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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 4,938
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,598

    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
    • The Modern Prometheus

    • By Anon on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die [Halloween Edition]

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins, Brian Kelly, Josh Smith, and others
    • Length: 47 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: Dracula [Washington Irving], The Dunwich Horror [H. P. Lovecraft], The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Washington Irving], Frankenstein [Mary Shelley], Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Turn of the Screw [Henry James], The Raven [Edgar Allan Poe], Carmilla [Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu ], The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux].

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Erica Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), "Frankenstein" is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early chapters repeat themselves?

    • By Carlene on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent narration if a classic

    • By Kevin Lewis on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $10.35

    • The Mortal Immortal

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • 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 656
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 609
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 608

    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: Javier Jiménez
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Novela gótica considerada como el primer texto del género ciencia ficción que aborda la moral científica, la creación y destrucción de vida y la audacia de la humanidad en su relación con Dios. El protagonista, un joven suizo estudiante de medicina, Víctor Frankenstein, intenta rivalizar en poder con la divinidad, como una suerte de Prometeo moderno, dándole vida a un cuerpo generado a partir de la unión de distintas partes de cadáveres diseccionados.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this program, you will receive unabridged recordings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpieces. Readers: good, a bit monotonous

    • By IM on 06-25-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CHAPTER LIST:

    • By Anonymous User on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Josh Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Written by Mary Shelley (1797-1851), "Frankenstein" is the best-selling horror classic about an experiment that goes horribly wrong, and a monster who swears revenge on his creator. Swiss student Victor Frankenstein uncovers the secret to bringing life to what is lifeless, and in assembling body parts to create a monster, ultimately sets the stage for his own destruction and that of everything he loves when the monster is rejected by society.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book horrible narrator

    • By Justin Herrin on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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 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 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Mathilda

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Sarah Douglas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I just wanted to say, "Get over it."

    • By Robin C. Rutan on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $5.32

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Frankenstein [French Version]

    • 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

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 2

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, H. P. Lovecraft, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Julie Peasgood
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales of the macabre and chilling, by writers as diverse as Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, H. P. Lovecraft and A. M. Burrage. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are: "The Body Snatcher", by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Mortal Immortal", by Mary Shelley; "The Thing on the Doorstep", by HP Lovecraft; and "Waxworks", by AM Burrage.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • 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 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 706

    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

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration

    • By Evil_Asch on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $11.18

    • The Mortal Immortal

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English romantic and gothic novelist who is most famous as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. She was married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She also wrote a number of shorter "tales of the unnatural", of which "The Mortal Immortal", a story of a man who will not die, is the most famous.

    Regular price: $2.95

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