I have decided that the times call for a reading of Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. I also decided it would be fun to make voice recordings of the reading of Moby Dick and share them with my wife who is currently on Block Island helping her mother recover from a fall and stay safe from the virus. And then I thought it might be fun to share more broadly. So, on this page I will continue to add links to the voice files as I make them. They are crude, I stumble over words, I mispronounce them, I read in a bit of a monotone, but this is what it would be like if I was reading to you in person. This I hope, supplies a little charm and intimacy in exchange for lack of professionalism. Enjoy!
- Chapter 1 – Loomings
- Chapter 2 – The Carpet Bag
- Chapter 3 – The Spouter Inn – first half
- Chapter 3 – The Spouter Inn – second half
- Chapter 4 – The Counterpane
- Chapter 5-6 – Breakfast, The Street
- Chapter 7-8 – The Chapel, The Pulpit
- Chapter 9 – The Sermon
- Chapter 10 – A Bosom Friend
- Chapter 11-12 – Nightgown, Biographical
- Chapter 13-15 – Wheelbarrow, Nantucket, Chowder
PS: The fact that Moby Dick is in the public domain seems to absolve me of any copyright issues with these recordings. If anyone has a contrary interpretation, let me know. I do my best to be respectful of creative property rights.