On Audible Stories Melville’s Moby Dick performed by Anthony Heald is available for free

If you aren't already, listen to the remarkable performance of Anthony Heald reading the greatest adventure story plus spiritual parable ever told. It will blow you away. — Read on stories.audible.com/pdp/B0036N9OKA

‘Surreal immediacy’: how a 1,000-page novel became a 45-hour audiobook | Books | The Guardian

Finishing a good book should leave you feeling bereft for a little while, but it’s rare to leave a novel with your brain vibrating at a different frequency. After I finished Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport – a single-sentence stream of consciousness set entirely within the mind of an Ohio housewife – I experienced a comedown. [...]

The Great Queen Semiramis of Assyria (800 BC) : from Biblitheca Historica

http://www.youtube.com/watch Before Alexander the Great (c 356-320 BC) marched to the frontiers of India through the wreck of the Persian Empire; before Cyrus the Great (c 600-530 BC), the first Emperor of the Persians conquered those frontier lands, there was the legendary queen Semiramis - who led the first recorded invasion from the West into [...]