Summary

Although Heart of Darkness was one of the first literary texts to provide a critical view of European imperial activities, it was initially read by critics as anything but controversial. While the book was generally admired, it was typically seen either as a condemnation of a certain type of adventurer who could easily take advantage of imperialism’s opportunities, or else as a sentimental novel reinforcing domestic values: Kurtz’s Intended, who appears at the novella’s conclusion, was roundly praised by turn-of-the-century reviewers for her maturity and sentimental appeal. A classic.
Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pippa on 06-04-17

Terrible narration

Great classic book but ruined by the very odd narration that sounds like it has been done by a computer rather than a person!

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2 out of 5 stars
By J M Curtis on 01-05-15

Difficult to hear

What disappointed you about Heart of Darkness?

Alan Munro often seemed to mumble and there was an ironic tone to his voice that didn't fit with the text.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

I see there's a Kenneth Brannagh version. I wish I'd listened to that instead.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There's no problem with the book which is a classic.

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3 out of 5 stars
By uclatico on 21-08-15

Great Story, Poor Performance

Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

ONLY if it's a physics book.

Any additional comments?

The good story gets lost in the monotone performance of the narrator.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By bracken on 23-02-14

I CANNOT LISTEN TO THIS NARRATOR!

I don't know how the story is because I cannot.......tolerate listening....to......all his unnecessary. ......pauses. WORST NARRATOR EVER!

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10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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