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Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Burt Reynolds Publisher: Raffin Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Classics Read by Celebrities Series Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538481547
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This epic story of Captain Ahab’s incredible quest for the elusive great whale is widely regarded as the Great American Novel. Narrator Ishmael’s longing for the sea is his sustenance. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can…With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.” Ishmael’s love of the ocean could very well have been the author’s too. Melville’s experiences as a sailor provided a detailed background on the whaling industry and spawned the success and acclaim of this literary masterpiece.

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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.

About the Narrator

Burt Reynolds began his acting career on Broadway and in television Westerns before his breakout film performance in Deliverance. His other leading roles include films such as The Longest Yard, Hustle, Gator, Smokey and the Bandit, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Striptease, and Boogie Nights, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. He also received an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his starring role on the popular sitcom Evening Shade.