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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Jack Frasier
  • 2018-05-22

excellent radio drama!

i love these BBC radio dramas of classic literature! always witb an amazing actor like F Murray Abraham and other amazing voice talent. best renditions of classics in both performance and engineering of sound effects and musoc. truly amazing productions!

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  • Charles
  • 2019-08-30

Too short

It didn’t have the whole story it skipped around the book a lot but the performance was great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-04

Creative Wring With Great Narration

I just loved it! What a tremendous cast of characters created by Melville and now modern day narration and music to make it come alive. Classics endure in part, due to there universal appeal to our common humanity and this one did not disappoint. The Scriptural and spiritual overtones and personification were outstanding.. A+

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  • Annette
  • 2019-05-18

Marvelous dramatization!

What a treat. I highly recommend it. It was a great way for me to get introduced to the book.
A wonderful cast of actors really brought the story to life.

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  • Janie Dear
  • 2018-08-25

Herky jerky Moby Dick.

Overly arty adaptation. Soundtrack sometimes obscuring dialogue, story line shifted from original with odd flashbacks, and some key plot points glossed over. Still, Abraham ‘s narration is satisfying. The tone of Melville ‘s classic comes across.

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  • Mohamed
  • 2019-11-22

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A straight forward story
No surprises or anything
Won’t recommend it to anyone i know

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  • samantha
  • 2016-05-07

Good but I don't understand why I can't jump

I don't understand why I can't jump to any chapter I want to. it doesn't make any sense at all