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    • 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 618
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 573

    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 786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 679

    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

    • 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 30
    • 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, or The Modern Prometheus

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

    • 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
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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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Caden Vaughn Clegg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 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

    • Mathilda

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Sarah Douglas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • 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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      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

    • 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 Geir on 10-18-08

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Donald White, Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Roberts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The story concerns a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who conducts a great experiment to see if he can create a living being from the body parts of corpses. Only whe the experiment is successful does he begin to think of the ethics and consequences of what he has done. The creature he created becomes embittered when he finds that no one will love him becuase of his appearance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Made for a better movie...

    • By steve on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $18.90

    • 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