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3.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 5 3.31 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Bob Sessions Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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Captain Ahab is hell-bent on catching the famous gargantuan whale, who cost him one of his legs on a previous voyage. With disregard for his safety or that of his crew, he persues the beast with an obsession tantamount to madness. 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 Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " Not for the light reader nor those who own lessor dictionaries. The tale of the white whale meanders and circles for well over 500 pages stalking the lesson we have all heard. A book that must be read in latter years and more than once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chri Collins | 2/14/2014

    " I didn't really think I'd like this when I started it, but I wanted to read it because it is a classic. I was really surprised how good it was (I guess that's why it is a classic). lol:-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dilem | 2/11/2014

    " I read this during my last semester of undergrad and it could not have been a more perfect time to read this novel. Moby-Dick contains everything you need to know about life and is exquisitely written. Most have heard about the crazy Ahab but the gem of the story is Ishmael. Melville uses the whale to allegorize every facet of human experience from racism to spirituality. It's just a lovely lovely book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Conrad Andersen | 1/27/2014

    " Some people may not give this book an honest review because of the fact that it is a classic. The bluntly honest truth is that this book is DULL. If you talk to anyone who has read moby dick, they might give you an impression that the book is largely about Ishmael, a captain and a conflict with a whale. While the book IS about Ishmael, IT IS NOT MUCH ABOUT A WHALE OR CAPTAIN , not in the sense that everyone makes it out to be at least. In fact, neither the whale NOR the captain is even introduced for a very large portion of the book. Sure, as an english literary courses compulsory read, the book contains many elements that a good book should. The book has a very large amount of discription and you can imagine yourself in his position easily; however, the book moves at a snails pace and is virtually void of excitement for the first half or so at least. (besides the fact that Ishmaels friend is... interesting). All in all, this is not a book you want to read just to say you have read it. Honestly, some books you never want to put down... this book you never want to pick up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Norvell | 1/22/2014

    " I really liked it. It was written a long time ago, so it can be hard to read at times. It also reads like a non-fiction book. I learned a lot about life on a whale boat though, and became good friends with a couple of characters. I also grew dislike a couple of them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura Roome | 1/13/2014

    " So much description about whaling... make it stop! Preferred "The Old Man and the Sea" by Hemingway when it comes to obsession. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 1/13/2014

    " I hated this book when we had to read it for class and I still hate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Sawyer | 1/7/2014

    " This is a classic that can be read again and again in order to fully comprehend all of the nuances within. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 1/6/2014

    " Ended exactly how I anticipated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 11/19/2013

    " Ahab's quest is the picture perfect allegory for man's quest for meaning in a universe driven by blind forces of destruction. Ahab's destiny is sealed by the fates - he is incapable of anything but this mad pursuit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Caplinger | 11/18/2013

    " took me awhile to finish, but wow... loved it. a bit meandering at times, but in a way that I actually found refreshing and enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aditya | 10/4/2013

    " The English was rather extremely hard for when I had read it I was a child. But it was an enjoyable volume nonetheless, and look forward to enjoying each detail again in a relaxed fashion, some day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 8/8/2013

    " A good read, with strong, vivid characters. Also an interesting insight into the whaling industry of the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Rogacki-bjarke | 6/9/2013

    " Just couldn't do it. Maybe another time :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 3/4/2013

    " Best een goed boek, maar het beste uit de Amerikaanse literatuur? I don't see it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn Bruce | 12/26/2012

    " Just remember it was long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel Jacobs | 11/8/2012

    " I don't know I expected but I really wanted the hero ending. Oh we'll at least I know a lot about whales and whaling in the 1800's! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 2/22/2012

    " Definately a classic that everyone should read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martina | 2/19/2012

    " I would not wish this on my worst enemy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 10/29/2011

    " This book could serve as a textbook for a class on whaling. While many think it tedious, it is a must read. The book is too often referenced to ignore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Guy | 5/23/2011

    " Not sure I can make it through this one . . . "

  • 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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About the Author
Author 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.