Tales of Unrest


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(4.4 stars; 16 reviews)

Tales of Unrest (1898) is the first collection of short stories by Joseph Conrad published in his lifetime.

Joseph Conrad (1857–1924), a Polish-born English novelist, was a master in the formats of long short story and novella, a form of story longer than conventional short story but shorter than a novel. Some of Conrad's most acclaimed works have been written in these formats, most notably Heart of Darkness (1899).

Tales of Unrest contains five stories; Karain: A Memory (written 1897; read by Jhiu), The Idiots (1896; read by Ann Boulais), An Outpost of Progress (1896; read by Kristine Bekere), The Return (1897; read by Raerity) and The Lagoon (1896; read by David Lazarus). Author's note read by Sibella Denton. (Summary by Illiterati) (7 hr 5 min)

Chapters

00 - Author's Note 7:36 Read by Sibella Denton
01 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 1 16:28 Read by Jhiu
02 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 2 18:04 Read by Jhiu
03 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 3 21:41 Read by Jhiu
04 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 4 27:25 Read by Jhiu
05 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 5 16:26 Read by Jhiu
06 - Karain: A Memory, chapter 6 19:13 Read by Jhiu
07 - The Idiots, part 1 16:53 Read by Ann Boulais
08 - The Idiots, part 2 16:57 Read by Ann Boulais
09 - The Idiots, part 3 17:50 Read by Ann Boulais
10 - An Outpost of Progress, chapter 1 29:31 Read by Kristine Bekere
11 - An Outpost of Progress, chapter 2 36:50 Read by Kristine Bekere
12 - The Return, part 1 20:01 Read by Raerity
13 - The Return, part 2 21:01 Read by Raerity
14 - The Return, part 3 20:22 Read by Raerity
15 - The Return, part 4 22:16 Read by Raerity
16 - The Return, part 5 20:46 Read by Raerity
17 - The Return, part 6 17:43 Read by Raerity
18 - The Return, part 7 22:29 Read by Raerity
19 - The Lagoon, part 1 16:59 Read by David Lazarus
20 - The Lagoon, part 2 18:57 Read by David Lazarus

Reviews


(5 stars)

reader of the idiots is awful, all other readers and stories good. not sure if these are pre or post heart of darkness, but you can see the similar themes and story within a story style

ellene


(2 stars)

Started with The Idiot. Couldn’t hang. Reader was sincerely into it but...slow down. Reader was so fast I couldn’t adjust the speed to a normal pace without distortion. Try again without the coffee. Thanks

Brilliant stories and Volunteer Readers


(5 stars)

An exceptional collection of short stories.

Karain: a memory


(5 stars)

Magnificent prose superbly narrated. Awesome.