Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
- Narrated by: Andre Stojka
- Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-12-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listen 2 Read, LLC.
An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water, and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel Moby Dick.
Note to listeners: the end of this narrative describes cannibalism, and may disturb some persons.
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By Eva on 17-04-15
Great reader, Unforgettable Tale
What made the experience of listening to Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex the most enjoyable?
I cannot imagine a better reader than Mr. Stojka. His understated but thoughtful performance was pitch-perfect.
What other book might you compare Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex to and why?
If you are reading or have read Moby-Dick, then you must read the source material, which is this.
What about Andre Stojka’s performance did you like?
Wonderful voice, interesting and tasteful emphases.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The real Moby-Dick!
Any additional comments?
Hoping to enjoy more of Mr. Stojka's subtle work in the future.
By Knut on 20-05-15
The matter-of-fact style of the prose is undercut by an unbecoming, and in the words of the book itself, unmanly tone of selv pity. The sound effects are more of a disturbance than an asset.
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