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Publisher's Summary

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.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, is one of the most influential Gothic novels in British literature. It is as relevant today as it is haunting.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Storyline NOT the same as the text

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

Yes, however, chose it as a read along with the text; several parts are missing or inaccurate.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Looking for a version that matches the book.

What about Nico Evers-Swindell’s performance did you like?

Nice voice

Did Frankenstein inspire you to do anything?

Haven't finished the text... Looking for another version to match the book

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • L. Maki
  • Brooklyn, Wisconsin
  • 01-14-18

Nothing like the movie

I was taken aback. This is not at all the story that we all know as Frankenstein the monster from the movies. If you have ever thought about reading this book just get this version the reader is fabulous and the story is not that of the movie. This story is of loss and compassion and is so well-read that I could barely stop listening. bought this 5 days ago and have just finished it. Wow.

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A Masterpeice !

A Masterpeice, if you have not yet read/listened to this unforgettable story before do not for a moment hesitate. The author creates characters and movements so clear to the reader/listener's imagination its truly a wonder to behold and unfortunate this is Mary Shelleys only work.

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Depressing book - good narration

I never knew this book was so depressing... the word miserable is only used like 10,000 times in this book. Good narration though.

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  • Lo
  • 11-18-17

A Brilliant Classic

This is a brilliant classic wonderfully narrated by Nico Evers-Swindell, which is definitely worth a credit.

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  • Ms T
  • 02-18-18

A great listen

When I started this audiobook I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but half way through, when the monster had been created and was brought to life, it was a completely engrossing story. Although less than ten hours in length, it seemed like an epic and I attribute that to the great distances travelled by Frankenstein which are so wonderfully described by Shelley. The narrator possibly needs to work on his accents but nonetheless this was a great listen.

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  • R. A. Hicks
  • 08-26-17

The Monster Was Frankenstein

What did you like most about Frankenstein?

I liked the monster.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Frankenstein?

The monster's desire for acceptance by humans

What about Nico Evers-Swindell’s performance did you like?

Everything. Nico Evers-Swindell narrated the book perfectly.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The monster's appearance after his creator's death.

Any additional comments?

Frankenstein, the monster's creator, is the tragic villain of this novel. If he had taken responsibility for his creation and developed an affection for it, as he surely would have done had he got to know him, instead of being disgusted by his appearance and abandoning him, all would have been well.

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