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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Canongate Scottish Collection Publisher: Canongate Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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Lord Jim is a riveting story of courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and growth. This story follows the fortunes of Jim, first mate of a ship named Patna, which is abandoned along with the passengers. Jim suffers shame in court for dereliction of duty. And in abandoning his responsibilities, Jim is always on the run from his past, which affects all his relationships.

Only in a faraway culture and settlement - a small island in Malay Peninsula (southern Thailand and Sumatra) - does he find respect and marriage. But not quite peace....

In its social context, the novel and the character of Jim reflect the changing values and difficulties facing a fading empire.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/16/2014

    " A lot of people read Heart of Darkness in high school and then act like they know Joseph Conrad; it's annoying. Read Lord Jim instead. It's a similar story about the "dark heart of man" and the Western colonization of exotic cultures, but better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Gager | 2/8/2014

    " Here's an example of my occasional confusion about whether I read a book or not. I'm pretty sure I did but if I did it probably followed seeing the Peter O'Toole movie and I get the two confused. The movie was a star-packed actioner but only so-so. Date read is a guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Asa | 1/27/2014

    " This book is plotted like a classical tragedy, telling the story of Jim, a man with a fatal flaw, his attempts to run away from his actions, and how everything finally catches up to him. You see everything that happens from a distance, since most of the book except for the first few chapters is narrated by Captain Marlow, a man who learns about the things that happen to Jim from what people tell him, both Jim himself and others who become involved in different ways. This way of telling the story worked for me, because Jim as a character wasn't very interesting to me but the slow reveal of what happened to him, how it affected people around him, and what Marlow thought of it kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Gretkus | 1/22/2014

    " I was always impressed by Conrad's style and eloquence. Let's not forget - He wasn't an english writer. What he accomplished is unbelievable. This is an undying subject - the rise and the fall of a human will in a magnificent literary form. The book not to be forgotten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Rosenow | 1/9/2014

    " Wow. a long, long read, but absorbing beyond belief. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 1/7/2014

    " I just don't like Conrad. He is smarter than I am and I don't enjoy reading his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 12/21/2013

    " A lot of people don't like Conrad for various reasons, but this is dark in a fascinating rather than morbid way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kecia | 12/16/2013

    " I just didn't dig it. It was ok but I don't think I even want to go back and try it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Spain | 12/15/2013

    " One of those books I skipped in college, with good reason: it is infernally long. It's also, however, quite good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ben | 12/11/2013

    " I remember this as a dull fussy sort of book that I couldn't wait to finish and move on to something else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Dudek | 12/4/2013

    " this book started off awesome, but the second half drags a little bit. ended awesome though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/18/2013

    " My mind wandered a lot while reading this meaning it just didn't hold my interest. Maybe I'll try to read it again sometime when I have fewer distractions. I liked the overall concept of the story and the writing/wording was in some places beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris | 11/18/2013

    " I really didn't care for Heart of Darkness, but this came highly recommended and I really liked it. Full of feelings of remorse and honor, forgiveness and redemption, it is uplifting and has some very thought-provoking passages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Oddrun | 10/5/2013

    " All too long, boring. I have tried to read it at least three times over the years, but now it is standing in one of my bookshelves, and there it is going to stay for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Constantine | 8/5/2013

    " reading this shortly after reading A Bend In The River improved both books for me. Add Kipling'a Kim to the mix and you get a truly astounding view of many of the different ways Colonialism screwed up so many people involved in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martine Chantraine | 2/5/2013

    " Will most likely re read this book, it is a fascinating novel! next time I read it I will take an atlas along to follow the itinerary more closely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Mark King | 12/12/2012

    " A great book...fascinating use of narration and shifts in perspectives and time. Jim is an interesting (if not entirely easy to sympathize with) character. His story is sad, but not quite sad enough to justify the sacrifice he makes, nor the brutality of his end. Still, I quite enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 10/10/2012

    " My High school English teacher always claimed that Lord Jim in a hero, but I still maintain that he is an anti-hero. I won't write me essay here, but I enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Sawyer | 9/15/2012

    " Much better than The Heart of Darkness... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro Bertorello | 7/20/2012

    " the book everybody should read beforer opening their mouth to criticize the lives of others. "

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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.