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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"
  • 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 (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Chris Hendrie
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    In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley - the two great poets of their age - and a lovely 17-year-old named Mary Shelley were partying and reading ghost stories on the shores of Lake Geneva. They dared each other to come up with the scariest story. Young Mary was the only one to rise to the challenge, and she gave birth to the entire horror and science fiction genres by crafting a brilliant and chilling account of what it means to be human, what responsibilities we have to each other, and how far we can go in tampering with nature.

    Robert Kimball says: "Narrator excellence brings classic to life"
  • Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film | Mel Brooks,Judd Apatow - foreword

    Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • 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.

    Mel says: "Wish I Could Have Been There"
  • 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, or the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    Victor Frankenstein is a driven man. His single-minded scientific drive has controlled his life from childhood. It has driven him to do the unthinkable, to carry out fiendish, craven tasks, to do that which only God has done before. His goal of creating life - a living, thinking being, a man - has come to pass. Little did he expect that his zeal would forge a monster, an intelligent being set upon Victor's complete destruction.

  • Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town | Dean Koontz

    Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future - and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Cramed Full"
  • 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, 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: 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 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 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 | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Eager science student Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. Although initially excited that his experiment is a success, Frankenstein becomes horrified at the grotesque being that stands before him and flees. Angered by the rejection, the monster retaliates by taking the lives of those dearest to Frankenstein. The decision to play God torments both Frankenstein and the monster he created until the end of their days.

    Jilyann says: "Wow - hollywood got it wrong"
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger and more powerful than the average man. Frankenstein rejects the creature, and lives to regret his desire to create life, after it kills his brother William. Frankenstein is a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus.

    Geir says: "Made the flu a cozy excuse"
  • 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,Jonathan Oliver

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, Jonathan Oliver
    • Narrated By Chris Larkin, Daniel Philpott
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    One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley's gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life - The Monster - only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster's plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read.

    David Pharis says: "Very 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 (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!"
  • The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein | Antoinette May

    The Determined Heart: The Tale of Mary Shelley and Her Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Antoinette May
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
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    The daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley had an unconventional childhood populated with the most talented and eccentric personalities of the time. After losing her mother at an early age, she finds herself in constant conflict with a resentful stepmother and a jealous stepsister. When she meets the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, she falls deeply in love, and they elope with disastrous consequences.

    Chrissie says: "Worst narration I ever heard"
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