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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.
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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By Brent W on 11-02-17
Changed my understanding of processing literature
I teach composition for a living, but I've never had a more thorough training on understanding the depth of literature than in listening to Richard Armitage bring this story to life. I've listened to many excellent books on Audible, but none have captured me in the way this book did. Armitage is able to bring out the themes of this book through his storytelling in a way that my own so-called "deep reading" would have missed.
If anybody wants to understand what literature can be -- should be, settle down with this reading of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. You won't be disappointed.
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By Lindy Lincoln on 11-02-17
R. Armitage reads The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
My fourteen year old son and I immensely enjoyed Richard Armitage ‘s narration of Stevenson’s story. We had just finished reading it when my husband found it on Audible being performed by him. Knowing his superb acting ability and his natural richness of voice, he was the perfect man to read this gripping story. His character voices were true and chilling. We look forward to his reading of Hamlet! Well done!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful