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Publisher's Summary

Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley's long-standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness and horror of the original.

Public Domain ©2011 Listening Library

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Who doesn't love Frankenstein?

Would you listen to Frankenstein again? Why?

This is the classic, not some ridiculous off-shoot and it is well worth the time to listen to. The story is far more interesting than any of the '60s movies ever portrayed the scientist, the monster, and the relationship that existed between them.

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Decent

The narrator inflects almost every word so it becomes monotonous. The book itself is important in its genre but it's not exciting.

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Spectacular story and narrator

Would you listen to Frankenstein again? Why?

Yes, I would indeed listen to Frankenstein again. The story is wondrous and the performance is superb.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Frankenstein?

One of the most memorable moments of Frankenstein is the relating of events by the monster.

Which character – as performed by Jim Weiss – was your favorite?

My favorite character -as performed by Jim Weiss- is undoubtable the fiend.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me shiver sometimes.

Any additional comments?

Reading and listening to this book is an unforgettable experience that I strongly recommend.

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  • Lori
  • SANTA ROSA, CA, United States
  • 02-25-13

Great Listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Frankenstein to be better than the print version?

Better than print version<br/>

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Beast. His values were simple and virtuous until he found that not a soul would care for him..to include his maker.

What does Jim Weiss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This book is written with detail after detail. If Jim Weiss did not take great effort in sharing those, the book would have been different and I may not have finished it. The book version is hard to stick with. Jim took you through each chararcter's view point. <br/><br/><br/>

Any additional comments?

Hard to believe this was written by a nineteen year old.