The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 265 ratings

This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Publisher's Summary

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures... until the day their adventures turn all too real.

They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Elizabeth, Henry, and Victor immediately set out to find assistance in a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.

Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrads life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one's own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another.

©2011 Kenenth Opel (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

    • By: Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures... until the day their adventures turn all too real. They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only peaks Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not be satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling and oddly poignant

    • By Debra on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Such Wicked Intent

    • The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
    • By: Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Tragedy has forced 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again — just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed.

    If only these things were not so tempting.... When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, they venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Brilliant!

    • By Trish on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $20.99