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  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
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    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    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.

  • Nostromo | Joseph Conrad

    Nostromo

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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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.

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Austin Vanfleet
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    One evening as I was lying flat on the deck of my steamboat, I heard voices approaching - and there were the nephew and the uncle strolling along the bank. I laid my head on my arm again, and had nearly lost myself in a doze, when somebody said in my ear, as it were: "I am as harmless as a little child, but I don't like to be dictated to. Am I the manager - or am I not? I was ordered to send him there. It's incredible."

  • The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad

    The Secret Agent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    The Secret Agent is a Victorian terrorist tale that has found a new audience with today's audiences. Set in 1866 London, this book tells the story of Adolf Verloc, a shopkeeper turned anarchist.

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
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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.

  • Victory | Joseph Conrad

    Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Victory is the story of a loner who believes that the best way to avoid life's pain and pitfalls is to distance himself from others. In spite of his misgivings, Axel Heyst agrees to manage a coal company on a remote island. When the company eventually fails, he again turns his back on people and society, more convinced than ever that his original philosophy was right.

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By George Doyle
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    "Heart of Darkness" (1899) is a classic of world literature by Joseph Conrad. He acknowledged that "Heart of Darkness" was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 32, he was appointed to serve as the captain of a steamer on the Congo River by a Belgian trading company. The book tells a story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa.

  • The Secret Sharer | Joseph Conrad

    The Secret Sharer

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Wendy Ellison Mullen
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    A young sea captain discovers a stowaway - and allows him to stay, eventually seeing in him a reflection of himself. Or perhaps that's all there ever was. Wendy Mullen's contralto voice captures the music of the sea; you'll be mesmerized by the telling and the tale. Conrad is at his best, and Mullen's reading captivates.

  • The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad

    The Secret Agent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
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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.

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    “A weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares.” This is how Marlowe describes his journey into the Belgian Congo. And while Europeans go mad, Corporations turn tyrannous, and the legend of a great Ivory hunter is dangled before him, Marlowe observes everything with a keen eye, as we journey with him, into the Heart of Darkness. This audiobook also includes another short story featuring Marlowe, "Youth".

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    The story of the enigmatic Kurtz and his outpost in deepest Congo is superbly narrated by the gifted Ralph Cosham. Also included is The Lagoon, a story of courage and love in the South Pacific.

  • Six Short Stories | Joseph Conrad

    Six Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Greg Wagland
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    This wide-ranging collection comprises the following six short stories by Joseph Conrad: Youth: A Narrative (1902); Karain: A Memory (1898); An Outpost of Progress (1898); The Lagoon (1898); Amy Foster (1909); The Anarchist - A Desperate Tale (1903). 'Youth: A Narrative' is an epic tale of a perilous voyage under sail to Bangkok, with a cargo of coal, narrated by Charles Marlow.

  • Lord Jim | Joseph Conrad

    Lord Jim

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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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.

  • Fifteen Great Novellas | Joseph Conrad,Thomas Hardy,Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,D. H. Lawrence,H. Rider Haggard,John Buchan

    Fifteen Great Novellas

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A wonderful anthology of fifteen of the great classic Novellas. 1. Immensee by Theodor Storm 2. The Jew's Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff 3. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad 4. The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy 5. Mad Monkton by Wilkie Collins 6. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot 8. England my England by D. H. Lawrence

  • The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad

    The Secret Agent

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    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.

  • Nostromo | Joseph Conrad

    Nostromo

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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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.

  • The Best of British Short Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,Stacy Aumonier,D. H. Lawrence,W. W. Jacobs,Charles Dickens,Joseph Conrad

    The Best of British Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating collection of tales from some of Great Britain's finest classic authors.

  • Great Classic Ghost Stories | Arthur Conan Doyle,Rudyard Kipling, Lord Halifax,Edgar Allan Poe,Stacy Aumonier,M. R. James,Joseph Conrad

    Great Classic Ghost Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Halifax, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A superb collection of classic ghost stories from the world's great storytellers. 1. "Lot No. 249" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 2. "The Phantom Rickshaw" by Rudyard Kipling. 3. "The Haunted Dolls’ House" by M. R James. 4. "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe. 5. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. 6. "The Finest Story in the World" by Rudyard Kipling. 7. "The Apparition of Mrs. Veal" by Daniel Defoe. 8. "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe. 9. "They" by Rudyard Kipling. 10. "Labadoyere’s Doom" by Lord Halifax. 11. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott. And more...

  • Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad

    Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
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    First published in 1902, Heart of Darkness has clearly earned its place in literary history. The story is based on Conrad’s personal experiences in Central Africa and closely parallels many of the events that occurred while he worked his way up the Congo River, and back, on a steam wheeler. Those events inspired him to create characters and a story line that deals with the early greedy exploitation of the Congo by the Europeans, in this case, through the ivory trade.

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