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This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil, and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature. He also creates an antidote that will restore him to his respectable existence as Dr. Jekyll. Gradually, however, the unmitigated evil of his darker self predominates until finally he performs an atrocious murder. His saner self determines to curtail these alternations of personality, but he discovers that he is losing control over his transformations and that he slips with increasing frequency into the world of evil. Finally, unable to procure one of the ingredients for the mixture of redemption, and on the verge of being discovered, he commits suicide.
Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted, evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror.
This tale has lost none of its ability to shock. Its realistic police-style narrative chillingly relates Dr. Jekyll’s desperation as Hyde gains control of his soul - and gives voice to our own fears of the violence and evil within us.
Public Domain (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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“The theme of human duality…is nowhere presented with more force and originality….[T]he story reveals Stevenson’s understanding of human nature and his mastery of English prose.” (Masterpieces of World Literature)
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By Tad Davis on 01-14-10

The best one yet

This really is the best audiobook version of this story available on Audible. Martin Jarvis does a stellar job. Near the end, hearing Dr Lanyon's letter, I felt like I was in the room with him, receiving the same shock to my system.

The story has an unusual structure, completely unlike any of the film versions. Nowadays everybody knows the big secret, that Jekyll and Hyde are actually the same person; but the first readers didn't know that, and Stevenson peels the onion slowly, with excruciating tension. For the first time, listening to this version, I was able to capture some of that first-time excitement.

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By Kathleen on 04-28-10

Delightful gothic, pitch-perfect narration

Martin Jarvis doesn't just read this novel, he performs it, and is as good in this role as Jeremy Brett was as Sherlock Holmes. Although I've seen, heard, or read countless versions of this classic story, this faithful audio version, coupled with Jarvis' pitch-perfect narration, effectively draws you into the story and maintains suspense right up to the final scenes.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Nicholas on 11-26-10

Martin Jarvis triumphs again!

This reading of the unabridged text of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is all one could wish for. It is read by Martin Jarvis with his customary vividness of characterization, and sure pacing. He does not fall into melodrama, which mars some readings of this story. The horror is all the more powerful because of his restraint. This production easily outstrips all other available versions.

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By G. Stewart on 04-18-15

great story well narrated

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Hyde's transformation back into Jekyll in front of Dr Lanyon, I can picture the look of horror on Lanyons face.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Hyde murdering sir Danvers,

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it is a good story that kept me well amused

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By Bianca on 02-06-16


Most amazing book ever! Very intriguing! Love it! Majorly suggest this book! Please read it!

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