Book :: Moby-Dick

By: Herman Melville
Pages: 625
Published: Oct 18th, 1851
Genre(s): Adventure
Historical Fiction
Rating: (16)


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red13x red13x

I really wanted to love this book, but it was soooo boring. Some parts were definitely really good and the action was well told, but there was too many bits that dragged on and on and on.

Aug 31st, 2023

Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

The best part about this book on audio is the amazing narrating, the many voices performed by William Hootkins, and the visuals he created. I would find it difficult to stay with this book if reading it - it is long and drawn out - and is not one I completely enjoyed because of the whaling, but it was interesting to listen to all the drama.

Oct 14th, 2019

Azrael Azrael

Jul 30th, 2017

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jun 20th, 2017

forline forline

One of two books I did NOT read for a college literature class---it was too long and I was certain I wouldn't like it....I was wrong, wrong, wrong. I read this years later and loved every single page...could not tear myself away and it is one of my favorite all-time books.

Nov 19th, 2015

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Jun 18th, 2015

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Mar 11th, 2015

willoyd willoyd

Dec 30th, 2014

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

martin63 martin63

just a great book

Jul 2nd, 2014

AJ-Today AJ-Today

I guess I'm the odd ball. Did not like this book at all except maybe as a historical document. It's difficult reading because of the antiquated shipping terms etc. The only way I can like this book is if I view it as a comedy. I read a book review (from an authoritative source) one time that proposed this book was written as a satire and comedy. In that context, then it's great!

May 14th, 2014

Dolphy76 Dolphy76

My favorite book of all time. I read it 3x and plan to read it again. This is the great American novel.

Mar 1st, 2014

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Jul 21st, 2013

Moby-Dick appears on these lists...

6th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

21st on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

70th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

2nd on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

58th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store