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Powerfully retold for today's readers, Herman Melville's tragic adventure story remains as thrilling and atmospheric as when it was first published over 100 years ago. Powerfully retold for today's readers, Herman Melville's tragic adventure story remains as thrilling and atmospheric as when it was first published over 100 years ago.


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Powerfully retold for today's readers, Herman Melville's tragic adventure story remains as thrilling and atmospheric as when it was first published over 100 years ago. Powerfully retold for today's readers, Herman Melville's tragic adventure story remains as thrilling and atmospheric as when it was first published over 100 years ago.

30 review for Moby Dick (Usborne Classics Retold)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Bridgeman

    Today, myself and my 8 year old daughter, Elizabeth, embarked upon a marathon 50 page march to the end of Moby Dick, so desperate was she to watch the film starring Patrick Stewart (yes I am aware the Gregory Peck one is superior but I cannot watch it since we found out real whales were hunted for the footage). A notoriously fickle reader of fiction but devourer of non fiction we thought this would tick all her boxes and get her reading outside her comfort zone. At 160 pages (including a chapter Today, myself and my 8 year old daughter, Elizabeth, embarked upon a marathon 50 page march to the end of Moby Dick, so desperate was she to watch the film starring Patrick Stewart (yes I am aware the Gregory Peck one is superior but I cannot watch it since we found out real whales were hunted for the footage). A notoriously fickle reader of fiction but devourer of non fiction we thought this would tick all her boxes and get her reading outside her comfort zone. At 160 pages (including a chapter on Herman Melville) this is not re written in a patronising tone but in a manner that retains enough of the source material but in a way that is accessible to a precocious 8 year old reading years above her age. She absolutely devoured the story, it was an invaluable piece of 'me time' , very difficult to achieve with 4 daughters, and was fascinated by the story, the madness of the adventure and Herman Melville's lack of success with what is now considered' The best work of prose ' according to this edition. More challenging than just reading an abridged Puffin or Ladybird version, it challenges a reader to the halfway mark and should push them to the source material she writes hopefully). Very impressed by this we ordered Jason and the Argonauts from the3 same series. Only criticism, the end is very abrupt and could have been fleshed out a bit.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robert C.

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I thought this book was exciting and adventurous. Its amazing how captain Ahab is determined to kill the whale that maimed him and is rude to all the other ships out there that try to be hospitable to everyone. This was the best classic I have ever read in my life.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Erin the Avid Reader ⚜BFF's with the Cheshire Cat⚜

    This is a good book to read to get an idea of what Moby Dick is really about. I read this before I started reading the original. Very good book! I would recommend this to a lot of people.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    A long read but worth it

  5. 5 out of 5

    Prakash Hegade

    A thrilling read! No wonder a classic. This retold version now wants me read the original.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Andrewmurray

    The Retold story of Moby Dick by Herman Melville. This book was a very interesting story of adventure, action, and revenge. Ishmael the main Character is signed up to go on trip of his lifetime as he embarks on a Whaling Ship the Pequod under vengeful Captain Ahab. As they travel in search for the beast that robbed Captain Ahab. Sending Ishmael to be traveling to the other side of the world. This is a book that i recommend people to read, it is interesting, and a good entertaining read with acti The Retold story of Moby Dick by Herman Melville. This book was a very interesting story of adventure, action, and revenge. Ishmael the main Character is signed up to go on trip of his lifetime as he embarks on a Whaling Ship the Pequod under vengeful Captain Ahab. As they travel in search for the beast that robbed Captain Ahab. Sending Ishmael to be traveling to the other side of the world. This is a book that i recommend people to read, it is interesting, and a good entertaining read with action and adventure.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alex Owens

    hey u should read this book Moby dick is a great book it has this guy called captain ahab who trys to seek revange against the great white whale

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jehan

    It's slightly too advanced for my just turned 6 year old son, plus we took long breaks between chapters, making continuity difficult. Will re-shelve this classic and try again in a year or two. It's slightly too advanced for my just turned 6 year old son, plus we took long breaks between chapters, making continuity difficult. Will re-shelve this classic and try again in a year or two.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    The most tedious book I've ever read. I never thought I'd finish. The most tedious book I've ever read. I never thought I'd finish.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Christin Barnes

  11. 4 out of 5

    Micah

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine Woodward

  13. 5 out of 5

    Siobhán Uí Mhuirí

  14. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

  16. 4 out of 5

    Samaher

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Kennemer

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy LaRaviere

  19. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Leal

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shalu Gupta

  21. 5 out of 5

    Luiz Cláudio Belo

  22. 4 out of 5

    Luke Ewell

  23. 4 out of 5

    Neila.brx

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emma Anderson

  25. 5 out of 5

    Judy Richey

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Stephens

  27. 4 out of 5

    Deluded04

  28. 4 out of 5

    Karem Pérez

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rafał

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ron Hoffman

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