Library Ed. Books on Tape 2000
CS ISBN 0736655042 $56.00 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 0736659722 $72.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Written from the journals of two survivors, this true-life story is said to be the inspiration for Melville's MOBY-DICK. Narrator Scott Brick introduces the listener to the nuances of whaling in l820. Following the voyage of the ESSEX, whose port is Nantucket, Brick's reliably tracks the mission of its crew, before and after it is rammed by a bull sperm whale and left in peril in the Pacific Ocean. Brick's casual yet composed manner reports this chronicle of courage and survival, creating an appreciation for the tale it tells. B.J.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]
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