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Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A fictional portrayal of an aging revolutionary, this novel is a powerful commentary on the nightmare politics of the troubled 20th century. Born in Hungary in 1905, a defector from the Communist Party in 1938, and then arrested in both Spain and France for his political views, Arthur Koestler writes from a wealth of personal experience. Imprisoned by the political party to which he has dedicated his life, Nicolas Rubashov paces his prison cell, examining his life and remembering his tempestuous career. As the old intelligentsia is eradicated to make way for the new, he is psychologically tortured and forced to confess to preposterous crimes. Comparing himself to Moses, led to the Promised Land but refused entry, he sees only darkness at the end of his life where once he saw such promise for humanity. Frank Muller's narrative expertise is perfect for this haunting work. Rubashov's personal agony becomes Muller's as he presents Koestler's relevant and important questions to a world entering a new millennium.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Frank Muller

Length:

8h 16m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:19