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Despite being published in 1851, Moby Dick appears at number 17 in The Guardian’s ‘The 100 best novels written in English’; a testament to its continued popularity. This dramatic adaptation by Audible member favourite Marty Ross stars David Morrissey as Captain Ahab who is determined to get his revenge on the one and only Moby Dick. 

We join our narrator Ishmael and the crew of Pequod for its final voyage as Captain Ahab leads them in to dangerous waters on his quest to find and kill the whale who ate his leg: Moby Dick. As his determination grows and sacrifices are made the crew worry that his obsession has become unhealthy - but at what lengths will Captain Ahab go to in order to catch that whale?  

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An excellent play

The writer has you on the endhe of your seat wth performers drawing you further.

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  • snowman
  • 28-05-2021

Brilliant

This was superb. This is the best audio drama of this length I have ever heard. The acting by everyone was excellent and David Morrissy as Ahab was a revelation - he is utterly convincing throughout. The quality of the sound design really stands out and grounds the drama in atmosphere. I can only imagine how hard it was to come up with all the sounds for the sustained sea scenes and the hunts. I’m sure this will win awards for directing, production and acting. Thank you to everyone, this really was a stunning and perfectly sustained drama.

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  • Clive
  • 13-06-2021

Really good performance, Excellent sound effects

A very realistic performance, excellent sound effects, story told very well albeit a bit long. Highly recommended. This is the second book I have listened to in as many days that were produced by the same London studio, the other one was brilliant too, perhaps Audible should mention the studio name in their advertisements.

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  • HJB
  • 10-06-2021

An A1 Classic that can never be forgotten

I was on those boats I was whaling with those men it was real, fantastically performed by all involved a true master piece of literature that will go through decades into the future.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-06-2021

Excellent Very different to the other audio books

More like listening to a play
Very good performance
I would highly recommend this one

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  • James
  • 07-06-2021

Enjoyable

Well done, can't argue with the price. Would be a good introduction of you don't know the story.

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  • poshdog
  • 02-06-2021

loved it!

Fantastic, atmospheric adaptation. I hadn't read the novel for years and this was a wonderful way to revisit it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-2021

Just superb

It was a WOW for me all round.
The characters, the sound effects, it was like I was there, hunting whales.
I even shed a tear when my favourite hunter died, a realy gripping story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-2021

Very poor

This is the first book I am unable to finish and will be deleting from my library. No wonder it was free!
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  • Elaine
  • 14-06-2021

A true classic

It took a while to get into this book but was soon hooked. Although the theme is now politically incorrect. It is a story about loyalty obsessions and freindships. well worth the read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-2021

Not great

I really wanted to like this - I have read the book and heard some old radio adaptations of the story in the past. However, sadly this package as a whole just isn't up to par - it's hard to say exactly what went wrong but the script/acting somehow doesn't work, and after giving it a try I gave up in the end.

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