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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Set in Malaya, Almayer's Folly is Joseph Conrad's first novel. In it, he charts the decline of a Dutch merchant after a 25-year struggle against overwhelming odds. Though married to a bitter and hateful Malayan wife, Almayer refuses to accept the financial ruin which he has precipitated. Instead, he dreams of fantastic wealth and a return to the civilization of his youth, accompanied by his loving daughter, Nina. But when Nina turns away from his elusive fantasies to the stark reality of her native lover, Almayer must face his inevitable destruction. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bibliomantic | 2/19/2014

    " Was about to start 'An Outcast of the Islands' and decided to re-read this one first since it follows some of the same characters and it's been years since I read Almayer, and I really liked it. I think I like it even more upon the second reading--a very nice beginning to my upcoming Conrad binge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 1/23/2014

    " Almayer's live on the Malay archipelago. The only white man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/18/2014

    " The characters were more real than in "Heart of Darkness" and "The Lagoon". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 12/10/2013

    " Enjoyed! Much better than Heart of Darkness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calvin | 11/24/2013

    " Generally considered a minor work, I think in some ways it jsut made it on to my my book shelf at the right time for my to appreciate Conrad's style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Reeser | 11/19/2013

    " I thought this was much better than Lord Jim, which I never could finish. I love Conrad's poetic style. I am always amazed that he wrote such lyric prose, considering that English was his third language. This story is a great sultry south seas novel, and I usually hate anything with this setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Grinton | 11/18/2013

    " I have read this one several times. I really admire it. Conrad is probably my favourite author and this is my favourite book. It's not a perfect book but it has a pulse and passion. I always feel connected to the current of life whenever I read anything by Conrad and I feel it most strongly here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haaze | 7/20/2013

    " Fantastic! Conrad's first novel has some amazing passages weaving the human psyche in unison with the dynamics of the surrounding nature. A pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/20/2013

    " About as fine a first novel as I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lockhart | 12/6/2012

    " Conrad's first published novel anticipates Heart Of Darkness, with a similar tale set in dutch Borneo. Marvellously atmospheric and without victorian verbosity. Pack this in your bag if you're off to S E Asia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Mossa | 8/9/2012

    " i love his sentences but i couldn t follow the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shedhead | 7/18/2012

    " Early Conrad, before he became modernist and interesting. So it reads like a boys own adventure story. Still, interesting enoughfor Conrad nerds (like me!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gareth Wiles | 7/7/2012

    " Conrad's first, and possibly weakest, effort. Still a thought-provoking read, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy Good | 1/1/2012

    " Conrad's first and well worth the time. Don't let my three-star review scare you away. This just allows for the four- and, yes, five-star reviews that some of his more mature works deserve. This was my second time through Almayer and I enjoyed it a good bit more this time 'round. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 11/4/2011

    " Oh, white people. When will you learn to leave other cultures alone? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shedhead | 5/14/2011

    " Early Conrad, before he became modernist and interesting. So it reads like a boys own adventure story. Still, interesting enoughfor Conrad nerds (like me!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/5/2011

    " Oh, white people. When will you learn to leave other cultures alone? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 1/2/2011

    "
    i love his sentences but i couldn t follow the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/14/2010

    " About as fine a first novel as I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 6/20/2009

    " Enjoyed! Much better than Heart of Darkness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lockhart | 8/25/2008

    " Conrad's first published novel anticipates Heart Of Darkness, with a similar tale set in dutch Borneo. Marvellously atmospheric and without victorian verbosity. Pack this in your bag if you're off to S E Asia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bibliomantic | 5/7/2008

    " I know, I know, I should really give it 4 stars because it's not Conrad's best, but for some reason I can't. I really liked this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calvin | 3/9/2008

    " Generally considered a minor work, I think in some ways it jsut made it on to my my book shelf at the right time for my to appreciate Conrad's style. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.