One of the great adventure novels of our language creates a most engaging central character, Nostromo. A picturesque man of action and popular hero, Nostromo lives to be "well-spoken of" by the citizens of Costaguana, the mythical South American banana republic where the story takes place. Around this figure, Conrad spins a story of revolution, politics, and racial conflict as complex as Nostromo, the man whose greatest enemy is himself.
Narrator Frank Muller reaches into the depths of his well-trained bass as he portrays one of Conrad's most interesting characters with a sly, knowing tone and perfect pacing. At the beginning of the story Muller lets Nostromo's leadership qualities shine through his performance and allows the creeping dread of his fate to seep into the audio so that listeners feel every emotion, from sorrow to elation to empathy. A wonderful performance by one of the best narrators to ever step behind a microphone.
"The reading by the acclaimed Frank Muller has a fine, dramatic touch." (Library Journal)
"Conrad, I think, was right in regarding it [Nostromo] as his greatest creation, and it seems to me one of the world's great novels." (F.R. Leavis)
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A dry reading of a wonderful novel
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