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This Penguin Classic is performed by Colin Salmon known for his starring roles in Resident Evil and Alien Vs Predator. He is also known for his role as Charles Robinson alongside Pierce Brosnan's James Bond. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Maurice Hindle, read by Peter Noble. A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle.

Obsessed with the idea of creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material with which to fashion a new being, shocking his creation to life with electricity. But this botched creature, rejected by its creator and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy Frankenstein and all that he holds dear. Mary Shelley's chilling gothic tale was conceived when she was only eighteen, living with her lover Percy Shelley near Lord Byron's villa on Lake Geneva. It would become the world's most famous work of Gothic horror, and Frankenstein's monster an instantly-recognisable symbol of the limits of human creativity.

©2019 Mary Shelley (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Absolutely loved this book!

I had no idea what to expect going into this, but I was pleasantly surprised. The narrator is incredible, and the book itself is definitely worth the purchase.

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  • 02-24-20

Long, tedious, pointless, and boringly read

Slow narration with constant pauses mid sentence - painful! I found the story itself pointless and tiresome. I had been curious to experience the original narrative of Frankenstein and was sorely disappointed. My previous classic, Middlemarch, read by Juliet Stevenson was an absolute delight.

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  • Jodi Robertson
  • 05-18-21

Not my thing

Personally found the story to be bland. And the narrators voice isn’t the best for audio books in my opinions kind of ruined it

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  • Jacqueline Wise
  • 03-02-21

A classic beautifully delivered

This novel has long been a favourite of mine and to ‘hear’ it was a wonderful treat!