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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: George Kennedy Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Call me Ishmael.

Ishmael, a sailor, recounts the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab, who is in search of the white whale that crippled him. The author uses stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore a variety of complex themes. Moby Dick is considered one of the greatest novels in the English language. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/22/2011

    " The "War & Peace" or "Les Misérables" of whaling; unfortunately I think his execution meandered and failed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2011

    " Wow. Best book I've ever read, no shit and much to my surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 5/21/2011

    " Frank Muller is a superb audio book reader. An epic reader for an epic story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/20/2011

    " Best book. Of. All. Time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 5/19/2011

    " Few better in American literature. Everyone should read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 5/15/2011

    " one of those lovely books we had to read for English "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/13/2011

    " This is the second reading of Moby Dick and it was fantastic. The best American novel; beats Huckleberry Finn and The Great Gatsby by leaps and bounds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoey | 5/12/2011

    " This book is so good, but it is so hard to read. Herman Melville could have summed the book up in about a 3 page story. It is still worth it to be able to say I have read it.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ren | 5/11/2011

    " Great prose and poetry in this unabridged version. I did find it at times hard to keep my mind in focus with all the details of cetology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 5/10/2011

    " *Consumed as an Audiobook

    Awesome! A bit dry perhaps, but it was very educational and the not-dry parts were CRAZY exciting! Near the end Ahab spends an entire chapter decrying a Sextant. "

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About the Author
Author Herman MelvilleHerman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific. Deserting ship the following year in the Marquesas, he made his way to Tahiti and Honolulu, returning as ordinary seaman on the frigate United States to Boston, where he was discharged in October 1844. Books based on these adventures won him immediate success. By 1850 he was married, had acquired a farm near Pittsfield, Massachussetts (where he was the impetuous friend and neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne), and was hard at work on his masterpiece Moby-Dick.

Literary success soon faded; his complexity increasingly alienated readers. After a visit to the Holy Land in January 1857, he turned from writing prose fiction to poetry. In 1863, during the Civil War, he moved back to New York City, where from 1866-1885 he was a deputy inspector in the Custom House, and where, in 1891, he died. A draft of a final prose work, Billy Budd, Sailor, was left unfinished and uncollated, packed tidily away by his widow, where it remained until its rediscovery and publication in 1924.