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Moby Dick Audiobook

Moby Dick: The Whale

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Publisher's Summary

Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 09/02/2014
    Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 09/02/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor"

    I spent the first chapter trying to work out if the book was being read by a human or a computer, the speech marked with a lack of intonation and misplaced pauses. Then I turned it off in disgust.

    A great book, utterly ruined. The first book on Audible that I've been truly disappointed with.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. R. Taylor Ripley.Derbyshire. England 05/09/2016
    Mr. R. Taylor Ripley.Derbyshire. England 05/09/2016
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    "Moby Dick"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book would suit someone who had nothing better to do and was looking to be bored silly.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Herman Melville again?

    Never


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    It is not the narrator at fault it is the story


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, anger, boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    I struggled though this book because I thought it could only get better, I was wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    swicketts 30/11/2015
    swicketts 30/11/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "rambling"

    this book could be half a long if they took all the rambling bits out I don't care about an hour long sermon of jhona and the whale or a random ass story of mutiny,

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Agnes Crow
    Acton, MA
    17/08/14
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    "Heed the advice"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I didn't understand what the other reviewers were talking about when I listened to the available sample for this reading, so I purchased it... but a few pages in, it struck home that the book is read with a complete lack of attention to the actual content of the text.

    There's plenty of inflection-- but it's the same inflection, over and over, regardless of punctuation; it turns Herman Melville's long, full, beautiful sentences into endless abrupt, normal-length sentences that are unrelated to each other. The narrator's reading makes it nearly impossible to synthesize what is actually being said. For that reason, this audiobook is absolutely not for someone "reading" the book for the first time.


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • George
    08/10/15
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    "Boring!!!! OMG!"
    Any additional comments?

    I don't typically write reviews. I don't find myself to be very eloquent, however, I must comment on the narration of this audiobook. The reader, to put it in modern terms...sucks! He is very boring and mispronounces a lot of words, especially naval terms. The reader sounds like a human computer. He puts emphasis on the wrong syllables and pauses in the wrong places. I think Siri could have read the book much better! I could not listen to him for more than a couple of hours, so I cannot comment on whether the story is actually any good or not. I am going to download this book from a different reader like Frank Muller in hopes that it will be a more enjoyable listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • leah
    RICHMOND, VA, United States
    24/02/14
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    "Worst narrator"
    What would have made Moby Dick better?

    I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr dick


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Captn'Mac
    Da Sea
    05/11/15
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    "Awful version. . ."
    What would have made Moby Dick better?

    Moby Dick is a classic - indisputable - this audio version is awful though. Its painful to listen too, the voice actor sounds like he went to Shatner's School of voice acting. The audio pulled me out of the story every time I tried to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not get this audio version, try another one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Z.
    Wixom, MI
    29/10/14
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    "Bad Narrator"

    I bought this edition without reading reviews. I only listened for about 30 minutes, then bought a different version. Don't take my word for it, look at the other reviews. Great book, just try another.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • William J. Brown
    Seattle, WA USA
    24/08/14
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    "Yes, bad narration"
    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Ha! Well, I'd tighten up the writing some, maybe add a boy wizard... That captain is really a downer.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator has a lovely resonant voice, but he seems to be coming upon the words for the first time as he reads them. He mispronounces some fairly common words as if he doesn't quite know where the story is going from one phrase to the next.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • bracken
    mocksville, nc, United States
    23/02/14
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    "I CANNOT LISTEN TO THIS NARRATOR!"

    WORST NARRATOR EVER! BEWARE BEWARE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! BEWARE ANYTHING READ BY THIS INCOMPETENT MAN!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sean Howard
    14/09/16
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    "Worth the effort."

    Very glad to have read this very eloquently written classic. However, it took me a while to get through not because of its length, but it's sometimes educational/manual like description of the whaling industry. It's dated because of this, not the wonderful adventure story that it truly is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. G. MCGAVERN
    Houston, TX United States
    07/09/16
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    "Great story - terribly read"

    This is a masterfully written story that gets completely lost in the poor reading performance. Had to give up after two chapters and bought a different version. The beautiful and intricate sentence flow is disrupted by seemingly random pauses and inflections. Somehow, the audio sample doesn't quite convey this deficiency.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shantal Edwards
    17/06/16
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    "Dismal narration. Ruined it"

    The classics are difficult enough to digest. Couple that with Mr. Munro's inappropriate pauses and up-and-down tone that makes you wonder if he just asked a question, you have the makings of a harrowing experience. I persevered-yes I did -but finally had to admit defeat at chapter 16. I hope I get my money back on principle. I doubt people would download to listen to this even if you gave it away for free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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