Victory: An Island Tale


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(3.8 stars; 9 reviews)

Recollections of the life of Axel Heyst, one-time manager of the liquidated Tropical Belt Coal Company in a fictitious island in the Pacific. After retreating from society in response to his professional failures, the misanthrope is drawn back by a romantic affair. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik)

(13 hr 51 min)

Chapters

00 - Note to the First Edition 3:08 Read by skoval
01 - Author's Note 19:17 Read by skoval
02 - Part 1, Chapter 1 13:58 Read by skoval
03 - Part 1, Chapter 2 23:18 Read by skoval
04 - Part 1, Chapter 3 14:09 Read by skoval
05 - Part 1, Chapter 4 13:35 Read by skoval
06 - Part 1, Chapter 5 32:23 Read by skoval
07 - Part 1, Chapter 6 11:10 Read by skoval
08 - Part 1, Chapter 7 10:10 Read by skoval
09 - Part 2, Chapter 1 24:14 Read by skoval
10 - Part 2, Chapter 2 29:50 Read by skoval
11 - Part 2, Chapter 3 13:50 Read by skoval
12 - Part 2, Chapter 4 13:05 Read by skoval
13 - Part 2, Chapter 5 26:43 Read by skoval
14 - Part 2, Chapter 6 32:49 Read by skoval
15 - Part 2, Chapter 7 36:02 Read by skoval
16 - Part 2, Chapter 8 32:04 Read by skoval
17 - Part 3, Chapter 1 20:17 Read by skoval
18 - Part 3, Chapter 2 5:53 Read by skoval
19 - Part 3, Chapter 3 32:31 Read by skoval
20 - Part 3, Chapter 4 31:35 Read by skoval
21 - Part 3, Chapter 5 17:21 Read by skoval
22 - Part 3, Chapter 6 17:11 Read by skoval
23 - Part 3, Chapter 7 22:48 Read by skoval
24 - Part 3, Chapter 8 8:46 Read by skoval
25 - Part 3, Chapter 9 19:15 Read by skoval
26 - Part 3, Chapter 10 38:25 Read by skoval
27 - Part 4, Chapter 1 18:56 Read by skoval
28 - Part 4, Chapter 2 19:08 Read by skoval
29 - Part 4, Chapter 3 13:40 Read by skoval
30 - Part 4, Chapter 4 16:45 Read by skoval
31 - Part 4, Chapter 5 35:24 Read by skoval
32 - Part 4, Chapter 6 11:47 Read by skoval
33 - Part 4, Chapter 7 9:57 Read by skoval
34 - Part 4, Chapter 8 27:25 Read by skoval
35 - Part 4, Chapter 9 24:37 Read by skoval
36 - Part 4, Chapter 10 16:14 Read by skoval
37 - Part 4, Chapter 11 37:14 Read by skoval
38 - Part 4, Chapter 12 18:17 Read by skoval
39 - Part 4, Chapter 13 9:30 Read by skoval
40 - Part 4, Chapter 14 8:38 Read by skoval

Reviews

skoval you are a fine reader. As for the novel, well


(3 stars)

For the most part it is very good. Skoval reads at a human pace and has a lovely youthful voice. Your calm voice made a fine contrast to first part of the novel which was emotional. And your voice was perfect for the second part. Please keep reading in future..... White superiority is overshadows except for the servant Wang. I suppose you could say the Anglo-Polish Conrad was a man of his times. Well there were other men and women of that epoch who were aware of the potential and the equality of the oppressed ethnicities, of imperialism, mind body and soul. SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! In such a tragic world the death of the triumph over adversity character, the death of the heroine was quite depressing indeed. the ending is truly one that leaves one empty, and for me, angry that Conrad did not preserve the heroine's life. Victory? what victory?! It should be retitled something like An Island tale of Tragedy, or the like.

Fascinating story


(5 stars)

Well read and a great read!