Branagh was the perfect narrator for this dark novella. I can't listen to this without thinking about Apocalypse Now. Many of the scenes from the movie are taken from the book verbatim.
Wow. This is a stellar reading of this book- Branagh really brings it alive. Worth every penny. Anyone who loves this story should listen to this performance.
This was by far the best way to first experience Conrad's novel! Branagh has such an incredible voice and is able to capture the disturbed awe of the story's narrator so well I literally had goosebumps! Combine Branagh's perfection with Conrad's and it makes for excellent listening! I recommend this book, but especially this recording to everyone!
yes, this is a book utilised for the HSC but it is difficult to read it is so much better as an audible and Kenneth Branagh really brings it to life.
Kenneth Branagh adds depth and perception to the book which to read is dull and often difficult to follow as it is a narrative, Kenneth really breathes life into it.
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
At the end of this novela, I asked myself the same question as at the end of 'The Old Curiosity Shop.' What was it about? Sorry, but I don't understand all of the great reviews. It just didn't do anything for me. Since it was technically ok, I had to give it three stars.
Mother of 2 teens, alternate between reading for educational enrichment and pure pleasure. Like to run, bike, hike, and dance.
I was expecting a big cliffhanger at the end, something to shock me and although the performance was good the book was 3 hours too long.
Kenneth Brannagh did a great job.
I feel like i need to finish the books that I start so I thought this would be a quick listen and cure my burnout from a recent 24 hour listen. I hated it.
I don't as I didn't get far.
Narrator not bad, story just ruined it.
20 minutes doesn't allow a valid review.
I love books but this story just didn't seem to move along very well.
I didn't finish this book
The reading was excellent but it only served to remind me why I dont like Conrad
Follower of Christ, husband of one, father to four, student of philosophy, fan of Kentucky Wildcat basketball... that's all you need to know.
I'm afraid the book leaves too much to the imagination of the reader to understand what must have been taking place under Mr. Kurtz's leadership. I can see that human heads constitute finial ornaments on fence posts. I must have missed the explanation or the story behind them. I'll read it again; perhaps I'll see it coming next time.
I believe I might have seen this movie several years ago.
I've been slow to come around to audio books (reluctant as I am to take credit for having read a book when someone else read it to me). Mr. Branaugh's performance in this book was amazing. It so shaped the content, and my grasp of it, that as a result I'm much closer to abandoning those reservations completely in the future.