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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen to Before You Die 1

    • By: Lewis Carroll, Joseph Conrad, Miguel de Cervantes, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
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    Contents: "Alice in wonderland", "Heart of darkness", "Don Quixote", "Curious case of Benjamin Button", "The Raven", "The metamorphosis", "The call of the wild", "The art of war", "The war of the worlds", "Apology of Socrates".

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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
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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
    • Haunting and beautiful

    • By S. Goodyear on 13-04-16

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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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    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

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Murphy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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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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    • Under Western Eyes

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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    Acclaimed as one of Conrad's finest literary achievements, this gripping novel deftly depicts the political turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia and follows the dramatic developments in the life of a student, Razumov, as he prepares for a career in the czarist bureaucracy. In a plot that twists and turns, Razumov unwittingly becomes embroiled in a revolutionary conspiracy when he gives refuge to a fellow student who assassinated a public official. Increasingly enmeshed in the radical's political intrigue, he betrays the anarchist who had placed blind faith in him.

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No, No, No!

    • By Niccolò Machiavelli on 24-03-19

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    • The Secret Agent

    • A Simple Tale
    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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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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    • 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
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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.

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

    • By ramshaw on 05-11-18

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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    On a becalmed yawl in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells a tale of Africa. His job there is to find the enigmatic Kurtz, but his journey further and further upriver reveals the brutality of the white Imperialists who run the country. Established as one of the great English novels, and a story of mythic power, Heart of Darkness is rich in meaning – allusive, enthralling, and haunting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Symbolic of culture and human nature

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Mike Dolan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Get this book but not this version

    • By Stuart Nelson on 23-10-18

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    • Lord Jim

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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    From his many years on the high seas as a mariner, mate, and captain, Joseph Conrad created unique works, including Heart of Darkness, that have left an indelible mark on world literature. First published in 1899, his haunting novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I want to return this book but cannot find how to

    • By Brocklebank Malcolm A V on 10-09-13

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    • Youth, a Narrative

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: James O'Connell
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    An autobiographical short story written in 1898 and included as the first story in the 1902 volume" Youth, a Narrative", and "Two Other Stories". This volume also includes "Heart of Darkness" and "The End of the Tether", which are concerned with maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" is narrated by Charles Marlow who is also the narrator of "Heart of Darkness", "Lord Jim" and "Chance". Youth depicts his first journey to the East.

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    • The Secret Sharer

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Mark Mcnamara
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    A young man sets out on his first voyage as captain, aboard a vessel and among a crew that are equally unfamiliar to him. A mysterious night-swimmer climbs aboard, and, in keeping the presence of this fugitive a secret, the skipper risks both his captaincy and the safety of his ship. A test of nerve in the Gulf of Siam ensues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very odd story

    • By chimneyman on 30-03-19

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    • An Outcast of the Islands

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Mark Mcnamara
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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    "An Outcast of the Islands" is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1896, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vigar. The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. The story features Conrad's recurring character Tom Lingard, who also appears in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The Rescue (1920), in addition to sharing other characters with those novels.

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    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joseph Conrad's searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever taken. Quite simply the scariest book ever written, this is a searing tale of one of the strangest and most memorable journeys ever undertaken - to the heart of a geographical and psychological wilderness from which no-one returns unscarred. For this isn't simply a journey up an uncharted river into a geographical wilderness; rather, it's a trip deep into our collective subconscious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly poetic masterpiece, congenial narrator

    • By Raphael on 23-09-17

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    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very difficult to engage with

    • By Oli on 14-02-19

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    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
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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: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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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: Bob Neufeld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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     Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. This book was the basis for Francis Ford Coppola's classic Vietnam film Apocalypse Now

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    • Strange Riddles

    • Stories of Puzzles and Intrigues
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 24 mins
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    1. "The Mysterious Card" by Cleveland Moffett 2. "The Card Unveiled" by Cleveland Moffett 3. "The Problem of the Five Marks" by Melville Davisson Post 4. "A Terribly Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins 5. "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe 6. "Who Killed Charlie Winpole" by Ernest Bramah 7. "The Comedy at Fountain Cottage" by Ernest Bramah 8. "The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles" by William Le Queux 9. "The Hair" by A. J. Alan 10. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R. James, and many more....

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