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Moby-Dick is the great American novel. But it is also the great unread American novel. Until now, that is. The Moby-Dick Big Read is online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud by a mixture of celebrated people - including Tilda Swinton and Prime Minister David Cameron. Broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Moby-Dick is the great American novel. But it is also the great unread American novel. Until now, that is. The Moby-Dick Big Read is online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud by a mixture of celebrated people - including Tilda Swinton and Prime Minister David Cameron. Broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.
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Moby-Dick is the great American novel. But it is also the great unread American novel. Until now, that is. The Moby-Dick Big Read is online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud by a mixture of celebrated people - including Tilda Swinton and Prime Minister David Cameron. Broadcast online in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

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Epilogue - Read by Mary Oliver - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/28/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by John Braden, WOMR, 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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chapter 114: The Gilder - Read by Tom Maryniak - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/6/2013
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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...

Chapter 112: The Blacksmith - Read by Emma Ayres - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/4/2013
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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...

Chapter 110: Queequeg in His Coffin - Read by Dugald Ferguson - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/2/2013
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Clare Goddard, 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:...

Chapter 109: Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin - Read by Richard Wood - http://mobydickbigread.com

1/1/2013
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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...

Chapter 108: Ahab and the Carpenter - Read by R. F. 'Griff' Griffith - http://mobydickbigread.com

12/31/2012
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by WOMR, 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...

Chapter 101: The Decanter - Read by Zeb Soanes - http://mobydickbigread.com

12/24/2012
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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...

Chapter 100: Leg and Arm - Read by Erica Wagner - http://mobydickbigread.co

12/23/2012
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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...

Chapter 99: The Doubloon - Read by Cyrus and Liam Patell - http://mobydickb

12/22/2012
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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...

Chapter 98: Stowing Down and Clearing Up - Read by Gail Cullen - http://mob

12/21/2012
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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...

Chapter 97: The Lamp - Read by James Balla - http://mobydickbigread.com

12/20/2012
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by John Braden, WOMR, 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...

Chapter 96: The Try-Works - Read by Mark Ashurst - http://mobydickbigread.c

12/19/2012
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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...

Chapter 95: The Cassock - Read by John Waters - http://mobydickbigread.com

12/18/2012
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by John Braden, WOMR, 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...

Chapter 94: A Squeeze of the Hand - Read by Tony Kushner - http://mobydickb

12/17/2012
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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by John Braden, WOMR, 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...

Chapter 93: The Castaway - Read by Carolyn Brown - http://mobydickbigread.c

12/16/2012
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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...