Some of us around Tor.com believe firmly that Moby Dick is an epic beast straight out of a science fiction or fantasy story. And although many of our favorite people have narrated/played Ahab over the years, we’re thrilled that a new narration has been recorded with Benedict Cumberbatch! Listen below the cut for a clip.
Cumberbatch is one of several performers involved with the Moby Dick Big Read project, which will feature different voices reading aloud all 135 the chapters of the famous novel. (Other than Cumberbatch, notable performers so far include Tilda Swinton and Stephen Fry!) Check out an excerpt of Cumberbatch reading below the cut!