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Heart of Darkness

Lu par : Alan Munro
Durée : 4 h et 40 min
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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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  • uclatico
  • 21/08/2015

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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  • bracken
  • 23/02/2014

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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  • Dillon Lockwood
  • 31/08/2017

Horrible performance

This guy has a great voice but reads like an 8th grade theater student. He puts really inappropriate, dramatic inflection on random words. He ignores the punctuation marks of (pretty much) every single sentence and adds his own. I had to restart this simple, short book 3-4 times and ultimately gave up. No point in finishing it when everything sounds like gibberish.

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  • heather walter
  • 17/04/2018

Not a good narration

I couldn’t tell, based the narrator’s tone, if someone was getting killed or awakening from a nap. Hard to follow as a result. I’ll need to read this one, I think.

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  • SilverLux
  • 09/10/2018

Unbearable, Painful, Pointless

I stopped listening after 5 minutes and decided just to read the book. It's a fantastic book but this reading, by this narrator, was the worst that I have ever heard. I just finished listening to Joe Morton reading Ralph Ellison's, "Invisible Man" and that absolutely phenomenal. Munro's reading here is everything that is rotten and lifeless. He should have been stopped after 1 minute. Why even offer this for sale? It was only a dollar and now I know why. I deserved this for being cheap so just leave the pain with me and look somewhere else. You deserve better.

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  • Oliver
  • 25/09/2018

terrible narrator

I don't stop listening to many books and I'll try to give even most dry ones a chance. This narrator just put me to sleep though.

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  • Marie Nicole
  • 27/07/2015

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Would you try another book from Joseph Conrad and/or Alan Munro?

I would order another book from Joseph Conrad, sure. However, Alan Munro is horrible.

What didn’t you like about Alan Munro’s performance?

This is a horrible narration. The reader is hard to understand because his tone, pace, and style is off. This narration is one step above a computer-based reading program.

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  • Jed B
  • 12/05/2015

Poorly matched

Alan Munro's husky baritone & halting drone do this story no justice. The stately pacing does lend gravity, but the whispered consonants are muddied over by the density of the vowels. Sometimes, Munro seems to have fallen in love with the grandeur of his own voice--throwing in pauses for style, rather than meaning. The story itself is wonderfully layered atmosphere, social criticism, and historical fiction. Plot is secondary, but is not missed.

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  • Pen Name
  • 20/06/2020

Awful

Ive never left a bad review before, but out of the nearly 100 books in my audible library this was awful on so many levels. The author was way too descriptive. This story could have been told in a third of the time it took and would have been much better. I lost the story multiple times because of his efforts to wax poetic while describing every scene, face, and emotion. This was made worse by the narrator’s 2-3 word burst style of reading that made it like listening to a Siri read to me. Granted, he had a nice voice and spoke well, but it was far too mechanical for me. Then, and this is no fault of the author or narrator, the story had been built up to me as some significant piece of literature, but turned out to be something far less interesting than I had hoped. Maybe if I had read it in a book it might have been appreciated, but even though I have returned a handful of books to audible for refunds, this one listen proved to be a complete let down like none before it and if this were my first audio book experience I never would have fallen in love with this way of consuming books.

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  • Petr Stryk
  • 23/01/2020

Terrible narration - dont buy this version!

I probably would have given the book 3 stars anyway, as the story was not as fascinating, but zhanks to the narrator in the book which I had - Alan Munroe narrator, by Audible - was a disastrous experience. Pausing where not suitable, destroying suspence by fadness on the other hand. At times I thought he must have been doing three other things while reading.