• The Conservationist

  • By: Nadine Gordimer
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-30-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.3 (37 ratings)

Regular price: $18.17

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Publisher's Summary

Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.
Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a fascinating portrait of a man both reckless and calculating, a “conservationist” left only with the possibility of self-preservation, in this subtle and detailed study of the forces and relationships that seethe in South Africa today. Joint winner of the Booker Prize.
©1972 Nadine Gordimer (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Gordimer has written what must be considered her masterpiece. The beauty and largeness of this land she loves is drawn with a breadth and scope that is breathtaking.” ( St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
“Nadia May assumes different accents with complete authority. The listener is literally transported to the South African veldt.” ( Library Journal)
“This is a novel of enormous power.” ( New Statesman)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 07-30-15

New chapter?

New chapters are not delineated in any way. Not up to audible standards generally. But glad it is available.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Apozema on 07-02-15

Retains its strong relevance and message


Gordimer's prose is vivid and expressive. The story remains relevant despite changes in the country. Worth listening and remembering a great writer.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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