Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad audiobook

Lord Jim

By Joseph Conrad
Read by Ric Jerrom

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15.57 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Originally intended as a short story, the work grew to a full-length novel as Conrad explored in great depth the perplexing, ambiguous problem of lost honor and guilt, expiation and heroism…played out to their logical and inevitable end.” The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
“This compact novel…is at its baseline a book of the sea. An English boy in a simple town has dreams bigger than the outdoors and embarks at an early age into the sailor’s life. The waters he travels reward him with the ability to explore the human spirit, while Joseph Conrad launches the story into both an exercise of his technical prowess and a delicately crafted picture of a character who reaches the status of a literary hero. A classic novel.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Narrator Ric Jerrom’s masterful approach to characterization suits this work perfectly…[As] Conrad’s famous narrator, Marlow, recounts his perspective of the case in the manner of a modern bard, Jerrom captures Marlow’s voice with a melodic cadence and a cheerful tone. Aside from Marlow, Jerrom skillfully produces a variety of accents for Conrad’s multicultural cast…Jerrom’s performance makes listeners feel they’re part of Marlow’s audience.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Adventure !!!

This was a great book for me and anyone who enjoys the high seas adventures story's . A bit slow in the beginning however once you start getting into it a classic read ! Bottom-line is you can't go wrong with this book .

Author

Author Bio: Joseph Conrad

Author Bio: Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 15.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English