The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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Robert Louis Stevenson presents the suspenseful, eerie and captivating story of a ruthless scientist who sets out to liberate his inner demon from the firm clutches of his conscience.
Upon bearing witness to the extent of Mr Hyde's violent nature, Jekyll is horrified by his callous disregard for the welfare of others and greatly ashamed by the unstoppable nature of his ambition.
Eager to redeem himself, Jekyll sets out to capture and stop the bloodthirsty Mr Hyde, by any means necessary. However, in keeping with true gothic tradition, Dr Jekyll must now face a race against time as damning evidence is uncovered, and the investigating detectives and interested parties are brought right to his door.
Hailed by the Detective Club as 'one of the most amazing crime stories ever written', Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde was met with immediate critical approval, ensuring its success and popularity for years to come.
A highly accomplished Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson is also credited with stories of Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses and Kidnapped. Arguably, however, none have contributed to English literature quite like the unique tale of Dr Jekyll and his monster, Mr Hyde.
Narrator Biography
Best known for his roles in The Hobbit, Hannibal, Captain America, Robin Hood, Spooks and North and South, Richard Armitage has established himself as one of the greatest British actors of our time.
With 11 audiobooks under his belt, including Charles Dickens' David Copperfield, David Hewson's Romeo and Juliet: A Novel and Georgette Heyer's Venetia, Richard's storytelling abilities have not gone unnoticed. In 2014, he was merited with having narrated the Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.
Providing another equally captivating performance in this new and highly anticipated adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Richard Armitage gradually builds and maintains the perfect atmosphere needed for this suspenseful classic horror story.

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Narrator Makes This Worthwhile --

I'm not a huge Robert Louis Stevenson fan. I feel like his writing style in Dr. Jekyll is a bit on the didactic side, and it grates.
That said, Richard Armitage made this a worthwhile endeavor. The story isn't too long; there are only a few characters. But Armitage has a knack for villains that simply can't be beat.
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- Lucy H.

Mesmerizing...Dare to Look Inside Yourself

It had been a long while since I'd visited the world of Jekyll and Hyde. I had forgotten the power of the story. Hearing it again as an adult has been a thrilling experience. Do we dare look inside the darker places of the soul and face our demons? Why is it so much easier to be bad than to be moral and upright? Why does it take us so long to realize that the more we give in to our baser instincts, the harder it is to be the men and women we truly desire to be? Can you divide your soul in two and expect to ever be whole again? Mr. Armitage takes the listener on a visceral journey, at once thrilling and chilling. The power of his voice to transport you between the gentle Jekyll and the feral Hyde captivates the senses. Dare to listen to this old tale that still speaks to the world in which we live today.
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- Nora

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios