Moby Dick, or the Whale


Read by Stewart Wills

(4.5 stars; 3062 reviews)

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 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 001-002 23:56 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 003 34:53 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 004-007 27:10 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 008-009 29:36 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 010-012 19:28 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 013-015 23:08 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 016 35:18 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 017-021 42:49 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 022-025 27:25 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 026-027 19:20 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 028-031 25:00 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 032 36:58 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 033-035 38:11 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 036-040 42:17 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 041 26:29 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 042-044 43:36 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 045-047 37:09 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 048-050 38:29 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 051-053 27:05 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 054 54:14 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 055-058 37:09 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 059-063 38:45 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 064-067 37:05 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 068-071 34:21 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 072-073 24:34 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 074-077 30:27 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 078-080 24:03 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 081-082 36:45 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 083-086 37:38 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 087-088 40:31 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 089-091 33:56 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 092-096 42:47 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 097-100 43:25 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 101-104 40:03 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 105-108 37:07 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 109-113 41:00 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 114-118 25:57 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 119-123 32:43 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 124-127 32:40 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 128-132 42:23 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 133 24:58 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 134 22:48 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 135 and Epilogue 35:01 Read by Stewart Wills

Reviews

Great Audio Book


(5 stars)

The reader did a great job with the characters voices. Moby Dick is an american literature classic and should be read by all. The audio book makes it easier to digest since parts of the book are super boring.


(5 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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