When a brute of a man tramples an innocent girl, apparently out of spite, two bystanders catch the fellow and force him to pay reparations to the girl's family. The brute's name is Edward Hyde. A respected lawyer, Utterson, hears this story and begins to unravel the seemingly manic behavior of his best friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his connection with Hyde.
"excellent story superb reader"
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published in 1886, is another brilliant work from Robert Louis Stevenson about the life and death struggle between two opposing personalities - one essentially good, the other essentially evil - for the soul of one man. The kind and intelligent Dr. Jekyll concocts a drug intended to separate his good self from his evil self, and after drinking it, turns into a psychopathic monster: Mr. Hyde!
"You are going to fast!"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of the lawyer Gabriel John Utterson as he investigates some disturbing incidents involving his old friend, the talented doctor Henry Jekyll, and his mysterious and sinister new companion, Edward Hyde. The lawyer is worried about his friend after he changes his will to include Hyde in case of his death or disappearance. Fearing that the doctor is being blackmailed by the stranger, the lawyer sets out to confront him.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde come to life!"
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson tells a mysterious and thrilling tale through the eyes of the honest and good-natured lawyer, Mr. Utterson. In the will entrusted to Mr. Utterson, Dr. Jekyll states that when he dies, all of his money and possessions shall be left to Mr. Hyde. At first Mr. Utterson and his close friend, Mr. Enfield, suspect that the brutish and child-trampling Mr. Hyde is somehow blackmailing the well-known and well liked Dr. Jekyll.
When Gabriel Utterson takes charge of the will of his good friend Dr Jekyll, in which the doctor leaves everything to the mysterious Mr Hyde, he's alarmed at what appears to be a recipe for murder. Over the following months, he investigates Mr Hyde until he uncovers a horrific murder. What's the relationship between his friend and the murderer, and can Utterson save the doctor?
This timeless classic by Robert Louis Stevenson of man's struggle with his dual nature is brought to life in this audiobook edition.
This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.
"The best one yet"
This dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale. It is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality, and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.
"The Dark Human Heart"
Robert Louis Stevenson's brilliant short story of a well intentioned physician who experiments with potions of his own invention to create a monstrouly evil alter ego. Written in 1866, the title of this classic of horror tales lives on, of course, in our daily colloquialisms.
"Can't imagine a better reading of this classic"
When the villainous Mr. Hyde embarks on a series of heinous crimes in London, he proves elusive to the authorities. What is more puzzling is the peculiar last will and testament drawn up by the mild mannered and amiable scientist, Dr. Jekyll, leaving everything he owns to the disreputable Mr. Hyde in the case of his own death or disappearance. As Robert Louis Stevenson's tale unfolds from his masterly pen, the listener is drawn into the mystery and waits with bated breath for the denouement. Gripping!
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr. Edward Hyde. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other.
All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil. Published as a “shilling shocker”, Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll’s strange association with a damnable young man Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde’s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity’s capacity for evil.
"They've just got to be related!"
Lo strano cado del Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde di Robert Louis Stevenson è un romanzo psicologico imperniato sulla vicenda di un medico che scopre la doppia natura degli esseri umani e che si propone di creare un farmaco capace di separare le due anime dell’uomo, consentendo loro di vivere esistenze separate.
"Not aware that this was in spanish!"
Suppose you could travel the streets in a perfect disguise and commit any crime, indulge any vice, do whatever you wanted, to anyone you wanted, unburdened by guilt or remorse, and no one would ever know it was you. What would you do? Would you ever stop? Would you still be yourself? Or can a creature without compassion, without self-restraint, without morals, still be called human at all?
The new Jim Carrey movie, Me, Myself, and Irene, hits theaters this weekend! We recommend listening to the original tale of a man with an evil twin, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as a warm-up for this summer blockbuster.
Rechtsanwalt John Utterson ist verwirrt - sein Mandant und Freund, der gutherzige und hochangesehene Arzt Dr. Henry Jekyll, benimmt sich höchst sonderbar. An seiner Statt trifft man immer häufiger den Furcht einflößenden und gewalttätigen Mr. Edward Hyde an. Dr. Jekylls Interesse an Edward Hyde scheint mehr als widersprüchlich und Mr. Utterson hofft, mehr über die Verbindung zwischen den beiden Männern herauszufinden. Welche Rolle spielt dabei Dr. Jekylls Forschungsarbeit? Sehr bald zeigt sich Mr. Utterson die ganze schreckliche Wahrheit...
La interminable lucha entre el bien y el mal puesta en escena en un relato sorprendente. Un hombre, el Dr Henry Jekyll, y un monstruo atormentado, Mr Hyde, guardan entre ellos una siniestra relación que pronto alcanzará ribetes de escándalo cuando se descubra que ambos, son una misma persona.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ranks alongside Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula as one of the top horror stories to emerge from the late 19th Century. Film and stage adaptations have never been able to fully relate the agony and conflict that permeates the mind of Dr Jekyll, but the audio version read by Ian Holm adds an extra spine-chilling dimension to the original text by Robert Louis Stevenson.
"Chilling (and complete)"
Dealing with split personalities, Dr. Jekyll battles with himself to overcome the evil Mr. Hyde. An old friend of Dr. Jekyll's, lawyer Gabriel John Utterson, investigates odd occurrences that are linked to Mr. Hyde. Dr. Jekyll is determined to stop becoming Mr. Hyde and uses a potion to stop the transition. This works for a time, but the need for the potion increases because he can't stave off the beast.
Both a cracking tale of horror and deeply audacious account of the human psyche, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has continued to thrill and fascinate since it was first published in 1886.