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  • The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • By: H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

A shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates sentient beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. H.G. Wells at his best.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic story barely tolerable narrator Alan Munro

  • By Jpmezz on 07-25-14

Classic story barely tolerable narrator Alan Munro

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

not bad to listen to while doing other things.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

Just about anyone could do better. this Narrator is kind of like an english William Shatner with his odd pauses in sentences. I usually find english accents and pronunciations humorous and entertaining but this guy is just bad. I dont generally expect narrators to be great at imitating numerous people but this guy was really bad in that respect as well.

Was The Island of Doctor Moreau worth the listening time?

Flip a coin.

Any additional comments?

I really love audio books. ive been able to listen to many of the classics i wouldnt otherwise invest the time to get to know. From now on ill be avoiding books narrated by Alan Munro regardless of how tempting the book may be.

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