Moby Dick Big Read

A detail from The Whale by David AustinMoby Dick is 135 chapters long, and beginning this week, The Moby Dick Big Read is podcasting it a chapter a day.

(Podcasting a whale story…ha!)

Actress Tilda Swinton read chapter one; Captain Robert Hone, Lecturer in Nautical Studies at Plymouth University in the UK, read chapter 2; Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, John Waters, and several scores of other known and unknown voices will be reading chapters. And each day’s link is accompanied by a piece of contemporary art inspired by the book.

Thoroughly looking forward to this.

(Found via The Guardian‘s feature story on the project. Click here to listen to or download chapters as they are posted.)

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