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    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Hootkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent book!

    • By C.H. on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • 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

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale which on an earlier voyage destroyed his ship and severed his leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century its reputation as a Great American Novel was established.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good book and narration

    • By Mr. C. J. Cooper on 04-04-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Typee

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Typee" is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in the Pacific Islands.

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    • White Jacket, or the World in a Man-Of-War

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink.

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    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-02-09

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Billy Budd

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On one level...Melville’s tale is an historical adventure telling the story of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the ‘Seventy Four’ HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the ‘Master at Arms’, and the final confrontation results in death. Billy becomes an unwilling martyr - what passes for justice must be implemented because of the rebellious climate of the time.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener

    • A Story of Wall Street
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his "The Piazza Tales" in 1856. A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

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    • The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Samuel Bailey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles" is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists of ten philosophical "Sketches" on the Encantadas, or Galápagos Islands. It was collected in The Piazza Tales in 1856. The Encantadas was a success with the critics, and contained some of Melville's "most memorable prose".

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    • Redburn - His First Voyage

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adventure. In "Redburn", the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London. As with many of Melville's works, this one is as much about class and race as it is about the sea.

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    • Selections from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy, Helen Donovan, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published in 1866, "Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War" is a collection of poems about the Civil War by Herman Melville. Many of the poems are inspired by second- and third-hand accounts from print news sources (especially the "Rebellion Record") and from family and friends. A handful of trips Melville took before, during, and after the war provide additional angles of vision into the battles, the personalities, and the moods of war.

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    • Moby Dick

    • The Whale
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      2 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • AVOID!

    • By katy on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale had ripped off the leg of a sea captain named Ahab. Now the crew of the Pequod, on a pursuit that features constant adventure and horrendous mishaps, must follow the mad Ahab into the abyss to satisfy his unslakeable thirst for vengeance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Along drawn out listen with an anticlimactic end.

    • By Martin on 11-12-11

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Moby Dick or The Whale

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    The sailor Ishmael gets himself hired on the "Pequod" for a whaling voyage, and tells the story of an astounding journey and of the obsessed Captain...

    Regular price: £5.19

    • Classic Drama

    • Moby Dick (Dramatised)
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ishmael, the narrator, tells of the adventures of Captain Ahab in his relentless quest to seek revenge on the white whale that bit off his leg. Full of allegory and symbolism, Moby Dick is an epic tragedy of tremendous dramatic power and narrative drive. This large-scale adaptation, recorded in America, skilfully reproduces the unique mixture of adventure, myth, history, and philosophy in Melville's epic tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moby Dick the father of all novels

    • By M. Hirsi on 21-04-18

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Widely considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville's masterpiece went largely unread during his lifetime and was out of print at the time of his death in 1891. Called the greatest book about the sea ever written by D.H. Lawrence, Moby Dick features detailed descriptions of whale hunting and whale oil extraction as well as beautiful, incisive writing on race, class, religion, art, and society.  

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Herman Melville is now seen as one of the great figures in American literature, a man who expanded the role of the novel and gave new and complex depths to the meaning of a story. His best work uses the form of the novel or the story as a means of carrying and discussing concerns about the nature of humanity, the role of God, and a sometimes satiric, sometimes bitter, examination of colonialism and capitalism.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Moby Dick (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that is an obsession for the ship’s captain, Ahab. Once maimed by the White Whale, Moby Dick, Ahab has set out on a voyage of revenge. With godlike ferocity, he surges into dangerous waters - immune to the madness of his vision, refusing to be bested by the forces of nature. An exhilarating whaling yarn, an apocalyptic theodicy, a tragic confessional, and a profound allegory, Moby Dick encompasses all that it means to be human....

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Moby Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long in the tooth

    • By Nelly Pledge on 19-05-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Billy Budd

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Michael Lackey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's Master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

    Regular price: £32.09

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