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Publisher's Summary

Frankenstein, written by British author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was first published in London in 1818. 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 - as alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. Frankenstein has significantly influenced modern literature and popular culture, and spawned the "mad-scientist" genre of horror stories and films.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Geir on 10-18-08

Made the flu a cozy excuse

I have saved this story for a long time, and suffering from the winter flu the moment seemed right. Audible had many versions available and it was hard to choose. The voice of Dick Hill in the preview persuaded me and I wasn't disappointed.

Mary did a very good job of conjuring up the world of Frankenstein and his monster and their tormenting plight of life. I was very moved by this story. It is thrilling, touching and scary all at once.

The narration by Dick Hill was entirely perfect. His voice and Mary's story became this rollercoaster of an audio book, that just made this winter flu a cozy excuse to relax and enjoy good literature.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nelson on 10-30-08

Powerful, terrifying, thought-provoking

This is one of the best books I've read or heard. The narrator expertly evokes the powerful emotions of fear, agony, and revenge that the author so brilliantly penned. The crafting of the tale (and the tales within the tale) is very clever and nuanced. The listener is drawn into the time and place of the action and then swept away by the engulfing currents of horror and rage felt by Frankenstein and his monster. The vivid descriptions of the benighted landscapes, humane (and inhumane) characters, and horrifying murders are unparalleled. I recommend this recording over any horror flick, if you are looking for an intelligent horror story that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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