The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • by H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by Shane Sody
  • 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first and greatest "mad scientist" story, from the father of science fiction.
Shipwreck survivor Edward Prendick is rescued and dropped off at a remote Pacific Island, where a disgraced British biologist has fled to continue his experimental work on human-animal hybrids. Prendick, at first terrified, later tries to subvert Moreau's domination of the "beast people" and plays a crucial part in the tragedy that unfolds.
The Island of Doctor Moreau is part science-fiction and part horror. However, it is much more than that. The novel also raises questions about the ethical limits of scientific experiments, playing God, and the distinction between humans and animals.
The Island of Dr Moreau has influenced many later stories and movies, mainly about mad scientists creating part-human, part-animal monsters. Now you can have this incomparable story read to you. This audio version is completely faithful to the H.G. Wells novel.


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Customer Reviews

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Background noises distracting

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would remove the background noises/music. They are too loud and not done well. I returned the book to get a different narration

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- Zachary

Great story that should be listened to by all

I've never read this story before and I've always heard a lot about it. Here we meet a doctor with the best intentions for all those around him. However, we see that best intentions don't justify the actions. Here we meet a man who ends up by no choice of his own on the 'Island of Dr. Moreau'. We see his journey of seeing something and not understanding it. Like many people he see's something small and thinks something completely different going on that what is. It doesn't make it right. We see his journey to come to an understanding of what he saw. We also see what happens when you do something for what you 'perceive' as the 'right thing' shouldn't really be done.
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- Jes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2010
  • Publisher: Shane Sody (Sody Audio Books)