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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. Starting 16 September 2012! For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

‘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
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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. Starting 16 September 2012! For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

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English


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Chapter 135: The Chase – Third Day - Read by James Naughtie - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/27/2013
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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...

Duration:00:32:49

Chapter 134: The Chase – Second Day - Read by Roger Allam - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/26/2013
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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...

Duration:00:25:28

Chapter 133: The Chase – First Day - Read by Kerry Shale - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/25/2013
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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...

Duration:00:24:30

Chapter 132: The Symphony - Read by Cerys Matthews - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/24/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Pete Gleadall, 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:...

Duration:00:12:32

Chapter 131: The Pequod Meets the Delight - Read by Daniel Allen - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/23/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Bath Spa 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...

Duration:00:03:00

Chapter 130: The Hat - Read by Diana Speed - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/22/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Thanks to Stan Was, 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...

Duration:00:10:57

Chapter 129: The Cabin - Read by Rev. Nick McKinnel - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/21/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Deep Blue Sound, 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...

Duration:00:04:09

Chapter 128: The Pequod Meets the Rachel - Read by Alice Herrick - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/20/2013
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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...

Duration:00:10:34

Chapter 127: The Deck - Read by Tom Thoroughgood & Cyrus Larcombe-Moore - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/19/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Deep Blue Sound, 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...

Duration:00:05:03

Chapter 126: The Life-Buoy - Read by Paul Minot - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/18/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Bath Spa 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...

Duration:00:07:02

Chapter 125: The Log and Line - Read by Sheila Snelgrove - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/17/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Deep Blue Sound, 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...

Duration:00:08:57

Chapter 124: The Needle - Read by Stephanie Boxall - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/16/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Deep Blue Sound, 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...

Duration:00:09:39

Chapter 123: The Musket - Read by Nick Ryan - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/15/2013
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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...

Duration:00:08:09

Chapter 122: Midnight Aloft - Thunder and Lightning - Read by Max Goonetillake

1/14/2013
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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...

Duration:00:00:33

Chapter 121: Midnight - The Forecastle Bulwarks - Read by Robert Fearns - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/13/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Bath Spa 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...

Duration:00:04:36

Chapter 120: The Deck Toward the End of the First Night Watch - Read by Novar Cane

1/12/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Bath Spa 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...

Duration:00:01:16

Chapter 119: The Candles - Read by Mary Martin - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/11/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Mark Van Bork, 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:...

Duration:00:18:30

Chapter 118: The Quadrant - Read by Horatio Morpurgo - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/10/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Deep Blue Sound, 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...

Duration:00:06:21

Chapter 117: The Whale Watch - Read by Dr Routledge - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/9/2013
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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...

Duration:00:03:13

Chapter 116: The Dying Whale - Read by Jenny Cuffe - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/8/2013
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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...

Duration:00:03:46