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The Moby-Dick Big Read

By Peninsula Arts

‘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

  1. 1.
    Epilogue - Read by Mary Oliver - http://mobydickbigread.com01/29/2013
    2:03
  2. 2.
    Chapter 135: The Chase – Third Day - Read by James Naughtie - http://mobydickbigread.com01/28/2013
    32:49
  3. 3.
    Chapter 134: The Chase – Second Day - Read by Roger Allam - http://mobydickbigread.com01/27/2013
    25:28
  4. 4.
    Chapter 133: The Chase – First Day - Read by Kerry Shale - http://mobydickbigread.com01/26/2013
    24:33
  5. 5.
    Chapter 132: The Symphony - Read by Cerys Matthews - http://mobydickbigread.com01/25/2013
    12:33
  6. 6.
    Chapter 131: The Pequod Meets the Delight - Read by Daniel Allen - http://mobydickbigread.com01/24/2013
    3:01
  7. 7.
    Chapter 130: The Hat - Read by Diana Speed - http://mobydickbigread.com01/23/2013
    10:59
  8. 8.
    Chapter 129: The Cabin - Read by Rev. Nick McKinnel - http://mobydickbigread.com01/22/2013
    4:09
  1. 9.
    Chapter 128: The Pequod Meets the Rachel - Read by Alice Herrick - http://mobydickbigread.com01/21/2013
    10:35
  2. 10.
    Chapter 127: The Deck - Read by Tom Thoroughgood & Cyrus Larcombe-Moore - http://mobydickbigread.com01/20/2013
    5:03
  3. 11.
    Chapter 126: The Life-Buoy - Read by Paul Minot - http://mobydickbigread.com01/19/2013
    7:03
  4. 12.
    Chapter 125: The Log and Line - Read by Sheila Snelgrove - http://mobydickbigread.com01/18/2013
    8:58
  5. 13.
    Chapter 124: The Needle - Read by Stephanie Boxall - http://mobydickbigread.com01/17/2013
    9:39
  6. 14.
    Chapter 123: The Musket - Read by Nick Ryan - http://mobydickbigread.com01/16/2013
    8:10
  7. 15.
    Chapter 122: Midnight Aloft - Thunder and Lightning - Read by Max Goonetillake01/15/2013
    0:33
  8. 16.
    Chapter 121: Midnight - The Forecastle Bulwarks - Read by Robert Fearns - http://mobydickbigread.com01/14/2013
    4:37
  9. 17.
    Chapter 120: The Deck Toward the End of the First Night Watch - Read by Novar Cane01/13/2013
    1:16
  10. 18.
    Chapter 119: The Candles - Read by Mary Martin - http://mobydickbigread.com01/12/2013
    18:31
  11. 19.
    Chapter 118: The Quadrant - Read by Horatio Morpurgo - http://mobydickbigread.com01/11/2013
    6:21
  12. 20.
    Chapter 117: The Whale Watch - Read by Dr Routledge - http://mobydickbigread.com01/10/2013
    3:13
  13. 21.
    Chapter 116: The Dying Whale - Read by Jenny Cuffe - http://mobydickbigread.com01/09/2013
    3:46
  14. 22.
    Chapter 115: The Pequod Meets the Bachelor - Read by Read by Stormy, Josiah and Nathaniel Mayo01/08/2013
    7:15
  15. 23.
    Chapter 114: The Gilder - Read by Tom Maryniak - http://mobydickbigread.com01/07/2013
    4:48
  16. 24.
    Chapter 113: The Forge - Read by Eva Stalker - http://mobydickbigread.com01/06/2013
    8:56
  17. 25.
    Chapter 112: The Blacksmith - Read by Emma Ayres - http://mobydickbigread.com01/05/2013
    7:24
  18. 26.
    Chapter 111: The Pacific - Read by Mark Carwardine - http://mobydickbigread.com01/04/2013
    3:03
  19. 27.
    Chapter 110: Queequeg in His Coffin - Read by Dugald Ferguson - http://mobydickbigread.com01/03/2013
    13:12
  20. 28.
    Chapter 109: Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin - Read by Richard Wood - http://mobydickbigread.com01/02/2013
    4:55
  21. 29.
    Chapter 108: Ahab and the Carpenter - Read by R. F. 'Griff' Griffith - http://mobydickbigread.com01/01/2013
    11:43
  22. 30.
    Chapter 107: The Carpenter - Read by Lydia Richards - http://mobydickbigread.com12/31/2012
    6:19
  23. 31.
    Chapter 106: Ahab’s Leg - Read by Joyelle McSweeney - http://mobydickbigread.com12/30/2012
    7:01
  24. 32.
    Chapter 105: Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish? - Read by Sir David Attenborough - http://mobydickbigread.com12/29/2012
    10:19
  25. 33.
    Chapter 104: The Fossil Whale - Read by Elizabeth Bradfield - http://mobydickbigread.com12/28/2012
    9:06
  26. 34.
    Chapter 103: Measurement of the Whale’s Skeleton - Read by Will Eaves - http://mobydickbigread.com12/27/2012
    6:39
  27. 35.
    Chapter 102: A Bower in the Arsacides - Read by Marina Warner - http://mobydickbigread.com12/26/2012
    12:41
  28. 36.
    Chapter 101: The Decanter - Read by Zeb Soanes - http://mobydickbigread.com12/25/2012
    11:47
  29. 37.
    Chapter 100: Leg and Arm - Read by Erica Wagner - http://mobydickbigread.com12/24/2012
    16:19
  30. 38.
    Chapter 99: The Doubloon - Read by Cyrus and Liam Patell - http://mobydickbigread.com12/23/2012
    16:23
  31. 39.
    Chapter 98: Stowing Down and Clearing Up - Read by Gail Cullen - http://mobydickbigread.com12/22/2012
    8:12
  32. 40.
    Chapter 97: The Lamp - Read by James Balla - http://mobydickbigread.com12/21/2012
    1:48
  33. 41.
    Chapter 96: The Try-Works - Read by Mark Ashurst - http://mobydickbigread.com12/20/2012
    12:05
  34. 42.
    Chapter 95: The Cassock - Read by John Waters - http://mobydickbigread.com12/19/2012
    3:06
  35. 43.
    Chapter 94: A Squeeze of the Hand - Read by Tony Kushner - http://mobydickbigread.com12/18/2012
    9:15
  36. 44.
    Chapter 93: The Castaway - Read by Carolyn Brown - http://mobydickbigread.com12/17/2012
    10:31
  37. 45.
    Chapter 92: Ambergris - Read by Michael Bracewell - http://mobydickbigread.com12/16/2012
    7:47
  38. 46.
    Chapter 91: The Pequod Meets the Rose-Bud - Read by Meri Ratzel & Ben Haas - mobydickbigread.com12/15/2012
    15:05
  39. 47.
    Chapter 90: Heads or Tails - Read by Oliver Colville - http://mobydickbigread.com12/14/2012
    7:09
  40. 48.
    Chapter 89: Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish - Read by Jane Sharp - http://mobydickbigread.com12/13/2012
    10:05
  41. 49.
    Chapter 88: Schools and Schoolmasters - Read by Tania Kovats - http://mobydickbigread.com12/12/2012
    9:26
  42. 50.
    Chapter 87: The Grand Armada - Read by Gordon Weiss - http://mobydickbigread.com12/11/2012
    31:31
  43. 51.
    Chapter 86: The Tail - Read by Dennis Minsky - http://mobydickbigread.com12/10/2012
    14:55
  44. 52.
    Chapter 85: The Fountain - Read by Scott McVay - http://mobydickbigread.com12/09/2012
    15:41
  45. 53.
    Chapter 84: Pitchpoling - Read by Cynthia Walsh - http://mobydickbigread.com12/08/2012
    5:49
  46. 54.
    Chapter 83: Jonah Historically Regarded - Read by Colin Bailey - http://mobydickbigread.com12/07/2012
    4:51
  47. 55.
    Chapter 82: The Honor and the Glory of Whaling - Read by Tony de los Reyes - http://mobydickbigread.com12/06/2012
    7:06
  48. 56.
    Chapter 81: The Pequod Meets the Virgin - Read by Margaret Guroff - http://mobydickbigread.com12/05/2012
    23:06
  49. 57.
    Chapter 80: The Nut - Read by Maureen Freely - http://mobydickbigread.com12/04/2012
    6:06
  50. 58.
    Chapter 79: The Prairie - Read by David Rothenberg - http://mobydickbigread.com12/03/2012
    9:01
  51. 59.
    Chapter 78: Cistern and Buckets - Read by David Piper - http://mobydickbigread.com12/02/2012
    12:10
  52. 60.
    Chapter 77: The Great Heidelburgh Tun - Read by Jennie Winter - http://mobydickbigread.com12/01/2012
    3:57
  53. 61.
    Chapter 76: The Battering-Ram - Read by Richard Sabin - http://mobydickbigread.com11/30/2012
    5:51
  54. 62.
    Chapter 75: The Right Whale’s Head - Read by Ruth Leeney - http://mobydickbigread.com11/29/2012
    8:01
  55. 63.
    Chapter 74: The Sperm Whale’s Head - Read by Hal Whitehead - http://mobydickbigread.com11/28/2012
    12:25
  56. 64.
    Chapter 73: Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale - Read by Susan Steinberg and Ian Bodenham - http://mobydickbigread.com11/27/2012
    12:12
  57. 65.
    Chapter 72: The Monkey-Rope - Read by Kieran Phelan - http://mobydickbigread.com11/26/2012
    11:16
  58. 66.
    Chapter 71: The Jeroboam’s Story - Read by Georgia Zildjian - http://mobydickbigread.com11/25/2012
    14:25
  59. 67.
    Chapter 70: The Sphynx - Read by Dorothy Cross - http://mobydickbigread.com11/24/2012
    5:35
  60. 68.
    Chapter 69: The Funeral - Read by Brian Patten - http://mobydickbigread.com11/23/2012
    3:42
  61. 69.
    Chapter 68: The Blanket - Read by Andrew Brewerton - http://mobydickbigread.com11/22/2012
    13:02
  62. 70.
    Chapter 67: Cutting In - Read by Mark Tosdevin - http://mobydickbigread.com11/21/2012
    5:45
  63. 71.
    Chapter 66: The Shark Massacre - Read by Chris Cook - http://mobydickbigread.com11/20/2012
    4:38
  64. 72.
    Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish - Read by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - http://mobydickbigread.com11/19/2012
    6:32
  65. 73.
    Chapter 64: Stubb’s Supper - Read by Rick Stein - http://mobydickbigread.com11/18/2012
    17:37
  66. 74.
    Chapter 63: The Crotch - Read by Angela Hogg - http://mobydickbigread.com11/17/2012
    3:06
  67. 75.
    Chapter 62: The Dart - Read by Richard Hawley - http://mobydickbigread.com11/16/2012
    3:26
  68. 76.
    Chapter 61: Stubb Kills A Whale - Read by Marcia Farquhar and Jem Finer - http://mobydickbigread.com11/15/2012
    17:00
  69. 77.
    Chapter 60: The Line - Read by Adam Low - http://mobydickbigread.com11/14/2012
    9:46
  70. 78.
    Chapter 59: Squid - Read by China Miéville - http://mobydickbigread.com11/13/2012
    5:45
  71. 79.
    Chapter 58: Brit - Read by Benedict Cumberbatch - http://mobydickbigread.com11/12/2012
    7:48
  72. 80.
    Chapter 57: Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth - Read by Angela Cockayne - http://mobydickbigread.com11/11/2012
    6:13
  73. 81.
    Chapter 56: Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales - Read by Sir Christopher Frayling - http://mobydickbigread.com11/10/2012
    8:09
  74. 82.
    Chapter 55: Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales - Read by Martin Rosenbaum - http://mobydickbigread.com11/09/2012
    14:02
  75. 83.
    Chapter 54: The Town-Ho’s Story - Read by Joanna Hollingworth - http://mobydickbigread.com11/08/2012
    48:57
  76. 84.
    Chapter 53: The Gam - Read by Helen Rayner - http://mobydickbigread.com11/07/2012
    12:44
  77. 85.
    Chapter 52: The Albatross - Read by A L Kennedy - http://mobydickbigread.com11/06/2012
    6:08
  78. 86.
    Chapter 51: The Spirit-Spout - Read by Alexis Kirke - http://mobydickbigread.com11/05/2012
    10:58
  79. 87.
    Chapter 50: Ahab’s Boat and Crew. Fedallah - Read by Andrew Delbanco - http://mobydickbigread.com11/04/2012
    6:37
  80. 88.
    Chapter 49: The Hyena - Read by Nigel Larcombe-Williams - http://mobydickbigread.com11/03/2012
    5:21
  81. 89.
    Chapter 48: The First Lowering - Read by Tom Browne - http://mobydickbigread.com11/02/2012
    25:41
  82. 90.
    Chapter 47: The Mat-Maker - Read by Steve Carroll - http://mobydickbigread.com11/01/2012
    5:56
  83. 91.
    Chapter 46: Surmises - Read by Philip Dodd - http://mobydickbigread.com10/31/2012
    7:02
  84. 92.
    Chapter 45: The Affidavit - Read by Anthony Caleshu - http://mobydickbigread.com10/30/2012
    20:37
  85. 93.
    Chapter 44: The Chart - Read by Philip Gourevitch - http://mobydickbigread.com10/29/2012
    12:10
  86. 94.
    Chapter 43: Hark! - Read by Julie Christian Young - http://mobydickbigread.com10/28/2012
    2:29
  87. 95.
    Chapter 42: The Whiteness of the Whale - Read by Will Self - http://mobydickbigread.com10/27/2012
    26:24
  88. 96.
    Chapter 41: Moby Dick - Read by Blake Morrison - http://mobydickbigread.com10/26/2012
    28:45
  89. 97.
    Chapter 40: Midnight, Forecastle - Read by Clive Charlton - http://mobydickbigread.com10/25/2012
    13:35
  90. 98.
    Chapter 39: First Night-Watch - Read by Liberty Scarlett - http://mobydickbigread.com10/24/2012
    1:52
  91. 99.
    Chapter 38: Dusk - Read by Jeff Lawson - http://mobydickbigread.com10/23/2012
    2:45
  92. 100.
    Chapter 37: Sunset - Read by Raphaella Fearns - http://mobydickbigread.com10/22/2012
    4:00
  93. 101.
    Chapter 36: The Quarter-Deck - Read by Jon Cleave - http://mobydickbigread.com10/21/2012
    21:52
  94. 102.
    Chapter 35: The Mast-Head - Read by John Gullett - http://mobydickbigread.com10/20/2012
    17:18
  95. 103.
    Chapter 34: The Cabin-Table - Read by Charlie Phillips - http://mobydickbigread.com10/19/2012
    14:35
  96. 104.
    Chapter 33: The Specksynder - Read by Cheryl Hurrell - http://mobydickbigread.com10/18/2012
    6:51
  97. 105.
    Chapter 32: Cetology - Read by Martin Atrill - http://mobydickbigread.com10/17/2012
    30:55
  98. 106.
    Chapter 31: Queen Mab - Read by Maureen Burgess - http://mobydickbigread.com10/16/2012
    6:22
  99. 107.
    Chapter 30: The Pipe - Read by David Cameron - http://mobydickbigread.com10/15/2012
    1:54
  100. 108.
    Chapter 29: Enter Ahab; to Him, Stubb - Read by Thomas White - http://mobydickbigread.com10/14/2012
    7:47
  101. 109.
    Chapter 28: Ahab - Read by Anthony Wall - http://mobydickbigread.com10/13/2012
    9:45
  102. 110.
    Chapter 27: Knights & Squires - Read by Alyson Leeds - http://mobydickbigread.com10/12/2012
    10:07
  103. 111.
    Chapter 26: Knights & Squires - Read by Jake Phillips - http://mobydickbigread.com10/11/2012
    9:03
  104. 112.
    Chapter 25: Postscript - Read by Fiona Shaw - http://mobydickbigread.com10/10/2012
    2:03
  105. 113.
    Chapter 24: The Advocate - Read by James Woudhuysen - http://mobydickbigread.com10/09/2012
    12:43
  106. 114.
    Chapter 23: The Lee Shore - Read by Paul Bonaventura - http://mobydickbigread.com10/08/2012
    2:37
  107. 115.
    Chapter 22: Merry Christmas - Read by Fran King - http://mobydickbigread.com10/07/2012
    12:10
  108. 116.
    Chapter 21: Going Aboard - Read by Kate Sparshatt - http://mobydickbigread.com10/06/2012
    7:00
  109. 117.
    Chapter 20: All Astir - Read by Avril Bellinger - http://mobydickbigread.com10/05/2012
    7:16
  110. 118.
    Chapter 19: The Prophet - Read by Mark Sealy - http://mobydickbigread.com10/04/2012
    8:34
  111. 119.
    Chapter 18: His Mark - Read by David Coslett - http://mobydickbigread.com10/02/2012
    10:30
  112. 120.
    Chapter 17: The Ramadan - Read by Warren Cole - http://mobydickbigread.com10/02/2012
    10:11
  113. 121.
    Chapter 16: The Ship - Read by Chad Harbach - http://mobydickbigread.com09/30/2012
    31:48
  114. 122.
    Chapter 15: Chowder - Read by Peter Burgess - http://mobydickbigread.com09/29/2012
    7:45
  115. 123.
    Chapter 14: Nantucket - Read by Nathaniel Philbrick - http://mobydickbigread.com09/28/2012
    4:40
  116. 124.
    Chapter 13: Wheelbarrow - Read by Mama Tokus - http://mobydickbigread.com09/28/2012
    10:27
  117. 125.
    Chapter 12: Biographical - Read by Witi Ihimaera - http://mobydickbigread.com09/26/2012
    5:45
  118. 126.
    Chapter 11: Nightgown - Read by Neil Tennant - http://mobydickbigread.com09/26/2012
    4:32
  119. 127.
    Chapter 10: A Bosom Friend - Read by Stephen Fry - http://mobydickbigread.com09/25/2012
    9:50
  120. 128.
    Chapter 9: The Sermon - Read by Simon Callow - http://mobydickbigread.com09/23/2012
    26:55
  121. 129.
    Chapter 8: The Pulpit - Read by Nick Atkinson - http://mobydickbigread.com09/22/2012
    6:40
  122. 130.
    Chapter 7: The Chapel - Read by Keith Collins - http://mobydickbigread.com09/21/2012
    7:12
  123. 131.
    Chapter 6: The Street - Read by Mary Norris - http://mobydickbigread.com09/20/2012
    6:17
  124. 132.
    Chapter 5: Breakfast - Read by Musa Okwonga - http://mobydickbigread.com09/20/2012
    5:15
  125. 133.
    Chapter 4: The Counterpane - Read by Caleb Crain - http://mobydickbigread.com09/19/2012
    9:59
  126. 134.
    Chapter 3: The Spouter-Inn - Read by Nigel Williams - http://mobydickbigread.com09/18/2012
    34:22
  127. 135.
    Chapter 2: The Carpet-Bag - Read by Captain R. N. Hone - http://mobydickbigread.com09/17/2012
    9:09
  128. 136.
    Chapter 1: Loomings - Read by Tilda Swinton - http://mobydickbigread.com09/13/2012
    14:12

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