Heart of Darkness

  • by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The story of the enigmatic Kurtz and his outpost in deepest Congo is superbly narrated by the gifted Ralph Cosham. Also included is The Lagoon, a story of courage and love in the South Pacific.

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Good Narrator

There seem to be three "unabridged" listings of this novel by Audible, presumably by different narrators. This one is very well narrated and the narrator captures that special atmosphere for which Conrad is noted in most of his fiction. I would rate this narration very high and a good representation of a novel I enjoyed reading years ago.
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- JerryT

Heart of Darkness Revisited

For a number of years, especially during my working years in the Niger Delta in the early nineties, I took a pocket book copy of the book with me wherever I went.
This book is relatively little known but it provided the inspiration for the very well known movie 'Apocalypse Now'.
The message of the book can easily be summarised as 'the downfall of the White Man in Africa', because it describes in depth what happens to a well educated and civilised western man, set loose without limits in a kind of self-created kingdom. Gradually, all self-control wears of and civilisation becomes but a shadow of its former self.
To those who have spent time in Africa, to those who like the flowery style of the early 1900's, this is a must-read. And the way in which it is brought on audio is very good indeed. None of the richess of the language and story content of the book was lost, and it was a pleasure to listen to. Most recommendable.
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- Frank

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2002
  • Publisher: Findaway World