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  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    Nancy says: "A great listen"
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Jim Donaldson
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    Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

    Darwin8u says: "A Monster of Fiction"
  • Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow - foreword
    • Narrated By Mel Brooks, Michael Gruskoff, Robert Petkoff, and others
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    Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema - and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes listeners inside the classic film's marvelous creation story via contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    Brian Zohner says: "A Great Performance for a very Boring Story"
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Mark Nelson
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    During the rainy summer of 1816, the "Year Without a Summer", the world was locked in a long cold volcanic winter caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815. Mary Shelley, aged 18, and her lover (and later husband) Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited Lord Byron at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The weather was consistently too cold and dreary that summer to enjoy the outdoor holiday activities they had planned, so the group retired indoors until dawn.

  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter", Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

    Tad Davis says: "Great reading"
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Following the framework of a tale within a tale, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, which features the subtitle The Modern Prometheus follows the scientific - and at times horrific - exploits of Victor Frankenstein. Victor studied alchemy in college, and after a mere two years he figures out that he can put human body pieces back together and restore the entire corpse to life.

    Bill says: "Total Fail!"
  • Frankenstein, Book Four: Lost Souls | Dean Koontz

    Frankenstein, Book Four: Lost Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    In Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, to forge a new legend uniquely suited to our times. It is a story of revenge, redemption, and the thin line that separates human from inhuman.

    Suzanne says: "Frankenstein Lost Souls"
  • Frankenstein (Dramatized) | Mary Shelley,Jonathan Barnes

    Frankenstein (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes
    • Narrated By Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, and others
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    When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child.... Soon Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster?

    AmazonUser says: "This interruption is pretty good"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott, Chris Larkin, Jonathan Oliver, and others
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    Mary Shelley’s poignant exploration of the true depths of human ambition has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating.

  • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The novel begins with an explorer, Robert Walton, spotting an enormous creature speeding across a frozen shore, and then meeting the monster's creator, a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein tells Walton the horrifying tale of his ambitious experiment in electrical reanimation, which resulted in a large, terrifying, unhappy creation. Spurned in his attempts at human intimacy, Frankenstein's monster becomes uncontrollable and unrepentant, forcing the scientist to set him free and send him into the unsuspecting world.

    Brent says: "Overlooked classic"
  • Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Mary Shelley's classic gothic horror novel. The scientific young genius, Frankenstein, discovers a method for creating life in inanimate objects and sets about a project to build a human in his laboratory. He is successful in his aim, but in so doing, unleashes on the world a creature whose physical deformities make him repulsive to everyone who sets eyes on him.

    Rebecca Adams says: "Not Bad..."
  • Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    In the frozen wastes north of Russia, a lone seaward vessel seeks the elusive Northwest Passage. Suddenly they sight a dog sled with a gargantuan figure in the shape of a man, driving the dogs northward to sure oblivion. The following day, they find another sled. This sled is filled with a European near death, and when asked what he is chasing, he simply replies, "to seek one who fled from me."

    Sierra Rose Williams says: "Love!"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By François Hatt
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    Passionné par les sciences occultes, Victor Frankenstein est persuadé qu'il peut donner la vie. Dans la solitude de son laboratoire, un soir d'orage, son rêve devient réalité.

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Richard Pasco
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    A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction. Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel.

  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Matt Armstrong
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    Victor Frankenstein was a brilliant and driven scientist with a passion for discovering the way the world worked. In a fit of madness, Frankenstein perfects a method for reanimating dead tissue, and uses it to form a creature.

    Cadence S. says: "Not a bad reading at all."
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki
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    Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot-tall creature and succeeds in animating him, but, horrified by his visage, perceives his creation to be a monster and frightens him away. The monster, wandering in search of human companionship, is spurned and repulsed by all he approaches and learns to hate and to kill.

    Jefferson says: "What's a Lonely Creature to Do?"
  • Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts | Emily Anthes

    Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Emily Anthes
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    In Frankenstein's Cat, journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to pet store as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of our furry and feathered friends. Through her encounters with scientists, conservationists, ethicists, and entrepreneurs, Anthes reveals that while some of our interventions may be trivial (behold: the GloFish), others could improve the lives of many species - including our own. So what does biotechnology really mean for the world's wild things? And what do our brave new beasts tell us about ourselves?

    Michael Tribo says: "Horrible audio voice"
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecroft Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecroft Shelley
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    As the result of Victor Frankenstein's creation of a monster out of the remains of human corpses, a series of horrifying events occur. But who is responsible: the creature or his creator?

    Chelsea says: "A wonderful story..."
  • Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich | Adam Rex

    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By Adam Rex
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by acclaimed children's-book author Adam Rex, is a collection of uproarious poems about everyone's favorite spooky monsters, including Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot, and Godzilla.

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