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Moby Dick

The Whale
Lu par : Alan Munro
Durée : 26 h et 35 min
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Description

Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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worst reader ever. do not spend even 2€ on it. omg

i will not rate the book as i couldn't stand 10 min of it. pass and get a better reader

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  • Agnes Crow
  • 17/08/2014

Heed the advice

How could the performance have been better?

I didn't understand what the other reviewers were talking about when I listened to the available sample for this reading, so I purchased it... but a few pages in, it struck home that the book is read with a complete lack of attention to the actual content of the text.

There's plenty of inflection-- but it's the same inflection, over and over, regardless of punctuation; it turns Herman Melville's long, full, beautiful sentences into endless abrupt, normal-length sentences that are unrelated to each other. The narrator's reading makes it nearly impossible to synthesize what is actually being said. For that reason, this audiobook is absolutely not for someone "reading" the book for the first time.

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  • George
  • 08/10/2015

Boring!!!! OMG!

Any additional comments?

I don't typically write reviews. I don't find myself to be very eloquent, however, I must comment on the narration of this audiobook. The reader, to put it in modern terms...sucks! He is very boring and mispronounces a lot of words, especially naval terms. The reader sounds like a human computer. He puts emphasis on the wrong syllables and pauses in the wrong places. I think Siri could have read the book much better! I could not listen to him for more than a couple of hours, so I cannot comment on whether the story is actually any good or not. I am going to download this book from a different reader like Frank Muller in hopes that it will be a more enjoyable listen.

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  • leah
  • 24/02/2014

Worst narrator

What would have made Moby Dick better?

I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr dick

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I don't think the narrator understood what he was reading. It was awful.

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  • Captn'Mac
  • 05/11/2015

Awful version. . .

What would have made Moby Dick better?

Moby Dick is a classic - indisputable - this audio version is awful though. Its painful to listen too, the voice actor sounds like he went to Shatner's School of voice acting. The audio pulled me out of the story every time I tried to listen to it.

Any additional comments?

Do not get this audio version, try another one.

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  • William J. Brown
  • 24/08/2014

Yes, bad narration

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Ha! Well, I'd tighten up the writing some, maybe add a boy wizard... That captain is really a downer.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator has a lovely resonant voice, but he seems to be coming upon the words for the first time as he reads them. He mispronounces some fairly common words as if he doesn't quite know where the story is going from one phrase to the next.

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  • bracken
  • 23/02/2014

I CANNOT LISTEN TO THIS NARRATOR!

WORST NARRATOR EVER! BEWARE BEWARE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! BEWARE ANYTHING READ BY THIS INCOMPETENT MAN!

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  • Scotto
  • 14/03/2019

Lackluster Narration

Munro has a pleasant voice, but is completely lackluster and boring in his reading. It sounds like an AI on reds. No inflection or emotion. This is only useful for insomniacs needing something to put them to sleep. Whoever thought it was a good idea to have this guy narrate this should be fired. It will turn off so many people to a great American classic novel.

The best narration of this book is done by Frank Muller. Check that one out and you won't be sorry. Now if only Dick Hill would do it as Reacher... that would be something, "that's for damn sure".

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  • Mike
  • 11/02/2016

Terrible narration. Not even worth the $0.69 I paid for it.

I couldn't make it more than a few minutes in, the guy pauses between words for absolutely no reason.

Do not buy this version, do yourself a favor.

It's not even worth 69 cents.

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  • Paul Z.
  • 29/10/2014

Bad Narrator

I bought this edition without reading reviews. I only listened for about 30 minutes, then bought a different version. Don't take my word for it, look at the other reviews. Great book, just try another.

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  • Brad Manning
  • 31/05/2019

This narrator MAKES - ...senseless and ANNOYing - ... emphases - ...as he READS.

Like a bad grocery cart wheel going whomp-whomp-whomp...
I took a chance on it. Should have listened to a sample first!
Alas... Lesson learned & money lost in the sea.

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  • Si
  • 15/04/2014

Ein Klassiker,

leider aber durch den Sprecher für mich eine Qual.
Sicher werden viele Hörer der Vortragsweise des Sprechers auch etwas abgewinnen können, ich kapituliere jetzt allerdings nach dem ersten Teil des Hörbuchs.
Die (völlig) unmotivierten Pausen des Sprechers machen mich wahnsinnig und zerstören einen ansonsten sehr empfehlenswerten Klassiker.

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  • TS
  • 15/09/2015

Tolles Buch von unfähigem Sprecher verschandelt

Melvilles Roman ist ein zeitloser Klassiker, der es sicher verdient, in den verschiedensten Formaten gelesen und gehört zu werden, aber einen derart unfähigen Sprecher habe ich bisher noch nicht erlebt.

Prinzipiell freue ich mich nach all dem Kaugummi-Englisch moderner Filme und Serien immer wieder auf die schöne alte Ausdrucksweise von Autoren wie Melville oder Poe. Leider scheint der werte Sprecher hier nicht in der Lage, auch die stumpfsten Mechanismen der Satzmelodie, wie etwa das Senken der Stimme am Satzende, erfolgreich umzusetzen.

Oftmals werden mitten im Satz völlig willkürliche und nicht sinngetragene Pausen eingefügt. Selbst stehende Wendungen werden durch sinnlose Stimmvariationen akustisch zerrissen und so sehr entstellt, dass sich ihr Sinn erst im Nachhinein wiederfinden lässt.

Stellenweise werden Begrifflichkeiten mit einer derart seltsamen Intonation vorgelesen, dass man das Gefühl nicht los wird, der Vortragende frage sich selbst gerade erst nach der Bedeutung der vorgelesenen Vokabel...

Für meinen Geschmack jedenfalls bleibt diese Version unhörbar, da die Verwunderung über die seltsame Erzählweise den Hörer m.E. stetig davon abhält, sich in die wunderbare Geschichte fallen zu lassen, die Melville uns hinterlassen hat...

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