The Island of Dr. Moreau

  • by H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought provoking. Listeners will thrill to this chilling masterpiece as man boldly takes evolution into his own hands for the first time. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel experiments, continues his transplantations on a small South Pacific island, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. When the island’s human/beasts revolt, the true consequences of his genetic meddling emerge. This stunning novel introduces listeners to the potential perils and gains of scientific discovery. H.G. Wells, author of the science fiction novels The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau, remains the standard by which modern fantasy authors are judged.


Audible Editor Reviews

H.G. Wells's classic horror story centers around monster-making. As the tale begins, the nephew of Edward Prendick is narrating from an account written by his uncle as a old man. While in the prime of life, the shipwrecked Prendick was saved from death by Dr. Moreau, an expatriate living on a deserted island who was attempting, by surgical experiments, to humanize animals. Through Prebble's narrative mastery the character of Prendick evolves with the events he describes. The opening chapter is performed in a dry, weary voice. As Prendick describes the animals' agony and the misshapen results of the "man-making," Prebble reads in a shadowy, intense tone, conveying events too horrible and unbelievable to describe. Prebble's narration makes the story visual and visceral.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

this story is so cool

The narrator was awesome and the story is really cool! I was forced to read this for school but I ended up really loving it!!
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- Kyle Cass

An Oldie but a Goodie

I have to admit, this book actually exceeded my expectations. The narrator did a great job setting the tone of the story's era and bringing the classic Victorian masterpiece to life. If you are a fan of the HP Lovecraft audio books, I think you will enjoy these as well.
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- David Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books