Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Herman Melville

Narrated By: William Hootkins

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: June 2005

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


Moby-Dick is one of the great epics in all of literature. Captain Ahab's hunt for the white whale drives the narrative at a relentless pace, while Ishmael's meditations on whales and whaling, on the sublime indifference of nature, and on the grimy physical details of the extraction of oil provide a reflective counterpoint to the headlong idolatrous quest. Sometimes read as a terrifying study of monomania or as a critical inquiry into the effects of reducing life to symbols, Moby-Dick also offers colorful and often comic glimpses of life aboard a whaling ship.



by Herman Melville

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Moby-Dick, Herman Melville