Moby Dick: Or, the Whale Audiobook, by Herman Melville Play Audiobook Sample

Moby Dick: Or, the Whale Audiobook

Moby Dick: Or, the Whale Audiobook, by Herman Melville Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Lu Bryan Publisher: Author's Republic Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 16.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 12.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781982713829

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Longest Chapter Length:

53:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

31:45 minutes

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Publisher Description

First published as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale in 1851, Herman Melville’s epic tale about obsession and greed shows no signs of losing popularity in the digital age. The book begins as a straightforward narrative in realistic prose. After the first fifteen chapters, it becomes a complex combination of cetology, philosophy, and adventure narrative written in rhapsodic metaphorical style. A profound symbolic study of good and evil, Moby Dick is widely regarded as one of the great American novels.

“One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world.” - D. H. Lawrence.

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“An epic, rewarding, sea-worthy journey awaits you in one of literature’s classic tales.”


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About Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was born in New York City. Family hardships forced him to leave school for various occupations, including shipping as a cabin boy to Liverpool in 1839—a voyage that sparked his love for the sea. A shrewd social critic and philosopher in his fiction, he is considered an outstanding writer of the sea and a great stylist who mastered both realistic narrative and a rich, rhythmical prose. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumously published novella Billy Budd.