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    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Cabazone on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 553

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance of a timeless classic

    • By Michael A. Russell on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    Regular price: $10.35

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

    • By: Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Korey Samuel, Mark Neilson, Christine Hughes, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this program, you will receive unabridged recordings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classic sci-fi pioneers.

    • By Ohad Neubach on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Storyline NOT the same as the text

    • By Tia on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Mortal Immortal

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A CURE FOR LOVE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $0.83

    • WDA Classics Presents Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: W. B. Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    WDA Classics is proud to present another classic, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. This is the original story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impeccable performance

    • By Joshua on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful work

    • By Payne on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Last Man

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book, with a great story.

    • By Stephen P. Suelzle on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $22.41

    • Frankenstein (adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Jennifer Bassett, Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Mark Strayker
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Victor Frankenstein thinks he has found the secret of life. He takes parts from dead people and builds a new ’man’. But this monster is so big and frightening that everyone runs away from him – even Frankenstein himself! The monster is like an enormous baby who needs love. But nobody gives him love, and soon he learns to hate. And, because he is so strong, the next thing he learns is how to kill....

    Regular price: $5.04

    • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 673

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading

    • By Tad Davis on 09-03-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley - the two great poets of their age - and a lovely 17-year-old named Mary Shelley were partying and reading ghost stories on the shores of Lake Geneva. They dared each other to come up with the scariest story. Young Mary was the only one to rise to the challenge, and she gave birth to the entire horror and science fiction genres by crafting a brilliant and chilling account of what it means to be human, what responsibilities we have to each other, and how far we can go in tampering with nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator excellence brings classic to life

    • By Robert Kimball on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (or, simply, Frankenstein for short), is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

    • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
    • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
    • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Frankenstein (Dramatized)

    • By: Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • should not be considered unabridged

    • By Geoffrey on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $41.32

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 3

    • By: Robert Bloch, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Henry Mackintosh, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Another 10 extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: François Hatt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Passionné par les sciences occultes, Victor Frankenstein est persuadé qu'il peut donner la vie. Dans la solitude de son laboratoire, un soir d'orage, son rêve devient réalité.

    Regular price: $5.00

    • Frankenstein

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Victor Frankenstein is a talented scientist who creates what he sometimes refers to as a monster. The monster is a large creature made from human parts and comes to life, but feels rejected by his creator Victor, as well as most of the people with whom he comes in contact with. He winds up killing certain people in Victor's circle of family and friends, so Victor eventually pursues the monster to kill him.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Monster Collection

    • By: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Best for... First!

    • By Denise on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $53.29

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