Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas


Read by TriciaG

(3.1 stars; 20 reviews)

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leaving Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel which makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. The book follows the actions of the narrator as he explores Tahiti and remarks on their customs and way of life.

Many sources incorrectly assert that Omoo is based on Melville's stay in the Marquesas. The novel is, in fact, exclusively based on his experiences in the Society Islands. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(11 hr 30 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface and Introduction 6:35 Read by TriciaG
01 - Chapters 1-2 19:31 Read by TriciaG
02 - Chapters 3-4 13:53 Read by TriciaG
03 - Chapters 5-6 13:40 Read by TriciaG
04 - Chapters 7-8 15:56 Read by TriciaG
05 - Chapters 9-10 18:14 Read by TriciaG
06 - Chapters 11-12 18:30 Read by TriciaG
07 - Chapters 13-14 12:10 Read by TriciaG
08 - Chapters 15-16 8:59 Read by TriciaG
09 - Chapters 17-18 15:08 Read by TriciaG
10 - Chapters 19-20 23:36 Read by TriciaG
11 - Chapters 21-22 17:05 Read by TriciaG
12 - Chapters 23-24 17:30 Read by TriciaG
13 - Chapters 25-26 16:54 Read by TriciaG
14 - Chapters 27-28 14:34 Read by TriciaG
15 - Chapters 29-30 16:55 Read by TriciaG
16 - Chapters 31-32 25:28 Read by TriciaG
17 - Chapters 33-34 14:43 Read by TriciaG
18 - Chapters 35-36 17:58 Read by TriciaG
19 - Chapters 37-38 21:21 Read by TriciaG
20 - Chapters 39-40 14:37 Read by TriciaG
21 - Chapters 41-42 15:41 Read by TriciaG
22 - Chapters 43-44 14:13 Read by TriciaG
23 - Chapters 45-46 21:06 Read by TriciaG
24 - Chapters 47-48 20:03 Read by TriciaG
25 - Chapters 49-50 18:21 Read by TriciaG
26 - Chapters 51-52 16:00 Read by TriciaG
27 - Chapters 53-54 17:29 Read by TriciaG
28 - Chapters 55-56 12:49 Read by TriciaG
29 - Chapters 57-58 16:42 Read by TriciaG
30 - Chapters 59-60 15:41 Read by TriciaG
31 - Chapters 61-62 12:02 Read by TriciaG
32 - Chapters 63-64 10:23 Read by TriciaG
33 - Chapters 65-66 14:43 Read by TriciaG
34 - Chapters 67-68 21:15 Read by TriciaG
35 - Chapters 69-70 14:44 Read by TriciaG
36 - Chapters 71-72 17:32 Read by TriciaG
37 - Chapters 73-74 16:37 Read by TriciaG
38 - Chapters 75-76 16:23 Read by TriciaG
39 - Chapters 77-78 11:44 Read by TriciaG
40 - Chapters 79-80 21:35 Read by TriciaG
41 - Chapters 81-82 22:24 Read by TriciaG

Reviews

gun whales, hic-coff

(3.5 stars)

Artificial monotonous computer synthesized speech, with strange repetitive intonation, not a real reader. Pronunciation errors. Very interesting story makes up for the pain.

(5 stars)

I enjoy listening to the narrator Tricia G. I've listened to many titles she's narrated and she's an acquired taste. Her voice becomes an interesting change and ultimately is easy to listen to.

(2 stars)

I must give credit to the volunteer for her good intentions to read, Omoo. Her unusual inflection, lack of emotion and nasal like voice, were too distracting to read this book beyond chapter 1. Thank you, anyway.

Strange Reading

(2.5 stars)

The voice inflections of the reader were most unusual and somewhat distracting. The only saving grace was the fact that Melville is such a tedious writer; thus, the strange reading was not fatal. However, I doubt that I will listen to another of her efforts. Despite all, the book was marginally informative.

Poor reading

(0.5 stars)

not the right reader for this story. poor intonation and emphasis and hard to follow a woman trying to read as a rough sea captain. could not follow along and gave up at chapter 25.