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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.To supplement this reading of Heart of Darkness, listen to The SparkNotes Guide to Heart of Darkness.
(P)2002 Commuter's Library
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By JerryT on 03-09-05

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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By Frank on 12-22-07

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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By Clare on 07-28-08

Deeply thought-provoking and beautifully read

This is a wonderful book, having recently read it I was amazed to discover how much hearing it added to the sense of mystery and of horror experienced. Highly recommended (but not if what you are after is light entertainment!)

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