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Publisher's Summary

In the dark depths of the bottomless sea dwells a white demon, taking shape as the Leviathan known as Moby Dick. One year ago, the malefic brute crunched off the leg of the ungodly Captain Ahab, who now swears revenge. So runs the epic tale of Moby Dick, the supernal work of Herman Melville. In this unabridged production, you will walk with the young sailor Ishmael through the fires of life on a whaling vessel. Each character is brought to life by the narration of B.J. Harrison, who also turns Melville’s sometimes over-potent expository information into an easily digestible treat.
Public Domain (P)2013 B.J. Harrison
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5 out of 5 stars
By JAY on 05-19-16

more than I expected<br />

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MARK on 09-23-14

Can't argue with a classic

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Roly on 05-06-17

Epic Tale

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By G. Hamilton on 09-03-17

Immersive

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.

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