Heart of Darkness
Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them.We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship’s captain, tells how he was sent by the Company to retrieve the wayward Kurtz, and was shaken to discover the true depths of darkness in that creature’s, and in his own, soul. Conrad based the work closely on his own terrible experience in the Congo.This work has been reinterpreted and adapted into many modern forms, the most well known being the film Apocalypse Now.(Summary written by Marlo Dianne)
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June 17, 2013
The book itself is engaging and the story interesting. The audio quality is good and the reader made only a few errors that I could discern. Highly recommended.
September 13, 2012
Conrad is a mystic with words. His imagery makes my mind steam with scenery and character. The reader is fine enough for the journey and does a fit job teasing out Conrad's vocabulary and pace.
September 09, 2012
This book was great
July 04, 2012
I downloaded the audio but i couldn't tell if the book was any good thanks to the reader. Her voice is not made for this.
July 01, 2012
I enjoyed this a great deal especially picturing the characters of apocalypse now in the roles.
March 03, 2012
Thought this piece was quite average on all accounts!
Marie Barberi Polemeni
March 02, 2012
February 22, 2012
Haven't got to read it
January 31, 2012
Had to read this book in college, found the read to be thought provoking as well as entertaining.
November 30, 2011
October 16, 2011
September 29, 2011
Narration could have been better!