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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (141,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Brian Cox Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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In these two magnificent novellas Conrad explores the question of self-discovery through powerful and exciting narratives: in Youth, the experienced seaman Marlow tells the story of a young man's coming of age on his first voyage to the East, while in Heart of Darkness he describes with terrifying depth and vividness the slide into corruption of an idealistic trader, Kurtz, who has become the demi-devil of the Inner Station in the Belgian Congo...

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaro | 2/17/2014

    " To be able to write like that... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elisa | 2/14/2014

    " I hate this book. A lot. Conrad's writing is so torturous having teeth pulled would be more fun than reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 2/4/2014

    " Read because it's a classic and because I've read a lot about the history of Africa. For me, it's not a book I particularly enjoyed and I was glad when I'd finished it. It's an interesting perspective in terms of the time it was written but that is about all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duncan Whitehead | 1/21/2014

    " Kurtz....one of the best characters ever written, in my opinion, I love this book and it deserves it place among the classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A.R. Voss | 1/9/2014

    " I spoke of Shakespeare in an earlier review on being a difficult read to get into, but then you will get used to the language and the words will flow easier, but Joseph Conrad in my opinion is much more difficult to get used to. I first read his Lord Jim, recommended by an English teacher back in college and had the hardest time keeping up with action and the language, however it is an interesting experience, specially when you finally get used to this author you can see the genius behind his work. Still due to the fact the story was hard to follow for me I didn't care for it as much as I hoped I would. Maybe some day soon I need to give this book another chance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sally Jones | 1/7/2014

    " I hated this book. I admit I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Welles | 11/19/2013

    " The "inherit the wind" of its' genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Linnell | 11/10/2013

    " Read it for freshman english at Dartmouth. A classic but not my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demian Kendall | 10/31/2013

    " That moment of shame when you realize that English was Joseph Conrad's second language. I don't own a copy of Heart of Darkness that isn't scribbled with notes remarking on his genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope Michelson | 10/30/2013

    " damn this was worth reading again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Neal | 5/27/2013

    " This book is a deceptively dense book. On my first two required readings of the book, I hated it. Upon my third required reading, it clicked and I absolutely loved it. I've revisited it often sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 2/11/2013

    " Technically interesting. Very dense. Excellent tho disturbing descriptions. Odd having an immense build up to meet the major object of the book only to have him die a few pages later. Many unanswered questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoli | 8/7/2012

    " Now I have to watch Apocalypse Now again... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Robbins | 6/25/2012

    " Whether I liked it or not, it has stayed with me a long time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare Tigoglu | 6/5/2012

    " just cannot get into it................. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace Hinnergardt | 6/9/2011

    " A work worth tremendous literary value "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phiona | 5/4/2011

    " This book reminds me of The Emperor's new Clothes. For me it is one of those books scholars tell you you need to read because it belongs to the canon. I have decided to create my own. I hated this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mauriah | 9/11/2010

    " why did i not read this book before? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/10/2010

    " A classic...and a good one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diajeng | 4/15/2009

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 3/30/2009

    " 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 | 8/11/2008

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patty | 3/27/2008

    " I know that this is a classic, but I just found it boring. Just me I guess. "

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