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Summary

Despite being published in 1851, Moby Dick appears at number 17 in The Guardian’s ‘The 100 best novels written in English’; a testament to its continued popularity. This dramatic adaptation by Audible member favourite Marty Ross stars David Morrissey as Captain Ahab who is determined to get his revenge on the one and only Moby Dick. 

We join our narrator Ishmael and the crew of Pequod for its final voyage as Captain Ahab leads them in to dangerous waters on his quest to find and kill the whale who ate his leg: Moby Dick. As his determination grows and sacrifices are made the crew worry that his obsession has become unhealthy - but at what lengths will Captain Ahab go to in order to catch that whale?  

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Brilliant

This was superb. This is the best audio drama of this length I have ever heard. The acting by everyone was excellent and David Morrissy as Ahab was a revelation - he is utterly convincing throughout. The quality of the sound design really stands out and grounds the drama in atmosphere. I can only imagine how hard it was to come up with all the sounds for the sustained sea scenes and the hunts. I’m sure this will win awards for directing, production and acting. Thank you to everyone, this really was a stunning and perfectly sustained drama.

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A true classic

It took a while to get into this book but was soon hooked. Although the theme is now politically incorrect. It is a story about loyalty obsessions and freindships. well worth the read.

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Really good performance, Excellent sound effects

A very realistic performance, excellent sound effects, story told very well albeit a bit long. Highly recommended. This is the second book I have listened to in as many days that were produced by the same London studio, the other one was brilliant too, perhaps Audible should mention the studio name in their advertisements.

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An A1 Classic that can never be forgotten

I was on those boats I was whaling with those men it was real, fantastically performed by all involved a true master piece of literature that will go through decades into the future.

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Excellent Very different to the other audio books

More like listening to a play
Very good performance
I would highly recommend this one

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Enjoyable

Well done, can't argue with the price. Would be a good introduction of you don't know the story.

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loved it!

Fantastic, atmospheric adaptation. I hadn't read the novel for years and this was a wonderful way to revisit it.

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Just superb

It was a WOW for me all round.
The characters, the sound effects, it was like I was there, hunting whales.
I even shed a tear when my favourite hunter died, a realy gripping story.

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moby dick

enjoyable listening
glad I have listen to moby dick
once I started listening I had to finish listening

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A brilliant podcast a dangerous sea journey

What a lovely set of episodes Captain Ahab has one agenda to catch and kill Moby Dick the white whale, he is quite demented and will not listen to anybody who doesn't agree with him, a dangerous journey that took his life and many more, compelling to listen to, narration is really good

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