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Marcus Berns

Toronto Canada
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  • Heart of Darkness

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In Joseph Conrad's classic Heart of Darkness, Marlow is a steamboat captain working on the Congo River for a Belgian trading company. Marlow is asked to retrieve Kurtz, a legendary ivory trader who has lost contact with the home office and may have fallen ill. During the expedition Marlow is struck by the Company's mistreatment of the Congo natives. When Marlow arrives at Kurtz's station, he discovers that Kurtz has set himself up as a sort of god to the natives he had once wanted to civilize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a reading worthy of the writing

  • By Marcus Berns on 10-09-09

a reading worthy of the writing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-09

I have seldom listened to the reading of a book where the written word has been made even fuller and substantive

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