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Publisher's Summary

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.
Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media
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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael A. Russell on 05-28-12

Great performance of a timeless classic

Jim Donaldson does a great job with the narration of "Frankenstein." Every character has its own distinctive voice (with the exception of the namesake doctor, whose voice changes when the point of view shifts from third- to first-person and back). My only wish would have been that they had hired a female to read Mary Shelley's introduction.

Please note that there are four "doubled-up" lines in this performance that should have been caught during editing, which gives the impression that the Audible player "skipped." No skipping...just a couple of line re-reads. Almost all of them are near the beginning, and one is about three-quarters of the way through, so they're needle-in-a-haystack things at best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

A Monster of Fiction

Love the complexity of Shelley's narrative and the poetry of her prose. Jim does a good job of narrating this monster.

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