Prose that demands to be read aloud requires a special kind of narrator. For the Audible Signature Classics edition of Joseph ConradÂ¿s atmospheric masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, we called upon four-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh.
BranaghÂ¿s performance is riveting because he reads as though heÂ¿s telling a ghost story by a campfire, capturing the storyÂ¿s sense of claustrophobia, while hinting at the storyteller MarlowÂ¿s own creeping madness. Heart of Darkness follows Captain Marlow into the colonial Congo where he searches for a mysterious ivory trader, Kurtz, and discovers an evil that will haunt him forever.
With this landmark work, Conrad is credited with bringing the novel into the twentieth century; we think Branagh brings it into the twenty-first.
Stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors David Hyde Pierce, Leelee Sobieski, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics.