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What made the experience of listening to Moby Dick the most enjoyable?
I've wanted to read this book in its entirety for years but couldn't commit the time. Listening to it however is a breeze.
What other book might you compare Moby Dick to and why?
Any of the big classics of the 19th century by the likes of: Dickens, Poe, Austen, Twain, etc.
Which scene was your favorite?
Too many to mention
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Too many to mention
Any additional comments?
This book is packed with significance and multiple layers. Everyone knows that. But what I didn't know is that it's actually a very easy read, full of light and humorous moments and fantastic adventure. Can't speak for the multiple other narrators whose versions are also available on Audible, but this reader, BJ Harrison, is terrific. Here's another thing: I just finished Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" Stylistically speaking, I'm sure she was influenced by Moby Dick.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
I've always wanted to Read Moby Dick but I procrastinated. this audio version was excellent and very well performed I would recommend it to anyone looking to finally listen to Moby Dick.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Melville is an astounding author and the story is an awesome one; of great drama and Shakespearean intensity. Melville's knowledge and experience is broad with biblical classical and scientific references. You need to be a little patient as he can be wordy but the story is gripping, with great characterisations and stunning soliloquies. The narration of this edition is authentic and compelling and I highly recommend this experience.
Moby Dick immerses you in a world that no longer exists. It lets you experience this half made world with beauty, fear, immediacy, and a visceral surrounding of the sights and smells of a world inhabited by monsters and cannibals, taking with yourself a somehow very relatable view of the characters that you live amongst, with all of their decisions, fears, longings. It's as informative as an encyclopaedia.