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This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by 19-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale.
Brilliantly narrated by British actor Clive Hayward, this 200th anniversary audio edition of Frankenstein is followed by "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein first entered her dreams.
With fascinating commentary by Alison Larkin.
©2017 Commentary by Alison Larkin Presents (P)2017 Alison Larkin Presents
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By Mary Katherine Worth on 11-04-17

A WONDERFUL recording with fascinating commentary

I absolutely love this recording of Frankenstein. Clive Hayward's narration is brilliant - and the commentary from Alison Larkin about Mary Shelley and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner is absolutely fascinating. This great classic is made utterly accessible in this wonderful 200th anniversary recording. Bravo!

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By Alan on 02-02-18

A classic story - classically performed!

What did you like most about Frankenstein & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

A great story and a legendary one. It's a compelling listen and combines well with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - another classic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Frankenstein & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

The moment when the creature sees his reflection in the pool.

What does Clive Hayward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I tried to read this book a few years back and struggled a little, however Clive Hayward's measured delivery was excellent and lifted the text off the page effortlessly. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and based on this I would say he is one of the best narrative voices I have heard.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very engaging - mainly due to the accomplished narration - and a sense of sadness was felt whilst listening to it, particularly towards the finale.

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By Mr. S. A. Haynes on 12-09-17

Beautiful and intense

Frankenstein may be almost 200 years old but Clive Hayward’s characterisations really brought it to life and showed that it’s still a relevant and intense story.
Alison Larkin’s useful introduction provided a link between Frankenstein and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner of which I had not previously been aware.
I thoroughly enjoyed Clive Hayward’s reading and will definitely look out for more from him.

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