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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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 989
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 855

    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting and beautiful

    • By S. Goodyear on 13-04-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • 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
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why didn't I read the reviews

    • By ramshaw on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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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    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    Regular price: £40.69

    • 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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • The Secret Agent

    • A Simple Tale
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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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    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nostromo is a colorful and adventurous tale set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana. In the midst of a revolution, the citizens of Costaguana live under a brutal dictatorship of Ribiera, a ruthless leader kept in power through foreigners and their dark money. The oligarch government has become so corrupt that the citizens of Costaguana have had enough. In fear of losing his wealth, Charles Gould, the leader of a wealthy family, asks Nostromo for help in getting his vast silver fortune out of the city.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Threlfall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Chris on 10-10-18

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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 Kiwi on 19-03-18

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Secret Agent

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done Roger

    • By Miss on 28-03-13

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Heart of Darkness

    • Audio Book Bestseller Classics Collection
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

     A wild story of a journalist who becomes manager of a station in the (African) interior and makes himself worshipped by a tribe of savages. The story of the civilized, enlightened Mr. Kurtz, who embarks on a harrowing "night journey" into the savage heart of Africa, only to find his dark and evil soul. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Do not buy.

    • By JMD on 06-12-18

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Fifty Classic Horror Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fifty of the greatest classic horror stories ever written: 1. "The Beast with Five Fingers" by W. F. Harvey 2. "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs 3. "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain 5. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson 6. "Fingers of a Hand" by H. D. Everett 7. "The Interruption" by W. W. Jacobs 8. "Gavon’s Eve" by E. F. Benson 9. "The Ring of Thoth" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 10. "Moon’s Gibbet" by Egerton Castle 11. "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator from Hell

    • By AnnG on 19-12-15

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • The Best of British Short Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A fascinating collection of tales from some of Great Britain's finest classic authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad narration

    • By Mr. A. Moore on 14-07-18

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Classic Joseph Conrad and Henry James Dramas starring Ralph Richardson, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Joseph Conrad, Henry James
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘The Tale’ and 'The Black Mate' adapted from the original story by Joseph Conrad and ‘The Aspern Papers’ adapted from the original story by Henry James.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Nostromo

    • A Tale of the Seaboard
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    One of the greatest political novels in any language, Nostromo reenacts the establishment of modern capitalism in a remote South American province locked between the Andes and the Pacific. In Sulaco, a harbor town in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, a vivid cast of characters is caught up in a civil war to decide whether its fabulously wealthy silver can be preserved from the hands of venal politicians.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Life is too short.

    • By AMS on 21-04-14

    Regular price: £25.69

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