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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness

25 ratings, 12 reviews

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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25 ratings, 12 reviews

Matt B

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.


Rhett Godfrey

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.


Julia Arellano

September 09, 2012

This book was great


Stephanie Fitzpatrick

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.


Anna Godess

July 01, 2012

I enjoyed this a great deal especially picturing the characters of apocalypse now in the roles.


Alan Ussher

March 03, 2012

Thought this piece was quite average on all accounts!


Marie Barberi Polemeni

March 02, 2012

Very good


Deb Cox

February 22, 2012

Haven't got to read it


Robert Ledbetter

January 31, 2012

Had to read this book in college, found the read to be thought provoking as well as entertaining.


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Marko Stojanović

September 29, 2011

Narration could have been better!