The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

  • by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by Michael Kitchen
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale. It is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality, and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.


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The Dark Human Heart

Effectively read by Michael Kitchen, this audiobook offers three compelling nightmarish tales by Robert Louis Stevenson. The first is Stevenson's classic tale of the dual nature inside all of us, of our inner conflict between good and evil: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is a concise and powerful story whose unusual structure involves us more and more deeply in Jekyll's inevitable doom. The second tale, "The Body Snatcher," leads steadily to a nightmarish shock. The third tale, "Olalla," is a gothic look at evolution (devolution!) played out in an old aristocratic Spanish family. Kitchen reads all three tales with perfect pitch, pace, understanding, and expression.
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- Jefferson

Excellent performance of the classic tales

Would you listen to The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror again? Why?

I decided to get this book after coming across some references to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide in self-development literature. All 3 stories have a flavor of a psychological thriller, amended for time and place. For me, Dr Jekyll-Mr. Hide story is more about the personality destruction by addiction, then about the split/dual personality. The narrator is excellent, with the perfect blend of passion for the plot and characters, and impartiality of a story teller.

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- Rena IAS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios