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After many days at sea, Edward Prendick is picked up by a schooner transporting exotic animals to an undisclosed location. On this secret island he is forced to disembark, catching faint glimpses of creatures born from nightmares.

Public Domain (P)2014 B. J. Harrison

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Timeless story with great narration

I listened to "The Most Dangerous Game" and liked the narrator so found "The Island of Dr. Moreau" read by the same narrator.

I read the book long ago. It is a great story read well...

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Long time favorite

Would you listen to The Island of Dr. Moreau [Classic Tales Edition] again? Why?

I've read this many time but this is the first audio that does the story justice. Harrison's voice and tone are perfect for this book. A personal favorite, but not much action. Harrison tells the story the way I hear it in my mind when I read the text.

Which scene was your favorite?

The first chapter, the explanation of what is about to occur.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. This is a tale to be enjoyed in small segments.

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  • TraceyEva
  • 05-19-16

This audiobook really draws you in

I was very impressed with B J Harrison's narration. He is very good when it comes to creation the voices of the "creatures" . It raises a great many ethical and theological issues. HG Wells was a genius. Such sublime writing. Very exciting. At times it was also quite scary. Dystopia at its best!

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  • Roland B-C
  • 08-19-17

Excellent

A really good example of the author's work. Utterly compelling and believable. I love this story.

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