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Narrative of the Most Extraordinary And Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex

Owen Chase

“I saw the whale ahead of us, coming with twice his ordinary speed, and with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him and his coursetoward us was marked by a white foam which he made with continual violent thrashing of his tail; his head was about half out of water and in that way he came upon and again struck the ship.” An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. Note to listeners: the end of this narrative describes cannibalism and may disturb some persons.

“I saw the whale ahead of us, coming with twice his ordinary speed, and with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him and his coursetoward us was marked by a white foam which he made with continual violent thrashing of his tail; his head was about half out of water and in that way he came upon and again struck the ship.” An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. Note to listeners: the end of this narrative describes cannibalism and may disturb some persons.
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“I saw the whale ahead of us, coming with twice his ordinary speed, and with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him and his coursetoward us was marked by a white foam which he made with continual violent thrashing of his tail; his head was about half out of water and in that way he came upon and again struck the ship.” An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820. The helpless crew stranded 1500 miles from land struggles in a desperate journey for survival fighting storms at sea, the relentless sun, lack of water and a dwindling food supply. This is a recording of the original book published in 1821, which influenced author Herman Melville and his novel “Moby Dick”. Note to listeners: the end of this narrative describes cannibalism and may disturb some persons.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andre Stojka

Length:

3h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:35