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‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible. For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

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‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible. For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

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Amazing adventure

By Kids Guild - Sep 23 2012
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A lovely way to explore this wonderful book.

Moby's Best Album!

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Man that guy's got talent!

iTunes Ratings

109 Ratings
Average Ratings
93
6
5
4
1

Amazing adventure

By Kids Guild - Sep 23 2012
Read more
A lovely way to explore this wonderful book.

Moby's Best Album!

By morganfitzp - Sep 22 2012
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Man that guy's got talent!
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The Moby-Dick Big Read

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‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible. For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Rank #1: Chapter 3: The Spouter-Inn - Read by Nigel Williams - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Anthony Wall at Cast Iron Studios, thanks to Kate Bland, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Sep 18 2012

34mins

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Rank #2: Chapter 37: Sunset - Read by Raphaella Fearns - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Angela Cockayne, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 22 2012

4mins

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Rank #3: Chapter 74: The Sperm Whale’s Head - Read by Hal Whitehead - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Spencer Cantley, Dalhousie University, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Nov 28 2012

12mins

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Rank #4: Chapter 4: The Counterpane - Read by Caleb Crain - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Sep 19 2012

10mins

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Rank #5: Chapter 38: Dusk - Read by Jeff Lawson - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Angela Cockayne, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 23 2012

2mins

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Rank #6: Chapter 41: Moby Dick - Read by Blake Morrison - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 26 2012

28mins

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Rank #7: Chapter 40: Midnight, Forecastle - Read by Clive Charlton - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Plymouth University, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 25 2012

13mins

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Rank #8: Chapter 87: The Grand Armada - Read by Gordon Weiss - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 11 2012

31mins

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Rank #9: Chapter 81: The Pequod Meets the Virgin - Read by Margaret Guroff - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Bill Newcott, Washington, DC, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 05 2012

23mins

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Rank #10: Chapter 42: The Whiteness of the Whale - Read by Will Self - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Kate Bland, Cast Iron Studios, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 27 2012

26mins

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Rank #11: Chapter 75: The Right Whale’s Head - Read by Ruth Leeney - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Plymouth University, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Nov 29 2012

8mins

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Rank #12: Chapter 5: Breakfast - Read by Musa Okwonga - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Raphaella Fearns, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Sep 20 2012

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Rank #13: Chapter 54: The Town-Ho’s Story - Read by Joanna Hollingworth - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Thanks to Rob Smith, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Nov 08 2012

48mins

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Rank #14: Chapter 39: First Night-Watch - Read by Liberty Scarlett - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Angela Cockayne, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Oct 24 2012

1min

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Rank #15: Chapter 105: Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish? - Read by Sir David Attenborough - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 29 2012

10mins

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Rank #16: Chapter 85: The Fountain - Read by Scott McVay - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 09 2012

15mins

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Rank #17: Chapter 79: The Prairie - Read by David Rothenberg - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 03 2012

9mins

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Rank #18: Chapter 78: Cistern and Buckets - Read by David Piper - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 02 2012

12mins

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Rank #19: Chapter 86: The Tail - Read by Dennis Minsky - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by John Braden, WOMR, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Dec 10 2012

14mins

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Rank #20: Chapter 76: The Battering-Ram - Read by Richard Sabin - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Nov 30 2012

5mins

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