Chapter 10 is read by one of my favorite actors (and writers, as far as that goes), Stephen Fry. I looked forward to Fry's reading, and my only disappointment is that the chapter, at only four pages, is one of the shorter ones in the book.
The reader of this chapter is Neil Tennant - but which Neil Tennant? My hunch is that this is the singer/musician who found fame with The Pet Shop Boys, rather than the South African philosopher/college professor.
New Zealand author Witi Ihimaera's Maori accent makes him the perfect reader for this chapter. Too, Ihimaera, the author of the 1987 novel The Whale Rider (made into a successful movie fifteen years later), is not unfamiliar with whales and the whaling culture.
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