Heart of Darkness

  • by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Alan Munro
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Great Story, Poor Performance

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

ONLY if it's a physics book.


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The good story gets lost in the monotone performance of the narrator.

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- uclatico

Poorly matched

Alan Munro's husky baritone & halting drone do this story no justice. The stately pacing does lend gravity, but the whispered consonants are muddied over by the density of the vowels. Sometimes, Munro seems to have fallen in love with the grandeur of his own voice--throwing in pauses for style, rather than meaning. The story itself is wonderfully layered atmosphere, social criticism, and historical fiction. Plot is secondary, but is not missed.
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- Jed B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-20-2013
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media