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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

    • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

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    • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just bliss

    • By Fiona on 13-05-16

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    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Mike Dolan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Lord Jim" is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. An early and primary event is the abandonment of a ship in distress by its crew including the young British seaman Jim. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with himself and his past.

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    • The Secret Agent

    • A Simple Tale
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is an exploration of the nature of evil and how far a man can go towards it when released from the constraints of what can be called civilisation. Before beginning his life as a writer at the age of 36, Conrad spent 16 years as a merchant seaman. In 1889 he became captain of a steamboat in the Congo Free State, and the atrocities he witnessed there, perpetrated by the representatives of the Belgian colonial powers, led him to write what he called his Congo Diary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough, but worthwhile.

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Great Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Halifax, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    A superb collection of classic ghost stories from the world's great storytellers. 1. "Lot No. 249" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 2. "The Phantom Rickshaw" by Rudyard Kipling. 3. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R James. 4. "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe. 5. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. 6. "The Finest Story in the World" by Rudyard Kipling. 7. "The Apparition of Mrs. Veal" by Daniel Defoe. 8. "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe. 9. "They" by Rudyard Kipling. 10. "Labadoyere’s Doom" by Lord Halifax. 11. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott. And more...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long slow stuff

    • By Qaestor on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our agent, a man named Mr Verloc, minds his own business while he keeps his shop in London's Soho, alongside his wife, who attends to her aged mother and disabled brother. Their lives are turned upside down when Verloc is reluctantly employed to plant a bomb and destroy an observatory in London. What was once the perfect bomb plot inevitably turns awry and Verloc, his family and his associates are forced to face the consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different kind of Conrad.

    • By Irene on 21-05-16

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This classic tale of intrigue, mystery and adventure takes place on the ivory harvesting and trade route in the Congo, in the depths of Africa. In this audiobook, Marlow, a sea captain on a ship at anchor, retells a story of his assignment upon a steamer ship in the Congo to a group of his ship mates. During his mission he is asked to retrieve and return Kurtz, an ivory hunter with a resounding reputation where ever his name is mentioned, who delivers more ivory than all the other stations combined, and who has a reverenced effect on the natives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read like the trailer voice guy

    • By Mr C R CLAY on 10-10-18

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    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Threlfall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    Exclusively from Audible. The Secret Agent is based on an actual attempt made in 1894 to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. A labyrinth of greed, corruption, and betrayal, it is the most darkly humorous of all Conrad's tales. It follows a European secret agent, Adolf Verloc, 'a London shop owner' with anarchist leanings who becomes reluctantly involved in a plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory. Full of great characters, melodramatic irony and psychological intrigue the tale is far from simple....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Faulty product

    • By Steven on 25-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Heart of Darkness" is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon. The story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. "Heart of Darkness" exposes the myth behind colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist, Marlow, encounters--the darkness of the Congo wilderness, the darkness of the European's cruel treatment of the natives, and the unfathomable darkness within every human being for committing heinous acts of evil.

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joseph Conrad’s multilayered masterpiece tells of one nation's violent revolution and one hero's moral degeneration. Conrad convincingly invents an entire country, Costaguana, and sets it afire as warlords compete for power and a fortune in silver.

    Señor Gould, adamant that his silver should not become spoil for his enemies, entrusts it to his faithful longshoreman, Nostromo, a local hero of sorts whom Señor Gould believes to be incorruptible.

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    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    This classic precursor to the modern day spy novel was recently in headlines when it was revealed that the Unabomber drew considerable inspiration from its prophetic portrait of terrorism. Written in 1907 and set in Edwardian London, The Secret Agent resonates just as strongly in today's world, where a handful of fanatics can still play mad politics and victimize the innocent.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Two

    • By: Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: BJ Harrison
    • Length: 37 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Relish the wonders of Classic Literature in B.J. Harrison’s second season of The Classic Tales Podcast. Experience more of the greatest fiction ever written, as it comes to life in this unprecedented audiobook. Adventure from Jack London and Edgar Rice Burroughs, gothic suspense from Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allan Poe, humor from Mark Twain and P.G. Wodehouse - this collection has it all, complete and unabridged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs editing

    • By L.T.THREADGOLD on 22-10-16

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    • Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Time Machine, War of the Worlds: Plus Bonus Books

    • By: Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Korey Samuel, Mark Neilson, Christine Hughes, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this program, you will receive unabridged recordings.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Volunteer Recordings (Librivox) Are Free Elsewhere

    • By nero5 on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Graham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story tells of Jim, a young, good-looking, genial, and naive water-clerk on the Patna, a cargo ship plying Asian waters. One night, when the ship collides with an obstacle and begins to sink, acting on impulse, Jim jumps overboard and lands in a lifeboat, which happens to be bearing the unscrupulous captain and his cohorts away from the disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marlow brought to life

    • By William on 22-04-11

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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    Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good reading, but I was distracted by the accent

    • By Anonymous User on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In fading light on the Thames Estuary near London, as Charles Marlow and his companions relax on deck, waiting for the turn of the tide, he tells of the time he turned ‘freshwater sailor’ on the River Congo. His perilous journey upriver in a little steamboat with a band of white colonialists and a group of cannibals takes him closer to the coveted ivory, closer to Kurtz the rogue agent, closer to certain unspeakable rites and the heart of darkness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rewarding listen - well read

    • By sarah on 02-08-11

    Regular price: £7.89

    • Under Western Eyes

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Under Western Eyes, Joseph Conrad's novel of political treachery and oppression, of betrayal, guilt, and intrigue, begins with a bomb that kills its intended target, a hated Russian minister of police, along with a number of innocent bystanders. A young student named Razumov hides the perpetrator, then betrays him and becomes a spy among his exiled comrades. He faces a moral dilemma from which there is no escape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping spy thriller

    • By Sydney on 20-08-11

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Secret Agent was one of the first espionage novels ever written, and it is certainly one of the finest in the oeuvre of Joseph Conrad. The story concerns the attempt by a group of back-alley revolutionaries to destroy one of London's most famous landmarks and thereby set off a revolution.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by the narrator

    • By Adam on 26-04-09

    Regular price: £23.09

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