Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1824 . Originally transcribed and deposited by Michael Sperberg-McQueen, University of Illinois at Chicago. Tagged in TEI compatible format at the University of Oxford Text Archive by Jeffery Triggs. .
Conrad's classic tale of one man's desperate search for atonement is brought to life through an exceptional reading by Jerrom. The title character is a first mate on the small steamer Patna. A romantic, Jim holds dreams of being a hero. Those dreams are dashed when a disaster causes the crew to abandon the ship, with hundreds of passengers on board left to their own demise. Jim is subsequently brought to trial and stripped of his officer's certificate, and the stigma of being a coward follows him, preventing him from finding any kind of peace. Jerrom delivers this story with the ease of an excellent after-dinner raconteur. His reading is relaxed, comfortable, and compelling. He expertly pulls the listener through Conrad's dense intellectual ruminations to reveal a rich, multilayered novel about a person's need, whatever the cost, for self-respect.