Typhoon


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(4.2 stars; 58 reviews)

Typhoon is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, begun in 1899 and published in Pall Mall Magazine in 1902. It is a classic sea yarn that describes how Captain Macwhirr sails the Siamese steamer Nan-Shan into a typhoon. Other characters include the young Jukes and Solomon, the head engineer. The novel classically evokes the sea-faring life at the turn of the century. While Macwhirr is emotionally estranged from his family and crew, and though he refuses to consider an alternate course to skirt the typhoon, his indomitable will in the face of a superior natural force elicits grudging admiration. (Summary from Wikipedia) (2 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 29:54 Read by Russ Maxwell
Chapter 2 28:27 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 3 23:23 Read by Esther
Chapter 4 49:28 Read by Alan Chant
Chapter 5 30:38 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 6 21:21 Read by Hugh McGuire

Reviews

GREAT ADVENTURE STORY.


(5 stars)

THIS BOOK WAS SO WELL WRITTEN, HEAPS OF DETAIL AND EXITEMENT. I HUNG ON EVERY WORD AND FELT EVERY WAVE. JUST LOVED IT. WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE OF HIS BOOKS. WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW IF HE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED THIS, IF NOT HE HAD A GREAT IMAGINATION. SO REAL.

exciting story


(4 stars)

exciting story although somewhat anti-climatic, as seems to be Joseph Conrad's style. Multiple readers, but all are tolerable.

VEry good


(4 stars)

Rather brilliantly written novelette by Joseph Conrad read by multiple readers most of whom are good.

incredible survival


(5 stars)

author must have experienced such atrocious events