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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Nigel Anthony Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Nostromo is Conrad's masterwork, a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. A profoundly dark moral fable set in the surroundings of a silver mine, it is a story of power, love, and revolution in the fictional South American country of Costaguana. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 2/19/2014

    " A challenging book to listen to. The author uses a lot of detail which is at times hard to follow. This book would be better in hand read than in audiobook. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Houlihan | 2/2/2014

    " If this hadn't been narrated by Frank Muller (RIP) I wouldn't have finished it. It's not all Conrad's fault: I started out not liking Conrad (which might be his fault) and just enjoying Muller's voice, and then I realized I had no idea WTF was going on and didn't care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/27/2014

    " Started off a bit slow, especially since I love Conrad, however grew to be a great book. Funny how many different areas of the world, fictional or no, these seaside stories take place. SE Asia, Africa, S America. Must read for Conrad fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desiree | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting book. I had higher expectations because I loved Conrad's Under Western Eyes. This was heralded as Conrad's War and Peace. It was long like War and Peace but to mention it in the same breath as that heightened expectations which left me disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick\ | 1/16/2014

    " Business first, humaity last. Suffering. Death. Resolution, of sort. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Persephone Abbott | 1/16/2014

    " I feel as though I've read a few books rolled into "Nostromo" while trying to battle my way through this book. At first I found the writing beautiful and engaging, but then a fourth of the way through, the novel fell flat. I read that Conrad had a ghost writer named Ford Madox Ford who pushed through what was supposed to be a short story and shoved it on its way to becoming a paperback re-edition in 465 pages that landed in my path. Then when my patience was about exhausted, suddenly better prose showed up again. I continued my way through this novel, but at one point I was beginning to think, "Am I reading 'Gone with the Wind'?" No it wasn't my imagination, the book takes on a distinct Mitchell flavor and a good dose of western imperialism in the story and the perspective of the story, but it was written well before Mitchell's best seller. I enjoyed reading "Gone with the Wind" when I was a teenager and I think I would have liked this book back then too, after all I enjoyed Dumas (translated). There are fans of this book, even one who has made an entire website dedicated to "Nostromo" (really, I kid you not - google and check it out) and the BBC made a costume drama out of it. The book definitely has something romantic and attractive to it, and some good writing too here and there but unfortunately I read it decades too late. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 12/16/2013

    " Lengthy, but occasional moments of brilliant writing. The chapter of Nostromo's gold laden boat passing the military freighter on the windless night is writing at its finest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Creighton Brown | 12/14/2013

    " Read this with Marquez'es Love in the time of Cholera they have many parallels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 8/19/2013

    " Dense, difficult, wordy. Unimpressed. Quit 1/3 through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gavin | 7/29/2013

    " Conrad at his best... a must read for anyone interested in Latin American history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anthony | 7/18/2013

    " The book was alright. I wasn't jumping for you because part of it was difficult to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cylonmoon | 4/25/2013

    " not my favorite but conrad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K. Smith | 12/20/2012

    " still excellent writing, although a bit more archaic than his other ones "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/9/2012

    " This book took me forever and a day to read, but it was worth it. I liked it a lot. I bought the movie version (on VHS) afterwards. That decision was mainly due to the fact that Colin Firth was in it!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 5/31/2012

    " This is a very long story. I figure most people probably will never finish it. To me it was very interesting, Conrads everyman Anti-hero! Nostromo! Nostromo! Who is Nostromo? I liked it and would recommend it to anyone who likes Conrad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip Knox | 5/6/2012

    " This was the most difficult Conrad for me. Which means it was still one of the best books I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christen Mamenko | 5/5/2011

    " This book could have been fabulous - but there was too much "blah, blah, blah" and not enough action. Perhaps if it had only been half as long, it would have gotten 4-5 stars from me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete Cochran | 4/30/2011

    " Very Good Book! I can see several storylines lifted from this novel and used by other writers. So I call it a must read as a Creative Filter before a complement is given to other writers. "

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

    " A story about an English pirate and silver treasure! Set in a pre turn of the century Latin American colony, this story was very captivating for many reasons. The adventure aspect wasn't exaggerated and the pace of the story captures the reader's attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 2/8/2011

    " Total Rating: 3 of 10

    Characters: 0 of 2
    Themes/Symbols: 1 of 2
    Plot: 0 of 2
    Prose: 2 of 2
    Wider Influence: 0 of 2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/26/2011

    " Holy crap, this was a tough read but well worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K.c. | 1/16/2011

    " Not an easy book to get into, nor to keep reading once you're into it. But it does pick up steam eventually, and I appreciate its Modernist impulse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anthony | 1/13/2011

    " The book was alright. I wasn't jumping for you because part of it was difficult to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 12/30/2010

    " Read this book in 2006. Don't recall at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 11/29/2010

    " Although a gripping story at times filled with romantic drama, Conrad’s vision seems a bit blurred here. One doesn’t know quite how to feel at the end—that what seem great heroic deeds always have their funny backstories? "

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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.

About the Narrator

Nigel Anthony is best known for his extensive broadcasts for BBC radio as a leading actor and for his Earphones Award–winning audio narrations. He has also appeared many times on television in series such as Casualty and Coronation Street, while on the stage he has appeared in Sick Dictators and Ghosts and has worked with Alan Ayckbourn and the Royal Shakespeare Company.