I just found this, and thought I would share it, as it is fantastic: Moby Dick is being read, chapter by chapter, one chapter a day, for free online. Read by such luminaries as Simon Callow, Tilda Swinton, the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Will Self, China Mieville, Benedict Cumberbatch........the list goes on. It is very exciting, organized by author Philip Hoare, who wrote the book about The whale and Moby Dick, called appropriately The Whale:
I own this book, and I own Moby Dick, which you will recall I set out earlier this year to read. I haven't got past the first page (mostly because I got distracted by other books) and now I find this a lovely reason to get to it! I can hardly believe it, all these great actors and writers and also ordinary citizens of Britain - so many people volunteered that they had more readers than chapters. Isn't that wonderful? Here is the link to the site where one chapter will be read each day - appropriately named mobydickbigread.com . 135 chapters, 135 days. Here is the link to the fabulous Guardian article that discusses it.
I am most definitely tempted to join in. I can read a chapter a day. How about you? At the very least, to listen to it being read by some wonderful people. It's very exciting!