Classic Drama

  • by Herman Melville
  • Narrated by F. Murray Abraham
  • 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

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.


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Classic?

Slightly disturbing tale. Although a good dramatisation, I didn't enjoy the story. The characters were interesting and the performance certainly portrayed them extremely well. The music added to the disturbing and haunting atmosphere. If you enjoy this book or style/genre , then you'll like this drama. But it wasn't for me.
Read full review

- Mme Jabini

Fantastic radio adaptation

I'm normally a bit wary of radio adaptations as they can be very clunky, but this one brings great drama and atmosphere to the story. An excellent cast, augmented by evocative sound effects and music, and a script which captures the heart of this huge novel in just under three hours. Highly recommended.
Read full review

- Duncan Barrett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-06-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited