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  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "ARE WE ALWAYS TO BE UNHAPPY?"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Nico Evers-Swindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Tia says: "Storyline NOT the same as the text"
  • Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Jim Donaldson
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    Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

    Darwin8u says: "A Monster of Fiction"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    Brian Zohner says: "A Great Performance for a very Boring Story"
  • The Monster Collection | Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Robert Louis Stevenson,Maria Mellins,Peter Howell

    The Monster Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
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    Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Cori Samuel
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    Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the novel was published when she was 20. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
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    One of the greatest horror stories ever written, Frankenstein comes to spellbinding life once again in this tour-de-force performance by the acclaimed director and star of Henry V, Dead Again, and Much Ado About Nothing. The definitive recording of one of the most haunting tales of all time, Kenneth Branagh's performance of Frankenstein is a true audio classic.

  • The Mortal Immortal | Mary Shelley

    The Mortal Immortal

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By B.J. Harrison
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    An ancient alchemist drags out his weary life in search of the elixir of immortality. But, when his vengeful assistant quaffs the mixture, he discovers that the effects of the draft of immortality may never wear off. Mary Shelley explores the concept of immortality, following a character that never ages through a ponderous and thought provoking life.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A CURE FOR LOVE"
  • Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Time Machine, War of the Worlds: Plus Bonus Books | Mary Shelley,H. G. Wells,Robert Louis Stevenson,Joseph Conrad

    Frankenstein, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Time Machine, War of the Worlds: Plus Bonus Books

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated By Korey Samuel, Mark Neilson, Christine Hughes, and others
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    In this program, you will receive unabridged recordings.

    Ohad Neubach says: "Great collection of classic sci-fi pioneers."
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter", Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

    Tad Davis says: "Great reading"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
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    Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley's passionate and Gothic tale of terror, in which a man's desire to know the unknowable sweeps him into a living nightmare. Victor Frankenstein's experiments with life itself give birth to an extraordinary force with the potential for either good or evil.

    Evil_Asch says: "Excellent Narration"
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Following the framework of a tale within a tale, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, which features the subtitle The Modern Prometheus follows the scientific - and at times horrific - exploits of Victor Frankenstein. Victor studied alchemy in college, and after a mere two years he figures out that he can put human body pieces back together and restore the entire corpse to life.

    Bill says: "Total Fail!"
  • The Last Man | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Last Man

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Matt Bates, Anna Bentinck
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    The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late 21st century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.

    Stephen P. Suelzle says: "A great book, with a great story."
  • Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Daniela Acitelli
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    Mary Shelley wished with her classic Gothic novel Frankenstein to "make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart". Mary Shelley succeeded. Victor Frankenstein finally fulfills his dream of creating his own living creature, stitched together from the macabre remains of corpses. To his horror he finds he has created something even more ghastly than in his worst imaginings. Frankenstein has created a monster with a soul!

  • Classic Tales Of Horror | Ambrose Bierce,Bram Stoker,Charles Dickens,Henry James,H P Lovecraft,Daniel Defoe,Mary Shelley,W W Jacobs

    Classic Tales Of Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
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    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    Anthony Rebol says: "loved how they were read but..."
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Fabio Camero
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    Mary Shelley, recien salida de la adolescencia fue la companera del celebre poeta ingles Percy Shelley, con quien se fugo a Suiza, a pesar de estar el casado. Cuando su esposa se suicido, los dos amantes contrajeron matrimonio. En una reunion, a la que asistio Byron, este ultimo propuso que cada uno escribiera una historia de horror y la joven sorprendio a todos cuando llego con la historia de "Frankenstein, o el moderno Prometeo", un clasico de la literatura de horror.

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations | H G Wells,Karel Čapek,Mary Shelley,Stanislaw Lem,Arthur Conan Doyle

    Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection: Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By H G Wells, Karel Čapek, Mary Shelley, and others
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister, Joanne Froggatt, William Gaunt, and others
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    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

  • Mathilda | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Mathilda

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Sarah Douglas
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    The second novel from Mary Shelley, written in 1819-20 but not published in full until 1959. The story deals with common romantic themes but also incest and suicide. Narrating from her deathbed, Mathilda tells the story of her unnamed father’s confession of incestuous love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; her relationship with a gifted young poet called Woodville fails to reverse Mathilda’s emotional withdrawal or prevent her lonely death.

  • Frankenstein (Dramatized) | Mary Shelley,Jonathan Barnes

    Frankenstein (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes
    • Narrated By Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, and others
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    When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child.... Soon Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster?

    Geoffrey says: "should not be considered unabridged"
  • Frankenstein & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: With Commentary by Alison Larkin | Samuel Taylor Coleridge,Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: With Commentary by Alison Larkin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Clive Hayward
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    This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by 19-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale. It is followed by "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Coleridge which was an early haunting influence on the young Mary Shelley.

    Mary Katherine Worth says: "A WONDERFUL recording with fascinating commentary"
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