"...he seemed to stare... with that wide and immense stare embracing, condemning, loathing all the universe. I seemed to hear the whispered cry, 'The horror! The horror!'"
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.
Public Domain (P)2010 Naxos Audiobooks
A great reading of a great book. However, I felt that the way Mr Horovitch read the last words of Mr. Kurtz-though having a very great voice in fact-was not how it should have been read, lacking a certain depth that is all together necessary. Even still, I did enjoy his reading of it and could over look(hear?) this dissapointment and still enjoy listening to it several times over. Though perhaps this may be more appropriately to Mr. Conrad's credit.
One of the great works of modern fiction in English, narrated by a reader who does not appear to understand the story. Seems to miss every irony.
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