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"The reading by the acclaimed Frank Muller has a fine, dramatic touch." (Library Journal)
"Conrad, I think, was right in regarding it [Nostromo] as his greatest creation, and it seems to me one of the world's great novels." (F.R. Leavis)
I'm not even sure why I downloaded this audio book. I had read 'Heart of Darkness' in high school, but was unfamiliar with anything else by Conrad. This is one of the best books I have ever read/heard. The story is incredible. Everyone should read this book. After reading it, I rented the BBC mini series on sideo tape for another interpretation. It didn't hold a candle to the book, but it's still compelling.
This has always been one of my favorite novels. Subtitled, "A Paradise of Snakes" in some printings, it's a great story with incredible characters and masterful use of the language. I remember once reading that this was Conrad's expose of discovering America. And what an analogy it is (and perhaps the precursor of the Spaghetti Western. . . ). This reader, however, turns poetic prose into something of a snore.
I truelly enjow Frank Muller narration. He is excellent as ever. The stort however is world salad. I rewind several sections and just can't follow the story. For Mr. Mullers best listen All the Pretty horses or Shawshank redemtion. I pray his recover is going well. What a loss to all audio readers! Gave up one this one, though.
This was the only book I've listened to that I've had to leave unfinished. I just couldn't get through more than a few hours. I think the main problem is that this book just doesn't lend itself to narration very well. Perhaps a different narrator would help, but I doubt it. It seemed like a good book, though - I'll try the print version.
This is a truely great book but does not function as an audio book - too many characters and too much description. It's really difficult to keep tabs on all of the elements.
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