Moby Dick, or the Whale
Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel.
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October 29, 2013
I can't lay the last 5 recordings in the series! Going to have to read the rest for myself. Will have to imagine Stubbs encouraging me to pull on the oars as I go to the library. =)
October 23, 2013
Oh god. This book took forever. I'm so emberassed that i didn't like a classic, but, oh my gosh it was sooo long. 138 chapters!
June 25, 2013
Amazing book, lives up to its whale of a reputation. And fantastic narrator, Stuart Wills. Makes the book a pleasure throughout. I'd listen to anything he reads.
June 02, 2013
Stuart Wills is a fantastic narrator! A++
May 27, 2013
I love it still reading at chapter 8 can't believe there are over 100 chapters. This is every morning, at breaks, and before bed this is my serenity.
May 05, 2013
Beautifully read by Stewart Wills, this Audiobook makes one feel as if you are in a play. All the the voices done by the reader are true to their characters, read with emphasis and distinctiveness. All of those qualities help the listener get past the tedious portions of the book and enjoy the action scenes.
April 23, 2013
The reader is fantastic. I now know all I need to go whaling.
March 30, 2013
The book was a complete waste of time. I don't understand how or why this is a CLASSIC!!! Only reason I stayed listening for entire book was because of the reader!!! He did a wonderful job !!! Wish I could search for more that he has read! Good job dude
December 06, 2012
A brilliant book beautifully read. The early chapters are really humorous and the descriptive passages pure poetry. The experience of having it read is probably better even than reading it.
November 20, 2012
Haven't tried it yet, so no comments so far...
November 17, 2012
October 19, 2012
It's like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory reading to you. He's too annoying to make it all the way through
August 15, 2012
This guy reads WAY too fast!
July 30, 2012
It was ok.
July 11, 2012
This is more of a treatise on the history of whales and whaling that is occasionally interrupted by narrative. The saving graces are the beginning and the end. Very good narration.
July 10, 2012
Listening to Stuart Wills read Moby Dick was pure unmitigated joy. This book and Mr. Wills reading of it deserve not 5 or 10 stars, but all the stars in the sky.
June 15, 2012
The book was great
June 12, 2012
Fantastic! I am very appreciative of the reader, who did justice to the work.
June 05, 2012
For a 15 year old. This boom is ok I recomend it to 8 10 graders to read
May 25, 2012
Wonderful! I enjoyed the reader very much, too.
February 27, 2012
February 19, 2012
Finally listened... Great story.
January 14, 2012
It was ok
January 03, 2012
Good golly that guy is annoying
December 26, 2011
What a story! The reader is the best! Wish I could read hear it for the first time, one more time...l
November 02, 2011
This is a wonderful book. In Moby-Dick, Melville employs stylized language, symbolism, and metaphor to explore numerous complex themes. Through the main character's journey, the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God are all examined as Ishmael speculates upon his personal beliefs and his place in the universe. The narrator's reflections, along with his descriptions of a sailor's life aboard a whaling ship, are woven into the narrative along with Shakespearean literary devices, such as stage directions, extended soliloquies, and asides. The book portrays destructive obsession and monomania, as well as the assumption of anthropomorphism; projecting human instincts, characteristics and motivations onto animals.
October 01, 2011
What wonderful sentences are at hand all over this great book. A deep and rich treatise on a plethora of life's speculations, obscured but little by the thin patina of the fishery industry.
September 25, 2011
Me thinks he really wanted to write a poem, not a story. It was well read and very long. Entering but more educational.
September 04, 2011
Hate this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 25, 2011
Idk I haven't read it