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"The Moby Dick Big Read" (check out the link)

Free audio online. The 1st chapter is read by Tilda Swinton, and John Waters reads a chapter somewhere, and other folks . . .

From the site:

‘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 in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.


http://www.mobydickbigread.com/


I heard about it on NPR today. Looks cool.
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