Moby Dick: or the Whale

  • by Herman Melville
  • Narrated by Mark Nelson
  • 23 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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perseverance required..

only stuck with it to say I had done it, goes on and not much if a story more the biological makeup of whales..
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- S

Great novel, less keen on the narrator

Maybe it's me, I come from a nautical family. Maybe it's the way those words are pronounced in the USA but it spoilt it for me hearing the word gunwales pronounced 'gun wales' and the word forecastle pronounced 'fore castle'. Every time I heard what I consider to be a mispronounciation I found myself shouting ''s fohk suhl' or ''s gun'l ' (forgive my spelling, I can say it but may not be able to spell it phonetically). So I would not recommend this edition with this narrator.
As for the novel...a very slow starter but grew and by the time I was half way through I couldn't wait to get back to it. I'd never seen the film so didn't know what was going to happen and was captivated with the characters. Iconic first line, brilliant ending.
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- Sles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-05-2011
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media