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Amy Foster

Narrated by: James O'Connell
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Classic shortish story by Conrad that relates his self-thought alienation from British society, as a young foreign man survives a shipwreck off the coast of Kent, England only to be shunned by most of the townsfolk. The one exception is the loving, if dull-witted, Miss Foster.

©2018 Joseph Conrad (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Weak reader. Typical Joseph Conrad novelette.<br />

I'm not qualified to review Joseph Conrad's place in the pantheon of authors. But James O'Connell doesn't seem to have a voice. He reads the words, mostly correctly, but there isn't any continuity conveyed by his tone.

I guess I've simply listened to too much Grover Gardner - it's so easy to tell the difference between greatness and mediocrity, if you really observe greatness closely.

My only comment on the body of the novel is that Joseph Conrad certainly depends on freakish events at sea to set up his land-based novels. in Nostromo, Lord Jim, and now Amy Foster, he uses a shipwreck to get all of his players delivered to the scene.

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The story was strange and the reader was the worst

The reader was stilted and made is sound worse than a travel brochure. Not recommended.

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  • Matthew jensen
  • 04-01-19

the quality of the recording is very poor

I was looking forward to the book but sadly this version is very low quality audio