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Moby Dick, or the Whale

Gelesen von Stewart Wills

(4,506 Sterne; 3068 Bewertungen)

Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel.
(Summary by Stewart Wills) (24 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Chapter 000: Etymology and Extracts

29:13

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Chapter 001-002

23:56

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Chapter 003

34:53

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Chapter 004-007

27:10

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Chapter 008-009

29:36

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Chapter 010-012

19:28

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Chapter 013-015

23:08

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Chapter 016

35:18

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Chapter 017-021

42:49

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Chapter 022-025

27:25

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Chapter 026-027

19:20

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Chapter 028-031

25:00

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Chapter 032

36:58

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Chapter 033-035

38:11

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Chapter 036-040

42:17

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Chapter 041

26:29

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Chapter 042-044

43:36

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Chapter 045-047

37:09

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Chapter 048-050

38:29

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Chapter 051-053

27:05

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Chapter 054

54:14

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Chapter 055-058

37:09

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Chapter 059-063

38:45

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Chapter 064-067

37:05

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Chapter 068-071

34:21

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Chapter 072-073

24:34

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Chapter 074-077

30:27

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Chapter 078-080

24:03

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Chapter 081-082

36:45

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Chapter 083-086

37:38

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Chapter 087-088

40:31

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Chapter 089-091

33:56

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Chapter 092-096

42:47

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Chapter 097-100

43:25

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Chapter 101-104

40:03

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Chapter 105-108

37:07

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Chapter 109-113

41:00

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Chapter 114-118

25:57

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Chapter 119-123

32:43

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Chapter 124-127

32:40

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Chapter 128-132

42:23

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Chapter 133

24:58

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Chapter 134

22:48

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Chapter 135 and Epilogue

35:01

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

This is an absolute joy to listen to--a singular achievement in audiobooks. Wills' reading makes one the more intimidating, English language novels not just incredibly accessible--but actually very funny. Moby Dick is like a series of disjointed blog posts written by an observer with a very wry sense of humor. Wills perfectly captures the narrators' voice as the events become increasingly bizarre and unhinged. Wills really is pitch perfect here. I've listened to this twice in its entirety, and still go back now and then to listen to my favorite chapters.

THANK YOU

(5 Sterne)

This particular recording is probably my favourite piece of art in existence. Thanks so much for taking to time to record it and present it for free.

At the beach

(4,5 Sterne)

I love Your voice . I walk by the beach hearing Ishmael every morning in Brazil. Thank You so much.

knocked off my bucket list

(5 Sterne)

I would never have finished reading Moby Dick but can knock the book off my bucket list now that I have listened to it by this fine reader. Thank you for making it available to my ears!

(5 Sterne)

honestly this book I was told all my life it's a must read. Skeptical as I tend to be I wish now I hadn't waited so long to read it!! A literary Master piece! author paints a story with his words.

Moby Dick...

(4 Sterne)

Great read. Flawlessly read by Stewart Wills. I've listened to it 3 times now and it never gets old nor does Stewart's enthusiasm as this book is a hard read. he knocked it out of the park!

boring but good

(5 Sterne)

text is an wxtense monologue about a sailor going along a whale hunt with a canibal, the amount of whale knowledge is excruciating and very informative I can see how some people could hate this book

Excellent and Beautiful and Poetic

(5 Sterne)

Some parts are very philosophical without apparent bearing on the story. Most are still enjoyable to listen to for both their philosophy and their lyricism. I could skip some without losing the thread