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    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit.

    Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.

    ©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    • Dennis
    • 19/11/2012

    A great classic, very well narrated

    I have wanted to read this book for a long time and finally downloaded it. I loved it and had a hard time putting this story aside. The outcome of the ship and crew are never certain and the captain is an interesting character with depth. The assortment of characters that are on this ship adds to the drama and seems to be well picked from experience the author had at sea. The description of the storm is as good as it gets bringing the reader into the horrible situation of the ship and her crew. The narration is stupendous and earned the already great story an extra star. There is no reason not to listen to this classic, highly recommended.

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    • Seth
    • 22/11/2011

    Great story, great prose, great reading

    While Typhoon may not be one of Conrad's deepest works, the story of the typhoon and the Captain who gets the ship through it and the demoralized crew he rallies, is hold your breath exciting. The descriptions of the storm tossed ship are fantastic. If this book were on the best-seller list today it should be number 0. I mean better than first. The narrator understands this story and it shows in his reading. As you can tell, I really like this book.

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    • Greenlake DD
    • 25/06/2014

    Incredible experience, masterful performance.

    After listening to this book narrated by Roger Allam my body and mind feel like I had actually been there. I'm still wrung out and stunned. What an experience! ...And I am still alive to tell the tale.

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    • KramerLee
    • 21/07/2016

    Literature Disguised as Adventure Tale

    There are passages in Conrad's novels that should no longer be so stunningly beautiful to me, since they are so frequent they should be expected. But they are. They are worth rewinding (a tricky task in the digital age). Allam's narration is flawless-picks the spirited prose of Conrad right off the pages.

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    • jmuccelli
    • 19/04/2021

    Great Classic Story

    What an awesome story about an English Sea Captain, his young First Mate along with several other great characters who went through a terrible hurricane while on a steamer in the China Sea. This book was written 120 years ago, so they talked a little different and used some words that you don't hear much now in our vocabulary, but I think it's pretty cool, not a hinderance. One reviewer called this book racist, he posted his review Jan 2021, I think that person is way out of touch....Like I said this was written around the turn of the 19th century and it was not considered racist against the Chinese People then., that's just how people talked. I want to add that Roger Allam did an exceptional job of narrating. So if you want to read a great classic pick this up. Another great story to read by Joseph Conrad is Heart of Darkness. I had read Typhoon about 30 years ago, so when I saw that it was in the Audible Plus catalogue I snapped it up.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 18/10/2020

    Excellent

    Brilliant performance of a fantastic book.
    Conrad’s masterpiece of description comes alive in Allam’s voice.

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    • George
    • 12/10/2020

    Classic Conrad

    I love Joseph Conrad's stories. The detail he goes to in describing his characters and setting. His subject matter also.

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    • Alec Drumm
    • 09/04/2018

    Perseverance in unimaginable conditions

    The story of a ship and its crew persevering through terrible events is a well-trodden literary path. Conrad was one of the first and his version is perhaps one of the best. The late 19th century language is beautiful and the narrator does an outstanding job with the different characters and accents. It is never clear how the story will end. Will the ship, its crew, and its passengers arrive safely?

    Still, the ending left me unsatisfied. Was this all there was? Somehow I expected more, but the book is only a short novella – just 82 pages in one of the editions on Amazon.

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    • john slattery
    • 06/06/2015

    great sea story

    Where does Typhoon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    well done, such a classic.

    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    a great story

    What about Roger Allam’s performance did you like?

    better than reading the book. Mr Allam brought the story to life.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, can't sit that long.

    Any additional comments?

    If you listen to this audio book, this is the version you want.

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    • Hannah
    • 02/03/2021

    A tight book, well performed, enjoyable

    Certainly not a WOW book. An easy enjoyable read to listen to on a long drive.