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by | Read by Roger Allam

Classics • 3.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1901

Of the three kings of sea yarns--Melville, London and Conrad--the latter surely possessed the greatest eloquence. All could create excitement, draw memorable characters and find the depths of human experience in the depths of the ocean. For sheer beauty of language, for the liveliest and most original expressions, Conrad reigns as first among equals. His early novella, TYPHOON, in which a British steamer battles a hurricane in the South China seas, exemplifies these virtues in spades. So does the narration of British actor Roger Allam. He retains the author's mellifluousness even when he fails to make good on his superb beginning and loses the thread of the narrative. In addition, his characterizations are particularly vivid. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]



Retail pak • Audio Partners • 2000

CS ISBN 1572701714 $21.95 • Three cassettes

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