He became a naturalized British citizen in 1886. He wrote many books and stories, but the two that remain most popluar are Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. Lord Jim is both an adventure story and a story of tragedy and repentence.
©1900 Blackwood's Magazine; (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings
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"raw but good"
By "raw" I mean that this recording does not sound quite as polished as more recent versions. But it has a very authentic intensity in the reading that I thought was missing in the others I tried. Very easy to get caught up in this one.
"Lord Jim - The Spiral of Decent for Honor"
Story: It is classic so I have nothing new to add. I found the book interesting in the exploration of a person to trying to recapture their honor which reflects the times of the writer. The story move a slower pace than I used to but that reflects the art of the times and there were some good explorations of the characters that made up for or were the reason for the slowing of the story.
Production: Good. The sound quality was good but it could have been better. The reader's voice was flat.
Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo.
"Terrible narration; poor sound quality"
The sound quality is uneven, but the actor mispronouces horribly and often: sailors walk along the KWAY and the esplanad-AY, and poignant becomes POIG-nant. It's testing my patience. Cognac is COG-nac, gunwale is gunWALE (not gunnel).
He could learn the basic vocabulary.
"Poor audio and dull reader"
Gretchen is spot on with her review: "Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo."
To this I would add the reader Jim Roberts reads the story in a flat monotone which makes an interesting story almost unbearable.
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