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Download El agente secreto IV (The Secret Agent IV) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,933 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Ana Begoña Eguileor Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Novelista británico de origen polaco nació en Berdichev, (actualmente en Ucrania) en 1857.Quedó huérfano a los 12 años, y a los 16 abandonó la Polonia ocupada por los rusos y se trasladó a Marsella. Durante los siguientes cuatro años navegó en barcos mercantes franceses, posteriormente se puso al servicio de la Marina mercante inglesa y obtuvo la nacionalidad británica. La vida en el mar y en puertos extranjeros constituye el telón de fondo de casi todos sus relatos, pero su obsesión fundamental fue la condición humana y la lucha del individuo entre el bien y el mal. Conrad murió en Bishopsbourne, cerca de Canterbury, en 1924. Influyó de manera decisiva en la novela moderna y es considerado como uno de los grandes escritores modernos en lengua inglesa, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano.

El agente secreto - En 1906 un acontecimiento real, el intento de volar el Observatorio de Greenwich por parte de un anarquista llamado Martial Bourdin, inspiró a Joseph Conrad el tema de un relato magistral. Sobre el telón de fondo del Londres de comienzos de siglo, una ciudad monstruosa e indiferente, se desarrolla la historia de un fallido atentado que revela el turbio entramado formado por el terrorismo internacional, la acción de la policía y la diplomacia deshonesta. Una profunda ironía que raya en comicidad impregna este relato intenso y armónico, imprevisiblemente dominado por una figura femenina, en un comienzo marginal, a quien una pasión casi maternal conduce a la locura y la desesperación.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt Stewart | 2/12/2014

    " You couldn't find a more ironically detached narrator than in this book. A precursor of things to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J A Green | 2/1/2014

    " The beginning and the end of the book are absolutely stunning. In the middle -- after the main event has already occured but while we're waiting for the reveal -- it falls down slightly. However, Conrad's writing is at all points stunning; he manages to come up with the most incredible turns of phrase - as when we describes a London street is like an aquarium from which the water has been drained. His observations of psychology are as powerful as those of Dostoevsky, and indeed the later part of the book reminded me of "Crime and Punishment"; it's gripping, suspenseful writing that is horrifying in how believable the emotions are. Unlike that book, though, there is a great deal of humour in this; the second chapter is particularly fun, as Mr Verloc nervously writhes under the suggestions of Mr Vladimir about what the target of a terrorist attack should be. It's a credit to Conrad that he's able to tackle such a serious issue, which resonates even more in today's world, with such grace and tact throughout. This is a book that deserves to be read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon Wright | 1/15/2014

    " Completely different than I expected, but interesting on a completely different plane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Spencer | 1/10/2014

    " Not your average spy novel, this goes into the spy's life and the people around him, and continues on well after he is found out. The action for which he is ultimately caught is fairly trivial compared to what happens in blockbuster spy novels & movies these days, and it doesn't even work out properly. It seems less like professional spies and more like everyday people playing spy, but this was also 100 years ago, so maybe that's how it was, I don't know. Definitely an entertaining read, where very little goes well for anyone, but that's OK as almost none of the characters are ultimately likable. "

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