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Download 'Youth' and 'Heart of Darkness' Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Jim Roberts Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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These two famous stories by Joseph Conrad are both told by the same narrator - Marlow. As the main character in Youth, Marlow tells the story of his first voyage to the East as second mate on board the Judea. In the story, the 20-year-old Marlow is contrasted with the 60-year-old skipper and the grandfatherly third mate. Marlow states: I felt like a small boy between two grandfathers.

Heart of Darkness features Marlow 22 years later and deals with maturity and old age.This highly symbolic story follows Marlow as he recounts his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary. Marlow was employed to transport ivory downriver, but his more pressing assignment was to return another trader, Kurtz, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz had an unsavory reputation throughout the region. The last sentences in the story, including Kurtz words ,The Horror, The Horror, are among the most famous in English literature. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diajeng | 11/19/2013

    " Definitely told us about the humanity, the history of African and its colonialism of the European "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 11/3/2012

    " A classic...and a good one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan Dilauro | 9/26/2012

    " 3 fine stories. Each an exploration into the minds of briny men from a world that no longer exists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Miller | 8/16/2012

    " Youth; Heart of Darkness; The End of the Tether (Penguin Classics) by Joseph Conrad (1995) "

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

    " I have a different edition of this, but it contains the same stories (mostly). I have only read Youth, thus far. Youth was great. I look forward to reading the rest of the stories in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Usha | 12/22/2011

    " Heart of Darkness is a complex novel. Conrad's writing displays excellent character development and influential themes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jonathan | 11/18/2011

    " over-rated classic. not impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/1/2011

    " Going mad on a steamer in the Congo. Sounds like extreme tourism, except in the wrong century. Haunting book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K.K. | 6/1/2011

    " Not even sure what I just read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 6/1/2011

    " A classic of modern literature. The horror! Read it and then go watch Apocalypse Now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/28/2011

    " Masterpiece. Truly one of the great books. I re-read it this time in conjunction with the Cliff notes, and saw diferent facets.
    I am now inspired to watch "Apocalyse Now" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edy | 5/26/2011

    " Didn't enjoy this book much--I wonder if it would be a different story now that I am older. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ashley | 5/25/2011

    " I hate you, Heart of Darkness. Will I hate you as much my 3rd time through? Thanks to my Postcolonial lit class... we're about to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 5/25/2011

    " A classic. Dated. Easy to read, but hard to enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/25/2011

    " Once you get used to the language and cadence of the writing this book is awesome. An epic adventure deep into the congo on a riverboat in... the late 1800's? Beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 5/22/2011

    " I read this as part of my Advanced Placement English class during my senior year at Roy High School.
    This book had a lot of symbolism. Everything there was meant to be "dark." I still remember it after 40 years. It kinda gave me a creepy feeling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 5/22/2011

    " This book was a real challenge for me. Book group wanted to read a classic and someone picked this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 5/21/2011

    " One of my favorite books due to the contemplative nature of the narrative and its dialogue concerning the human experience. "

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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

Jim Roberts is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children’s books.