Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Saintly Dr. Henry Jekyll is the epitome of dedication, while the frightening Mr. Edward Hyde commits murder. What strange secret binds these two men in the fog of London?
©1980 Recorded Books (P)1980 Recorded Books

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Good read

Narrator was near perfect. This is the first time I finished the book, or rather he did. I never knew how much different this book was from the movies. I can see why the movies had to improvise the story as it was told from the points of view of those around the antagonist. Of course the story goes almost entirely in reverse order. Well done.

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Short and different

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I remembered this story from watching Wishbone (a children's tv show going through some of classic books) back in my childhood, and finally decided to read the real thing. The story I remember was a bit more interesting than the real book but it's still a decent read. There isn't a whole lot of character development so it's hard to really get attached to any of the characters. There was a lot of missed potential to delve into the theory of the two halves of man, into morality, into internal perception, which this book just barely touches on. Still, it's fun to listen to the other characters in their confusion and waiting for them to realize who Hyde really is. If you want a quick and easy listen, something a bit different than the average, I would recommend this book.

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A Classic

Everybody knows the story; Audible's version doesn't disappoint. Great story, great performance. It's worth your credit or your money.