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