The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a brute of a man tramples an innocent girl, apparently out of spite, two bystanders catch the fellow and force him to pay reparations to the girl's family. The brute's name is Edward Hyde.A respected lawyer, Utterson, hears this story and begins to unravel the seemingly manic behavior of his best friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his connection with Hyde. Several months earlier, Utterson had drawn up an inexplicable will for the doctor, naming Hyde as his heir in the event that he disappears. Fearing his friend has been blackmailed into this arrangement, Utterson probes deeper into both Jekyll and his unlikely protégé. He is increasingly unnerved at each new revelation. In a forerunner of psychological dramas to come, Stevenson uses Hyde to show that we are both repulsed by and attracted to the darker side of life, particularly when we can experience it in anonymity.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Stevenson's most often dramatized and distorted novella gets its umpteenth audiobook narration from the talented Scott Brick. Although his British accent is a wee bit shaky, he doesn't disappoint. He narrates in his wonted American voice with particular attention to atmosphere and delivers his British characters with personality and a reserve that lends appropriate gravity to the tale and plays effectively against its melodrama.

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I HEARD WHAT I HEARD
It was hard to keep my mind focused on this. This does not stand up to modern day horror. The many movies that have been made from this, some turning Mr. Hyde into Jack the Ripper, are good movies. If you listen to the last twenty minutes of this, you have the whole book in a nutshell. This book also hits two of my pet peeves. !. Evil people look evil, usually having a deformity and good people are pretty, handsome, tall, petite, etc... 2. Something is so terrible, the writer can't describe it. This was common practice of the time. I thought Brick was good.
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An Unchanging Classic

Dracula, Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde--these are the great triumvirate of 1800s horror novels. Even though this book is relatively short, it is a masterpiece of literature and a perfect novel for Halloween. The best part of this book is what the author does not write--the author is great about giving just enough information to let the reader's imagination help paint the story. The story is enduring in its quality and cultural impact. The narrator does a fantastic job bringing the story to life.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2006
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio