a group of slaves from Africa when their ship was caught and damaged in severe weather. He is polite but always timid and requests supplies for his ship's remaining journey. Captain Delano agrees to help but begins to notice the strange social interactions and atmosphere of Cereno's crew and the slaves.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • A Story of Wall Street
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    "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".

    Regular price: $0.94

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