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Frankenstein | [Mary W Shelley]

Frankenstein

Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret of imparting life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the charnel-houses to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. The monster murders Frankenstein's brother and his bride, and flees. The doctor pursues his creation in order to destroy it.
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Dr. Frankenstein learns the secret of imparting life to inanimate matter. To test his theories, he collects bones from the charnel-houses to construct a "human" being, and then gives it life. The creature, endowed with supernatural size and strength, is revolting to look at, and frightens all who see it. Lonely and miserable, it comes to hate its creator. The monster murders Frankenstein's brother and his bride, and flees. The doctor pursues his creation in order to destroy it, but dies himself in the attempt.

Thstory of Frankenstein was first written as a ghost story to be told as part of a contest between Mary Shelley, her husband, and Lord Byron. This tale of terror has been a world favorite since it was first published in 1818, and has been made into countless movies.

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    Catlin Waukesha, WI, United States 09-19-12
    Catlin Waukesha, WI, United States 09-19-12
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    "Amazing Story of Tragedy and Sorrow"
    What does Tom Casaletto bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voices are sincere and real sounding. Full of correct emotions that help you paint the mental picture of what the character's faces must have looked like as they were speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Two sittings. I was enraptured. I wished I had more time to finish it all in one day.


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    This story is such a well-written tale of sorrow...a tale of an un-loved creation and a fellow whose good intentions turned on him. A good thought-provoking read to say the very least.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Denver, CO, United States 12-19-08
    Steve Denver, CO, United States 12-19-08
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    "Great Audio Book"

    This is a great story and quite different from any of the film adaptions. The audio book is very well done. the actor does a great job. I highly recommend this audio book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shaun WICHITA, KS, United States 12-17-12
    Shaun WICHITA, KS, United States 12-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story, get a new narrator."

    I'm kind of a Narrator snob; so take my opinion for what its worth. But they need to find someone else. The story is great though. Worth it even with this narrator.

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    Paul Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 02-25-10
    Paul Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, United States 02-25-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable Dark Gloom"

    The writing was outstanding. Mary Shelley's use of language had a poetic quality as she pulls words of great description to tell the tale. The actor did a fantastic job with the various voices and clear speech - even with the various accents. This is no modern day horror story, but the dark gloom that hung over the story was engaging to the end.

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    schindler-ivens Shorewood, WI, United States 09-05-11
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    "Frankenstein"

    I wanted to "read" this story because it's a classic. It's OK. The style is a bit old fashioned, but the real problem was the narrator. Very dry. If you are interested, read. Don't listen to this one.

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    Adrienne Black Mountain, NC, United States 04-12-11
    Adrienne Black Mountain, NC, United States 04-12-11
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    "Voice is a monotone"

    I chose this particular audio version of Frankenstein because it was the shortest. That was a bad idea! Tom Casaletto uses a monotone voice, with little expression. He does use an accent, but I found the reading difficult to keep my mind on because it was so dull. This is the only audio book in which I haven't felt that the reading enhanced the novel. Next time I will listen to samples before choosing the version. The novel itself is a great read, and it's surprising how different it is from the movie versions that have been made from it.

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