• by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Roger Allam
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit.
Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.


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Well done Roger

Excellent narration from Roger Allam. Really enjoyed his different accents and characters, think he does an Irish and Scottish accent very convincingly. Quite poetic language used to describe the typhoon, its effects etc. I quite like the characterisation, no one is perfect, all have their own faults and foibles. Probably a better book to listen to than read, took me to and from a conference, perfect length!
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A little gem of a novel

Conrad is close to his magnificent best in this intense sea story. The characters come to life amazingly from minimalist descriptions. His descriptive prose is of the highest order and few authors tell a sea story better than Conrad. Roger Allam narrates beautifully. With his velvet tones he really should record more audio books.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-05-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios