Within the Tides

  • by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Howard
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written at various times and under various influences, the four stories contained in Within the Tides are linked by Conrad's treatment of loyalty and betrayal. They range in setting from the Far East via 18th-century Spain to England. The tone shifts from the tragic inevitability of "The Planter of Malata" and the pathos of "Because of the Dollars" to the gothic "The Inn of the Two Witches" and the grim humor of "The Partner." Experimental in form, they represent yet another branch of Conrad's search for moral truth.

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What the Critics Say

"Howard ably adapts his tone, pace and insight to convey the intricacies of Conrad's splendid fiction and deep characters." (AudioFile)
"[A] master of the English language." (F.R. Leavis)

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Enjoyable Stories, Very Well Done Sir

I enjoyed these stories although I don't remember them very well and it wasn't too long ago that I listened to them so they must not have had that much of an impression on me. Really have enjoyed the books of Conrad that I have listened to so was searching for more of that, perhaps me thinks this book did not fulfill that desire. Good narration I would say. I by three stars I am being a very harsh judge, I'm not sure why, Conrad is quite good.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.