Lord Jim


Read by Stewart Wills

(4.6 stars; 53 reviews)

A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words of Thomas C. Moser, "the rare distinction of being a masterpiece in two separate genres. It is at once an exotic adventure story of the Eastern seas in the popular tradition of Kipling and Stevenson and a complexly wrought 'art novel' in the tradition of Flaubert and James. (summary by Stewart Wills)

(14 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 18:53 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 2 14:14 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 3 20:42 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 4 12:34 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 5 46:34 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 6 42:16 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 7 25:22 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 8 25:40 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 9 23:28 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 10 31:32 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 11 10:47 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 12 20:58 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 13 29:13 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 14 27:37 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 15-17 34:22 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 18-19 34:27 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 20 31:09 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 21-22 30:45 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 23-24 32:01 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 25-26 33:16 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 27-28 32:20 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 29-30 25:46 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 31-32 30:27 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 33-34 45:38 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 35-36 30:50 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 37-38 38:41 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 39-40 37:08 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 41-42 29:17 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapters 43-44 26:56 Read by Stewart Wills
Chapter 45 22:24 Read by Stewart Wills

Reviews

Wow

(5 stars)

I didn't espect the ending. The reader is excellent, but has few books to hear.

Stewart Willis

(5 stars)

Stewart Willis does a fantastic job reading this book. His accents and intonations are superb. A pleasure to listen!

Brilliantly read

(5 stars)

A great Joseph Conrad book, with a superb reading by Stewart Wills.

Excellent rendition by Mr Mills

(5 stars)

excellent reading

(5 stars)

The novel is of course sublime and the reader did an outstanding job with phrasing and intonation.

Great reading

(5 stars)

I enjoyed the reading - it was a great experience.

Good reading

(4 stars)

Wills' reading, on the other hand, is bright, inflective, and interesting, but at the same time it's still Joseph Conrad's book that's the star of the show. Wills doesn't distract you - you forget that he's there, and you just listen. As for the book itself, well, plenty has been written about Lord Jim, better than I could write it. It's a classic.