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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.

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Nico Evers-Swindell
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    Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he's determined to bring to life. And one fateful night, he does. When the creature opens his eyes, the doctor is repulsed: his vision of perfection is, in fact, a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the monster won't be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror that shadows Victor to his death.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • The Mortal Immortal | Mary Shelley

    The Mortal Immortal

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations | H G Wells,Karel Kapek,Mary Shelley,Stanislaw Lem,Arthur Conan Doyle

    Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By H G Wells, Karel Kapek, Mary Shelley, and others
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister, Joanne Froggatt, William Gaunt, and others
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    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Frankenstein (adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library | Mary Shelley,Jennifer Bassett

    Frankenstein (adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, Jennifer Bassett
    • Narrated By Mark Strayker
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    Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new ’man’. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him – even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill....

  • 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?

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
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    Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley's passionate and Gothic tale of terror, in which a man's desire to know the unknowable sweeps him into a living nightmare. Victor Frankenstein's experiments with life itself give birth to an extraordinary force with the potential for either good or evil.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Last Man | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Last Man

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.

  • The Last Man | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Last Man

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Matt Bates, Anna Bentinck
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    The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late 21st century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.

  • The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Three | Mary Shelley,H. G. Wells,Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Three

    • ORIGINAL (38 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    Who says that you can't have it all? Adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and fine literature? Infinite variety - that is what you find here. Classic Literature has never been presented so approachably. You will savor the chills from Edgar Allan Poe, then smilingly shake your head as a man dupes an entire town. You will hear how Sherlock Holmes solves a case for Bohemian nobility, then marvel as a man destroys his life over a piece of string....

  • Classic Thrillers: Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein | Bram Stoker,Mary Shelley

    Classic Thrillers: Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Brian Cox, Heathcote Williams, Full Cast
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    For a century Bram Stoker's Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being which runs amok, has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid horror stories.

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    In the pantheon of great fictional horrors, Frankenstein's monster perhaps stands the tallest. Mary Shelley's acclaimed masterpiece, about the creation of a monster pieced together from graves, the gallows, and medical school scraps, has lost none of its chilling power to arouse both horror and compassion.

  • The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories | W.W. Jacobs,Kate Chopin,Sarah Orne Jewett,Mary Shelley, more

    The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W.W. Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, and others
    • Narrated By full cast
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    This unique collection features some of the best short stories every written. It includes, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin; "A Winter Courtship" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley; "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" and "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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