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3.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Melville's classic tale of madness and revenge on the high seas. A bored school teacher seeks adventure as a whale hunter. He has no idea that the mad captain of the Pequod is interested in pursuing only one whale - the enormous white beast that bit off his leg! Now it's too late to turn back. Will Ahab's insane quest for revenge cost the entire crew their lives? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Librarian | 2/19/2014

    " A damnable perfect journey. Not a book, an elegy of drive and desire. A map of fate. We get sucked down with its sinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/24/2014

    " "the wild watery loneliness of his life" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 1/20/2014

    " Good book but a little hard to follow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvanna | 1/16/2014

    " Good book a little tough to chew through . But once you get started its good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Rix | 1/8/2014

    " Despite what everyone says, I don't mind an extended discussion on scrimshaw as long as I only have to read it once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Miller | 12/29/2013

    " Love this tale, re-read it again and still love it. I know many people couldn't get through it, but I loved the narration, story and symbolism of this rollicking sea adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Miner | 12/11/2013

    " After slogging through this book years ago, I listened to the audiobook from Lit2Go. I enjoyed it much better when someone else traversed the odd language of the period. Part travel log, part biology text and a great story, Moby Dick or The Whale is very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Vinton | 12/7/2013

    " metaphors give it mean but it sacrifices all sense of story. too dry too boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carina | 11/28/2013

    " I found my desert island book. Finished today after three and a half months of steady reading, and I'm ready to start back at page one. Loved every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 10/22/2013

    " All time favorite. A book literally as big as the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeramy Hauck | 10/11/2013

    " Beautifully written, but a little disappointed with the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 lyratheliar | 6/20/2013

    " i once read that moby dick was the most boring of all the great books. i agree with the 'boring' part, however, i still need convincing on the 'great' part. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annette Cass | 3/15/2013

    " Yes - it is a classic. I, like many others, couldn't get through it -- even though I tried to sweeten it by listening to an audio version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/21/2013

    " Fabulous, takes a while to read but so worth it. You become an expert in whaling. Great human drama. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brett Shriver | 5/22/2012

    " I rarely read a classic and finish with "I don't get it". But I did with this one. Lots of facts about whaling though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Hall | 3/19/2012

    " Very great classic, but it does run long and I didn't think the climax was that climaxy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 2/20/2012

    " The best part is when Stubb tells Starbuck that it's all in the game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Peak | 1/12/2012

    " This book is heavy metal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Goodstein | 11/14/2011

    " While I own this copy which I read ages ago, I just finished listing to the Moby Dick podcast readings which I found often uneven. Indeed I'm not really sure that it is a good choice for reading aloud. You need to have time to think about what is being written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Finn Pennekamp | 7/16/2011

    " Thanks MobyDickBigRead.com! I'm only 1 years old and I know Moby Dick cover to cover! It was awesome too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 5/24/2011

    " Not only did I enjoy the story, but I learned a lot about whales. Whaling is such a big part of our history and this helped me to understand what exactly it all entailed and why it was such an important industry. "

  • 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 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. "

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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.