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  • Heart of Darkness

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Although Heart of Darkness was one of the first literary texts to provide a critical view of European imperial activities, it was initially read by critics as anything but controversial. While the book was generally admired, it was typically seen either as a condemnation of a certain type of adventurer who could easily take advantage of imperialism’s opportunities, or else as a sentimental novel reinforcing domestic values: Kurtz’s Intended, who appears at the novella’s conclusion, was roundly praised by turn-of-the-century reviewers for her maturity and sentimental appeal. A classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Pippa on 06-04-17

Terrible narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Great classic book but ruined by the very odd narration that sounds like it has been done by a computer rather than a person!

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