Ti of the blog Book Chatter is sponsoring a challenge, which starts today, to read the classic Moby Dick. We happen to have the unabridged audiodisks for this book, which my husband listened to and loved (see his review here). So I thought I would join Ti and listen along with her and the other readers. On Mondays, we’ll be posting about our progress. If you’re interested, you can also stop in at the other participating blogs to see how our posts compare. It’s a small group, consisting of Ti, me, and three more: Jill of Fizzythoughts, Claire of Kiss A Cloud, and Toni of A Circle of Books.
I’ll be listening (in the car) to 18 CDs read, no, acted, by Frank Muller. I’ve heard the first couple chapters now, and I must say, while listening I feel as if I have been transported to a dark theater hearing a thrilling performance. So far, it’s everything my husband claimed it to be. And I can also tell that had I been reading the same material in a book, I would have become bogged down in dictionaries and pronunciation guides and googling classical references and feeling overwhelmed. Instead, when I turn on the CD, I’m enveloped in the magical tale being spun by the book’s narrator Ishmael. Even though the streets are full of snowbirds who have forgotten their way around, cell phone dialers, and other menaces to my sanity, I can’t wait to go out for my next drive and resume the tale!