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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Michael Pennington Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents Joseph Conrad's Nostromo, adapted for listening and available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Michael Pennington.

There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot. He will see it every time he closes his eyes. He will never forget it till he is dead - and even then...

In the exotic South American republic of Costaguana, the San Tomé silver mine provides opportunities for untold wealth and power. Yet amid the turbulence and brutality of Latin American politics, everyone associated with it - from the compromised English mine-owner Gould to the grasping businessman Holroyd, from the revolutionary Montero to the loyal and seemingly incorruptible worker Nostromo - becomes somehow irrevocably tainted. Nostromo is a grandiose epic, startlingly modern in its technique and political sophistication - and a masterpiece of tension, adventure, and mystery.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fred R | 2/15/2014

    " A consistently fluent prose style, although rarely profound or subtle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Patrick | 1/31/2014

    " A torturous book to get through. I lowered myself to skimming for much of the latter half, which is a shame, because it seemed more involving than the first half, which is a labyrinth of characters and chronological shifts containing nothing to make the reader care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by adam | 1/22/2014

    " Amazing writing, loved the imagery, Nostromo was a very interesting and rich character and the other characters were all wonderfully detailed, the plot evoked a magnificent world again what a great honor to read another work by Joseph Conrad... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by arg/machine | 1/5/2014

    " This certified Conrad classic is in the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here. "

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