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Frankenstein

Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)
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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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  • Chris
  • Pearland, Texas, United States
  • 08-06-18

Classic Tale Adequate Reading

I’m a teacher(physics) and I try to read/reread the books my students read in English to discuss it with them. This audiobook did exactly what I wanted. Gave me a quick way to refresh my memory, but the performance was nothing outstanding.

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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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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

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Chilling (in a good way)

The narrator’s voice for the different characters are so delightful, and you can tell who’s speaking before he tells you. His voice for the Wretch is so scary. He’s so good.
The story, without any spoilers, is non stop tension.
The writing is fantastic, and kept me on the edge of my seat even before any action had even begun. And then when it does... wow. This book walks a fine line between a physiological (make you think) book and a thriller. Really fun read.

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Amazing story of the human condition

None of the movies do justice to this powerful story. the horror in this story is not the creature but his treatment by Humanity or should I say in humanity.

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  • EKJ
  • Miami Florida
  • 02-02-19

1818 Version

You should note that Mary Shelley, after some difficult life experiences, revised her 1818 oringal book to one which relied more on fate than free will. This is the 1818 original version and the Dan Stevens’ narrated edition, I believe, is the later revised edition. My sons high school taught the original edition, found in the Norton Critical edition. I wish these versions were better denoted!

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Enjoyable

It was very nice to visit the classic and gain a more in debt look the making of Frankenstein. I had never read the book but recall the many movies. I would recommend this book and Audible.

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Incredible story

Exceptional writing and story, well performed and engrossing. One of my best reads to date.

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Beautiful

It's a beautiful book. I'm glad I finally read it. It's a favorite now. Wonderful narrator.

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Godfrey Daniels! Mother of pearl!!!

Suddenly immersion function gone - 2 bucks for audio, a dollar for the book but will take a 10 min. phone call to resolve. Great product, fantastic value, occasional hassles a bummer

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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.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful