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  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4 out of 5 stars 153

The outcast youth Ishmael, succumbing to wanderlust during a dreary New England autumn, signs up for passage aboard a whaling ship. The Pequod sails under the command of the one-legged Captain Ahab, who has set himself on a monomaniacal quest to capture the cunning white whale that robbed him of his leg: Moby-Dick. Capturing life on the sea with robust realism, Melville details the adventures of the colorful crew aboard the ship as Ahab pursues his crusade of revenge, heedless of all cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Novel, Brilliant Performance: Flawless!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-13

A noble craft, but somehow a most melancholy! All noble things are touched with that.

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Reviewed: 29-09-18

Truly one of, if not thee finest epic put to page. A masterclass in description and metaphor, with quotable passages worthy of Milton or Shakespeare.

I confess, twice previous I’ve addressed myself to the epic, only to find myself distracted or turned off the story by its penchant for expansive scholarly asides. However, herald Mr. Heald’s reading! With clear, passionate delivery we ebb or thrust forward as the narrative demands. His delivery is a performance, each character their own, as notable as the finest actors whom have tackled mighty Ahab.

  • A Way with Words IV

  • Understanding Poetry
  • By: Prof. Michael D. C. Drout
  • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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In part IV of this fascinating series, Professor Drout submerses listeners in poetry's past, present, and future. Addressing such poetic luminaries as Milton,Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, these lectures explain in simple terms what poetry is while following its development through the centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent course

  • By SoulFireMage on 19-10-18

Enlightening and entertaining

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Reviewed: 02-12-17

Drout is the English teacher I wish I had. I've listened through most of these lectures at least twice and now have a new list of poets who I'm excited to investigate and the tools I need to enjoy them.

Really recommend this title. I'm not an English scholar; I merely had a passing interest and I found this very accessible. I will definitely be listening to the other titles in this series.

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