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15.9 hrs • Mar/15/2017 • Unabridged
From his many years on the high seas as a mariner, mate, and captain, Joseph Conrad created unique works, including Heart of Darkness (RB# 89470), that have left an indelible mark on world literature. First published in 1899, his haunting novel Lord Jim is both a riveting sea adventure and a fascinating portrait of a unique outcast from civilization. One long evening, over cigars and brandy, the seasoned sea captain, Marlow, recalls the life of a handsome young first mate who loses his ship and his honor, but becomes a god. As his friends listen and question, the powerful and eloquent story of Lord Jim unfolds. Joseph Conrad's novels are timeless. The images he creates in Lord Jim, of man's struggle to maintain a balance between morality and human weakness, have been echoed in countless other novels and major motion pictures. Narrator Steven Crossley provides the perfect voice to convey both the worldly-wise Marlow and the brilliant but deeply flawed Jim.Available Formats:2.1 hrs • Dec/16/2016 • Unabridged
En este audiolibro dramatizado en español, adaptación de la novela de Joseph Conrad, tienes un relato perfecto para escuchar en un viaje, paseando o haciendo labores automáticas.Un sujeto anodino y mediocre, Verloc, vive con su mujer Vinnie, más joven que él, su suegra y su cuñado, que tiene algún problema mental. Regenta una pequeña tienda en el centro de Londres y lleva una vida bastante normal, al menos en apariencia. Sin embargo, el inspector Heat sospecha que detrás de esa fachada se oculta un criminal peligroso y, aunque no tiene ninguna prueba, es testarudo y va a seguir investigando hasta que la encuentre.El agente secreto, en este Audiolibro, relacionándose con anarquistas y comunistas, consigue crear una atmósfera de inseguridad contra la que la policía británica se ve incapaz de luchar.Available Formats:16.0 hrs • Dec/13/2016 • Unabridged
“In 1875 or ‘76, when very young, in the Gulf of Mexico, I heard the story of some man who was supposed to have stolen single-handed a whole lighter full of silver, somewhere on the Tierra Firme seaboard during the troubles of a revolution.” From these slim details Conrad builds one of the great novels of our language and creates one of its most enigmatic central characters: Nostromo.Available Formats:13.5 hrs • Sep/02/2016 • Unabridged
From one of the greatest modern writers in world literature comes a magnificent story of love, adventure and rescue played out against the shimmering South Seas. Alone on a tropical island, a Swedish baron and a beautiful violinist discover the long-lost joys of love. But when two treasure hunters arrive on the beach, the lovers know that evil has invaded their romantic paradise-an evil they are powerless to stop. Victory is a timeless classic that showcases the probing psychological insight, the masterful drama, and the breathtaking atmosphere that have won Joseph Conrad generations of fans.Available Formats:4.1 hrs • Aug/18/2016 • Unabridged
A European trading concern hires Marlow to pilot a boat up the Congo River in search of Kurtz—a first-class ivory agent and the manager of the company’s highly profitable Inner Station—who is believed to be on his deathbed. With a handful of pilgrims as his passengers and a crew of cannibals, Marlow steams his way into the African interior. The terrifying discovery he makes at the end of his journey and the horrors he witnesses along the way have thrilled and disturbed readers for more than a century.A searing indictment of imperialism and a haunting exposé of mankind’s savage nature, Heart of Darkness is Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece.Available Formats:9.8 hrs • Aug/07/2016 • Unabridged
The Secret Agent is Conrad’s dark, and darkly comic story of a band of spies, anarchists, agents-provocateurs plotting and counter-plotting in the back streets of London in the early 20th Century. The novel centers on Verloc, a shop-owner, phony-anarchist and double-agent, who becomes embroiled in an ambitious terrorist plan to bomb the Greenwich Observatory.Available Formats:4.8 hrs • Feb/23/2016
Charles Marlow is a steamboat captain on the River Thames near Gravesend England. He and his crew work for an ivory trading company. One day he recounts to his fellow crew the story of his life and how he became a captain for the steam boat company. The focus of his story involves the journey Marlow undertook to the outer reaches of the company’s operations. Here he tells of his wild encounters with Mr. Kurtz, a man with a great reputation for bringing in the most ivory for the company. Kurtz is widely respected by the natives, yet Marlow has some differing opinions as he struggles to understand Kurtz’s way of life, while uncovering secrets about the strange way Kurtz conducts his business.Available Formats: Digital Rental4.3 hrs • Sep/30/2015 • Unabridged
Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon. The story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness exposes the myth behind colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist, Marlow, encounters—the darkness of the Congo wilderness, the darkness of the European’s cruel treatment of the natives, and the unfathomable darkness within every human being for committing heinous acts of evil. Although Conrad does not give the name of the river, at the time of writing the Congo Free State, the location of the large and important Congo River, was a private colony of Belgium’s King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver. However, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization, in a cover-up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region. This symbolic story is a story within a story or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts from dusk through to late night, to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary his Congolese adventure. The passage of time and the darkening sky during the fictitious narrative-within-the-narrative parallel the atmosphere of the story.Available Formats:1.5 hrs • Jun/25/2015 • Unabridged
This excellent short story from Joseph Conrad was written at a time when the great author was involved in several different projects, including his masterpiece, Under Western Eyes. Despite taking most of his time to engage in completing his compelling book, his love for the sea was something he could never hide away or avoid, and thus The Secret Sharer was born—a story about a young man being forced into making the toughest choices of his life on his maiden voyage serving as a captain aboard a British Merchant Service vessel.In appearance, The Secret Sharer shows how leniency can make a leader seem weak and alienate him from his crew. However, when the price that hangs in the balance has to do with whether or not to stay human and make the wisest possible choice, things get complicated pretty quickly.Our hero was facing a similar predicament when, as an inexperienced captain, he took a stowaway under his protective wing, isolating himself as a result. How will his crew react? What is to become of the stowaway, and is the risk worthy enough to match its severity? You will soon find that nothing is as it first seems in this thrilling, deep and even chilling tale that will push the boundaries of your logic and common sense.Despite the fact that he was unable to speak English fluently until his twenties, Joseph Conrad soon became one of the most well-known and skilled writers who have ever used the language for their stories and novels. Focusing mainly on nautical stories, he wrote many exceptional tales about the sea and its relation to the human condition.The Secret Sharer remains to this day one of Conrad’s most exceptionally well-written and masterfully delivered seafaring stories, featuring an enchanting and haunting tale that will keep you glued to your seat to the very end.Available Formats:1.7 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
When the young captain takes over command of his first ship for the homeward voyage from the Gulf of Siam, he surprises his crew by taking the first nightwatch himself. While alone on deck he is surprised to find a lone swimmer in the sea who comes on board. The stranger is a murderer escaping justice, but is also eerily an almost exact doppelganger of the captain himself. Not only does he look identical, but the two almost seem to share the same thoughts and secrets. Rather than turn his fugitive-double over to the authorities, the captain hides him in his own cabin. But on such a small ship the situation is untenable. Discovery is inevitable unless he can devise a way to let his alter ego escape before they start the long voyage across the ocean. A gripping and multi-layered story which leaves as many questions open as it answers. Conrad at his best.Available Formats:1.0 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
Conrad’s first short story, written during his honeymoon in 1896A Breton farmer, returning from national service, takes over the family farm and marries a local girl, hoping to have sons who will inherit the family farm and carry on his own traditions. All appears to be going to plan, when the first pregnancy produces twin boys. But the children turn out to be mentally disabled. When the next child arrives, also a boy, he too turns out to have the same condition. The farmer turns to religion and takes up going to mass. The next child is a girl … and she also shares the same medical condition as her brothers. The farmer cannot accept this terrible blow of fate and becomes increasinly drunk and irrational—but it is his long-suffering wife who cracks first—and when she does, the results are both dramatic and tragic.Available Formats:1.1 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
It is 1813 in Northern Spain. The crew of a British warship is attempting to make contact with the local resistance fighters who are battling the French. They send a brave crewman, known as Cuba Tom, to try to make contact with the local chief of the Guerrillos, but he fails to return. So a young naval officer, Edgar Byrne, sets off to try to trace him. The trail leads him to a strange inn which is run by two very sinister old women …Available Formats:0.7 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
One of Joseph Conrad’s most haunting sea-stories, describing a haunting life or death decision at sea which is made in a moment … and takes a lifetime to doubt it’s wisdom.Available Formats:4.5 hrs • May/13/2015 • Unabridged
Four gripping tales by the master of adventure stories, Joseph Conrad. “The Tale”“The Inn of the Two Witches”“The Secret Sharer“The Idiots”Available Formats:15.6 hrs • Apr/07/2015 • Unabridged
Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to abandon it, leaving hundreds of ethnic travelers on board. However, Jim’s reprehensible actions are soon discovered by the court, and he is compelled to face his guilt and redeem himself—a journey that leads him to a remote exotic location where he is revered as “Tuan Jim,” a.k.a. Lord Jim.Through beautifully evocative descriptions and ponderous, philosophical prose, Conrad delivers a powerful novel about the extremes of pride and self-delusion.Available Formats:13.2 hrs • Mar/15/2015 • Unabridged
This adventure story of the south seas is one of Conrad’s best known works. Jim is a young man who has chosen a career with the Merchant Marines. Early on he is tested by the sea and found wanting. His ship founders on the high seas and sinks. Disregarding the passengers, Jim, and the rest of the crew manage to escape in lifeboats. The passengers die with the ship. Haunted by his one act of cowardice Jim wanders from port to port in search of self-respect. He manages to redeem himself and earn the title of Lord Jim in a dangerous and exciting fashion. Like all of Conrad’s stories it begins a little slow but as the story unfolds the action builds to an exciting conclusion.Available Formats: Digital RentalLoading more titles...
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