Heart of Darkness

  • by Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by Alan Munro
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- Pippa

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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- J M Curtis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2013
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media