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MELVILLE, H.: Moby Dick (Unabridged)

    

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MELVILLE, H.: Moby Dick (Unabridged)

‘Call me Ishmael.’ Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write ‘a mighty book about a mighty theme’ and so he did. It is a story of one man’s obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of the Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history and a mass of information about whaling through the ages. This epic story, here presented in unabridged form, receives an equally epic reading from the outstanding American actor William Hootkins.



Disc 1

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 1: Loomings 00:04:41
2.   But here is an artist 00:05:37
3.   What of it, if some old hunks of a sea - captain… 00:06:16
4.   Chapter 2: The Carpet - Bag 00:05:42
5.   Moving on, I at last came to a dim sort… 00:04:27
6.   Chapter 3: The Spouter - Inn 00:04:39
7.   Crossing this dusky entry… 00:05:08
8.   Presently a rioting noise was heard without 00:05:50
9.   I now took the measure of the bench… 00:06:06
10.   This account cleared up the otherwise… 00:04:55
11.   Whether that mattress was stuffed… 00:06:42
12.   I now screwed my eyes hard… 00:05:12
13.   Chapter 4: The Counterpane 00:04:26
14.   Now take away the awful fear… 00:06:18
15.   Chapter 5: Breakfast 00:02:12


Disc 2

  Moby Dick
1.   They say that men who have seen the world… 00:03:01
2.   Chapter 6: The Street 00:06:03
3.   Chapter 7: The Chapel 00:06:38
4.   Chapter 8: The Pulpit 00:06:27
5.   Chapter 9: The Sermon 00:04:34
6.   ‘With this sin of disobedience in him…’ 00:04:59
7.   ‘Now Jonah’s Captain, shipmates,…’ 00:05:55
8.   ‘Terrors upon terrors run shouting through his soul.’ 00:04:40
9.   But again he leaned over towards the people… 00:06:32
10.   Chapter 10: A Bosom Friend 00:04:38
11.   As I sat there in that now lonely room… 00:05:48
12.   Chapter 11: Nightgown 00:04:32
13.   Chapter 12: Biographical 00:05:48
14.   Chapter 13: Wheelbarrow 00:04:15
15.   At last, passage paid and luggage safe… 00:04:59


Disc 3

  Moby Dick
1.   The schooner was run into the wind… 00:01:42
2.   Chapter 14: Nantucket 00:05:22
3.   Chapter 15: Chowder 00:04:06
4.   However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen… 00:03:40
5.   Chapter 16: The Ship 00:06:22
6.   Now when I looked about the quarter - deck… 00:06:38
7.   For a moment I stood a little puzzled… 00:06:41
8.   Now, Bildad, I am sorry to say… 00:04:54
9.   But one thing nevertheless… 00:06:37
10.   But I had not proceeded far… 00:05:13
11.   Chapter 17: The Ramadan 00:05:35
12.   With a prodigious noise the door flew open… 00:04:03
13.   Now as I before hinted, I have no objection… 00:04:02
14.   Chapter 18: His Mark 00:04:41
15.   So down we went into the cabin… 00:04:20
16.   Chapter 19: The Prophet 00:04:59


Disc 4

  Moby Dick
1.   ‘Look here. Friend,’ said I… 00:02:34
2.   Chapter 20: All Astir 00:05:31
3.   Chapter 21: Going Aboard 00:07:16
4.   Chapter 22: Merry Christmas 00:04:52
5.   At last the anchor was up… 00:05:31
6.   Chapter 23: The Lee Shore 00:02:56
7.   Chapter 24: The Advocate 00:06:30
8.   Until the whale fishery rounded Cape Horn… 00:05:30
9.   Chapter 25: Postscript 00:02:09
10.   Chapter 26: Knights and Squires 00:04:26
11.   With memories like these in him… 00:04:17
12.   Chapter 27: Knights and Squires 00:05:55
13.   First of all was Queequeg… 00:05:02
14.   Chapter 28: Ahab 00:05:59
15.   So powerfully did the whole grim aspect… 00:03:56
16.   Chapter 29: Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb 00:05:04


Disc 5

  Moby Dick
1.   ‘I was never served so before…’ 00:03:11
2.   Chapter 30: The Pipe 00:02:08
3.   Chapter 31: Queen Mab 00:05:10
4.   Chapter 32: Cetology 00:04:56
5.   Now the various species of whales need… 00:06:06
6.   Book 1 (Folio) Chapter 1: (Sperm Whale) 00:06:40
7.   In connection with this appellative… 00:04:18
8.   Octavoes 00:07:24
9.   Duodecimoes 00:06:27
10.   Chapter 33: The Specksynder 00:07:26
11.   Chapter 34: The Cabin - Table 00:05:38
12.   What a relief it was to choking Stubb… 00:05:40
13.   It was a sight to see Queequeg seated… 00:04:23
14.   Chapter 35: The Mast - Head 00:04:22
15.   It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect… 00:05:32


Disc 6

  Moby Dick
1.   In shape, the Sleets crows - nest… 00:03:35
2.   Let me make a clean breast of it here… 00:04:51
3.   Chapter 36: The Quarter - Deck 00:04:59
4.   Receiving the top - maul from Starbuck… 00:05:58
5.   ‘Hark ye yet again – the little lower layer…’ 00:05:11
6.   Receiving the brimming pewter… 00:05:47
7.   Chapter 37: Sunset 00:05:04
8.   Chapter 38: Dusk 00:03:17
9.   Chapter 39: First Night Watch 00:02:23
10.   Chapter 40: Midnight, Forecastle 00:05:33
11.   They cease dancing and gather in clusters 00:07:50
12.   Chapter 41: Moby - Dick 00:06:15
13.   But there were still other and more vital… 00:07:00
14.   But even stripped of these supernatural surmisings… 00:05:48
15.   It is not probable that this monomania… 00:05:14


Disc 7

  Moby Dick
1.   Now, in his heart, Ahab had some glimpse… 00:04:54
2.   Chapter 42: The Whiteness of The Whale 00:06:31
3.   Bethink thee of the albatross… 00:05:17
4.   But there are other instances… 00:04:27
5.   Or what is there apart from the traditions… 00:05:23
6.   But thou sayest, methinks this white - lead chapter… 00:05:17
7.   Chapter 43: Hark! 00:02:09
8.   Chapter 44: The Chart 00:05:14
9.   There was a circumstance which at first sight… 00:04:15
10.   But granting all this… 00:04:44
11.   Chapter 45: The Affidavit 00:06:24
12.   I do not know where I can find a better place… 00:04:46
13.   The following are extracts from Chace’s narrative 00:06:07
14.   In that up and down manly book… 00:06:10
15.   Chapter 46: Surmises 00:07:26


Disc 8

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 47: The Mat - Maker 00:06:38
2.   Chapter 48: The First Lowering 00:06:30
3.   In obedience to a sign from Ahab… 00:07:35
4.   Meanwhile Stubb, betrayed on such far - gazing… 00:04:30
5.   Meanwhile, all the boats tore on 00:07:33
6.   Chapter 49: The Hyena 00:05:42
7.   Chapter 50: Ahab’s Boat and Crew. Fedallah 00:06:56
8.   Chapter 51: The Spirit - Spout 00:05:52
9.   But, at last, when turning to the eastward… 00:04:58
10.   Chapter 52: The Albatross 00:05:09
11.   Chapter 53: The Gam 00:05:50
12.   But look at the godly, honest, unostentatious… 00:05:30
13.   Chapter 54: The Town - Ho’s Story 00:05:13


Disc 9

  Moby Dick
1.   ‘Lakeman! Buffalo!…’ 00:04:04
2.   ‘It was not more than a day or two…’ 00:05:22
3.   ‘Quitting the pump at last…’ 00:05:58
4.   ‘Ere the cry could go aft…’ 00:05:39
5.   ‘I left off, gentlemen, where the Lakeman…’ 00:05:24
6.   ‘At sunrise the Captain went forward…’ 00:04:45
7.   ‘At sunrise he summoned all hands…’ 00:05:23
8.   ‘During the night, Radney had an unseamanlike way…’ 00:07:26
9.   ‘In good time, the Town - Ho reached her port…’ 00:06:33
10.   Chapter 55: Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales 00:05:25
11.   In old Harris’s collection of voyages… 00:04:29
12.   As for the sign - painters’ whales seen in the streets… 00:04:45
13.   Chapter 56: Of the Less Erroneous Pictures… 00:04:51
14.   Who Garnery the painter is, or was, I know not 00:04:30
15.   Chapter 57: Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood… 00:04:05


Disc 10

  Moby Dick
1.   At some old gable - roofed country houses… 00:03:01
2.   Chapter 58: Brit 00:07:36
3.   Chapter 59: Squid 00:07:01
4.   Chapter 60: The Line 00:04:40
5.   Before lowering the boat for the chase… 00:04:53
6.   Chapter 61: Stubb Kills a Whale 00:05:44
7.   ‘Start her, start her, my men!’ 00:07:54
8.   Chapter 62: The Dart 00:03:46
9.   Chapter 63: The Crotch 00:03:28
10.   Chapter 64: Stubb’s Supper 00:03:55
11.   If moody Ahab was now all quiescence… 00:04:29
12.   But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings… 00:06:02
13.   Upon this, Fleece, holding both hands over the fishy mob… 00:06:00
14.   Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish 00:06:43
15.   Chapter 66: The Shark Massacre 00:04:06


Disc 11

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 67: Cutting In 00:04:54
2.   Chapter 68: The Blanket 00:05:26
3.   A word or two more concerning this matter… 00:03:06
4.   Chapter 69: The Funeral 00:03:21
5.   Chapter 70: The Sphynx 00:06:28
6.   Chapter 71: The Jeroboam’s Story 00:03:56
7.   He had been originally nurtured… 00:05:07
8.   It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home… 00:06:58
9.   Chapter 72: The Monkey - Rope 00:05:17
10.   I have hinted that I would often… 00:06:32
11.   Chapter 73: Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale 00:04:08
12.   While the two headsmen were engaged… 00:07:20
13.   The boats were then hailed… 00:02:22
14.   Chapter 74: The Sperm Whale’s Head – Contrasted View 00:06:53
15.   But the ear of the whale is full as curious as the eye 00:04:39
16.   Chapter 75: The Right Whale’s Head – Contrasted View 00:02:39


Disc 12

  Moby Dick
1.   A great pity, now… 00:06:09
2.   Chapter 76: The Battering - Ram 00:06:27
3.   Chapter 77: The Great Heidelburgh Tun 00:04:38
4.   Chapter 78: Cistern and Buckets 00:05:21
5.   Almost in the same instant… 00:05:44
6.   Chapter 79: The Prairie 00:07:06
7.   Chapter 80: The Nut 00:06:20
8.   Chapter 81: The Pequod Meets The Virgin 00:05:42
9.   With one intent all the combined rival boats… 00:05:23
10.   Seeing now that but a very few moments more… 00:06:01
11.   ‘Stand by, men; he stirs,’ cried Starbuck… 00:05:19
12.   Soon, while the crews were awaiting the arrival… 00:06:59
13.   Chapter 82: The Honour and Glory of Whaling 00:05:10
14.   Whether to admit Hercules among us or not… 00:02:59


Disc 13

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 83: Jonah Historically Regarded 00:05:25
2.   Chapter 84: Pitchpoling 00:05:38
3.   Chapter 85: The Fountain 00:05:37
4.   It has been said that the whale only breathes… 00:04:24
5.   Nor is it at all prudent for the hunter… 00:03:50
6.   Chapter 86: The Tail 00:04:29
7.   Five great motions are peculiar to it… 00:04:01
8.   Fifth: As in the ordinary floating posture… 00:04:59
9.   Chapter 87: The Grand Armada 00:05:35
10.   Now, as many Sperm Whales had been captured… 00:06:00
11.   But thoughts like these troubled very few… 00:05:30
12.   All whaleboats carry certain curious contrivances… 00:05:27
13.   But far beneath this wondrous world… 00:04:47
14.   Meanwhile, as we thus lay entranced… 00:05:34
15.   Chapter 88: Schools and Schoolmasters 00:03:46
16.   But supposing the invader of domestic bliss… 00:04:07


Disc 14

  Moby Dick
1.   The Forty - barrel - bull schools… 00:01:02
2.   Chapter 89: Fast - Fish and Loose - Fish 00:05:42
3.   These pleadings and the counter pleadings… 00:04:21
4.   Chapter 90: Heads or Tails 00:04:30
5.   In a word the Whale was seized and sold… 00:03:20
6.   Chapter 91: The Pequod Meets the Rosebud 00:05:59
7.   Now in order to hold direct communication… 00:05:06
8.   By this time their destined victim appeared… 00:05:46
9.   Chapter 92: Ambergris 00:06:49
10.   Chapter 93: The Castaway 00:05:34
11.   So soon as he recovered himself… 00:05:47
12.   Chapter 94: The Squeeze of the Hand 00:04:33
13.   Now, while discoursing of sperm… 00:04:39
14.   Chapter 95: The Cassock 00:03:37
15.   Chapter 96: The Try - Works 00:06:59
16.   So seemed it to me, as I stood at her helm… 00:05:36


Disc 15

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 97: The Lamp 00:01:43
2.   Chapter 98: Stowing Down and Clearing Up 00:07:04
3.   Chapter 99: The Doubloon 00:05:50
4.   ‘No fairy fingers can have pressed the gold…’ 00:06:22
5.   ‘I see nothing here, but a round thing made of gold…’ 00:06:20
6.   Chapter 100: Leg and Arm 00:05:01
7.   ‘It was the first time in my life…’ 00:07:16
8.   ‘Yes, I may as well,’ said the surgeon coolly… 00:05:53
9.   Chapter 101: The Decanter 00:06:08
10.   But why was it, think ye, that the Samuel Enderby… 00:06:09
11.   Chapter 102: A Bower in the Arsacides 00:06:53
12.   Now, when with Royal Tranquo I visited… 00:03:59
13.   Chapter 103: Measurement of the Whale’s Skeleton 00:06:09
14.   Chapter 104: The Fossil Whale 00:04:23


Disc 16

  Moby Dick
1.   Detached broken fossils… 00:06:11
2.   Chapter 105: Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish 00:04:51
3.   But you must look at this matter in every light 00:06:03
4.   Chapter 106: Ahab’s Leg 00:06:37
5.   Chapter 107: The Carpenter 00:07:43
6.   Chapter 108: Ahab and the Carpenter 00:05:54
7.   Look ye, carpenter, I dare say thou callest… 00:05:37
8.   Chapter 109: Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin 00:06:28
9.   Chapter 110: Queequeg in his Coffin 00:04:51
10.   Not a man of the crew gave him up… 00:04:46
11.   But ere this was done, Pip, who had been… 00:05:59
12.   Chapter 111: The Pacific 00:03:33
13.   Chapter 112: The Blacksmith 00:07:23


Disc 17

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 113: The Forge 00:04:19
2.   This done, Perth was about to begin welding… 00:04:34
3.   Chapter 114: The Gilder 00:05:27
4.   Chapter 115: The Pequod Meets The Bachelor 00:06:16
5.   Chapter 116: The Dying Whale 00:04:33
6.   Chapter 117: The Whale Watch 00:03:31
7.   Chapter 118: The Quadrant 00:06:38
8.   Chapter 119: The Candles 00:05:02
9.   Now, as the lightning rod to a spire on shore… 00:06:04
10.   ‘Oh! thou clear spirit of clear fire…’ 00:06:45
11.   Chapter 120: The Deck Towards the End of the First Night Watch 00:01:20
12.   Chapter 121: Midnight – The Forecastle Bulwarks 00:04:17
13.   Chapter 122: Midnight Aloft – Thunder and Lightning 00:00:27
14.   Chapter 123: The Musket 00:03:30
15.   ‘He would have shot me once…’ 00:05:39
16.   Chapter 124: The Needle 00:04:33
17.   Meanwhile, whatever were his own secret thoughts… 00:04:13


Disc 18

  Moby Dick
1.   Chapter 125: The Log and Line 00:04:01
2.   ‘I crush the quadrant, the thunder turns the needles…’ 00:04:45
3.   Chapter 126: The Life - Buoy 00:04:26
4.   The lost life - buoy was now to be replaced… 00:04:38
5.   Chapter 127: The Deck 00:05:34
6.   Chapter 128: The Pequod Meets The Rachel 00:05:13
7.   Now, as it shortly turned out… 00:04:27
8.   Chapter 129: The Cabin 00:04:58
9.   Chapter 130: The Hat 00:06:45
10.   But when three or four days had slided by… 00:05:18
11.   Chapter 131: The Pequod Meets The Delight 00:03:15
12.   Chapter 132: The Symphony 00:03:58
13.   ‘Oh Starbuck! it is a mild, mild wind…’ 00:04:24
14.   ‘Oh, my Captain! my Captain!’ 00:04:29
15.   Chapter 133: The Chase – First Day 00:06:50


Disc 19

  Moby Dick
1.   A gentle joyousness… 00:05:44
2.   And now, while both elastic gunwales were springing… 00:07:09
3.   It is often the case that when a boat is stove… 00:05:50
4.   Chapter 134: The Chase – Second Day 00:06:26
5.   The rigging lived 00:06:42
6.   While the two crews were yet circling in the waters… 00:04:49
7.   The old man’s hinted thought was true… 00:05:53
8.   Chapter 135: The Chase – Third Day 00:05:54
9.   A whole hour now passed… 00:05:15
10.   Yet the voice spake true… 00:05:50
11.   The harpoon dropped from his hand 00:05:38
12.   Almost simultaneously, with a mighty volition… 00:05:34
13.   Diving beneath the settling ship… 00:05:31
14.   Epilogue 00:02:25

Total Playing Time: 24:47:14






Author(s):
Melville, Herman

Reader(s):
Hootkins, William

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NAX35812

Barcode: 9789626343586

Physical Release: 09/2005

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