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    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 645
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      4 out of 5 stars 598
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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.

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

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

    Regular price: $5.59

    • 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 804
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 696

    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

    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman tackles many of the punitive patriarchal attitudes that dominated 18th-century society. With warmth and passion, Mary Wollstonecraft urges women to prioritize reason over emotion - a necessary step in building the strength of character required to break free from male notions of female fragility and foolishness. Wollstonecraft bases much of her argument in the case for women's education. Without it, women are merely men's "slaves" and "playthings" - not the intelligent, rational companions of a just and equal society.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Total Fail!

    • By Bill on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft tackles the wasted potential she sees in women, refusing to see them as inferior to men; she decries their limitations and suggests that they are worthy of an equal standard of education, and that they should be taught to develop their own reason, not simply how to gain a man. Written in 1792, at the height of the French Revolution, A Vindication is an eloquent and persuasive response to the prevailing attitudes of the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still relevant

    • By M. Y. L. on 02-14-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The novel begins with an explorer, Robert Walton, spotting an enormous creature speeding across a frozen shore, and then meeting the monster's creator, a melancholy scientist named Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein tells Walton the horrifying tale of his ambitious experiment in electrical reanimation, which resulted in a large, terrifying, unhappy creation. Spurned in his attempts at human intimacy, Frankenstein's monster becomes uncontrollable and unrepentant, forcing the scientist to set him free and send him into the unsuspecting world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overlooked classic

    • By Brent on 08-29-03

    Regular price: $26.57

    • 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 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow. Greatly surprised!!

    • By Drew on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • A Vindication Of The Rights Of Men and A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Narrated by: Jessica Martin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Mary Wollstonecraft, often described as the first major feminist, is remembered principally as the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), and there has been a tendency to view her most famous work in isolation. Yet Wollstonecraft's pronouncements about women grew out of her reflections about men, and her views on the female sex constituted an integral part of a wider moral and political critique of her times which she first fully formulated in A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “I declare against all power built on prejudices."

    • By Roger on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Victor Frankenstein is a driven man. His single-minded scientific drive has controlled his life from childhood. It has driven him to do the unthinkable, to carry out fiendish, craven tasks, to do that which only God has done before. His goal of creating life - a living, thinking being, a man - has come to pass. Little did he expect that his zeal would forge a monster, an intelligent being set upon Victor's complete destruction.

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Mathilda

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Sarah Douglas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $5.32

    • The Last Man

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and often dull.

    • By redmond on 07-24-15

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus - The Original 1816 Classic

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Julie Harris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Shelley's wife Mary, who was then only nineteen, all agreed to each compose ghost stories. Mary Shelley's story came to her during a restive night: "I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." The result of her vision, which she later published as a full length novel, became the most famous and compelling horror story of all time.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Secret Memoirs of Mary Shelley

    • Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics
    • By: Michael January, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The real love story of Frankenstein! Released from a promise to keep portions of her journey secret, Mary Shelley lays her soul bare in the intimacy of love, loss, and betrayal, the search for a mother's validation, and inspiration as a woman artist discovering her voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Adventure

    • By Aurora Dawn on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    This immortal horror story, which has implications for modern science and genetic engineering, has captured the imagination of countless generations.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Frankenstein Audiobook

    • By Tammie on 12-06-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mary

    • A Fiction
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    This story is, in essence, the novelization of Wollstonecraft's ultimate work, Vindication of the Rights of Women. It follows a girl who grows up in a moderately wealthy English family in 18th century, trying to find love and individuality in a time when such concepts are incomprehensible to society. Mary, the main character, follows life and love through a turbulent series of ups and downs while trying to remain true to herself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eh

    • By Graeme on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger and more powerful than the average man. Frankenstein rejects the creature, and lives to regret his desire to create life, after it kills his brother William. Frankenstein is a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made the flu a cozy excuse

    • By Anonymous User on 10-18-08

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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
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      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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Caden Vaughn Clegg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Frankenstein" begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance.

    Regular price: $8.91

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