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Ishmael, a sailor looking for his next adventure, and his friend who happens to be a former prince, sign up to join a whaling ship in Nantucket. The morning before they set sail on their voyage, many ominous signs of what the pair's fate may be are seen and heard through sermon and prophecy as the two friends ignore the warnings and make their way to the docks.
Soon into the trip, the one-legged Captain Ahab announces that the whaling adventure is really a hunt for one very specific large, white sperm whale that took the Captain's leg and sunk his ship. Ahab also announces a contest, a gold doubloon for the first man to spot Moby Dick, the giant whale they are seeking. The crew pursues several whales that they believe could be the infamous Moby Dick, but they continue to turn up empty handed.
The sailors carry on in search of Moby Dick, among many other ships. Surviving through typhoon seas, they chance upon a boat that has been ravaged by none other than Moby Dick. The captain of the destroyed boat tells Ahab that the whale simply cannot be killed. Nevertheless, Ahab's crew sets off after the whale and finally spot him. After a three-day whale chase, Ahab's quest for vengeance turns into a tragedy for everyone involved.
Public Domain (P)2016 A.R.N. Publications
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By Mark on 03-07-17

One of the ALL TIME greats

Just about everyone has heard of Moby Dick (and the infamous opening line "Call me Ishmael." ) which is one of the greatest American classics of all time. The story is one that gets you drawn in, and doesn't let you back out until the end. Herman Melville's masterpiece is one that has withstood the test of time and changing generations. The narration in this version is terrific and only compliments Melville's greatest work. Wonderful book to listen to for any age group.

5 Stars in every sense!


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By John J. Meyer on 02-10-17

Excellent Narration

If you could sum up Moby Dick in three words, what would they be?

Oh captain my captain.

What did you like best about this story?

The whale, icon of our delicate ecology, wins.

Have you listened to any of Philippe Duquenoy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This performance worked for me because of the narrator's youthful exuberance, which perfectly captures Ishmael's charming sense of wonder, and made it a delight to plow through this very very long book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Ocean God

Any additional comments?

I doubt I could make it through the print version so I'm really glad I tried this unabridged audio version.

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By Nelly Pledge on 05-19-17

Long in the tooth

Goes on a bit to much for me, a lot to get through before the good stuff

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