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Extended Audio Sample A Study Guide to Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Audiobook, by Richard Kaye
3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Kaye Narrator: Julian Sands Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The classic story of 19th-century man's attempt to control nature through science has remained provocative to this day - the possibilities of science have developed to make Mary Shelley's terrifying vision seem less fantastic. This study guide includes background information on Mary Shelley's England, a detailed narrative guide to the novel, dramatic readings, and a critical analysis. Author Richard Kaye has written articles for The New York Times, Studies in English Literature, and other publications. This guide is part of the A+ AUDIO series from Time Warner, an innovative set of study materials that will help you to better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. Look for other A+ titles from Audible in the Education section of Personal Development.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel Crotzer | 2/20/2014

    " Honestly, one of the only books I've read that I truly despise. Yuck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha Newborn | 2/10/2014

    " An important book. Mary Shelley is methodical, but also swept up in the Sturm-und-Drang emotionality of the period. Her characters have motivations, psychological depth, passions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Sanders | 2/8/2014

    " I love the fact that this is a book that was a book originally published roughly 200 years ago and it's message is still relevant today is why this is a must read for anyone. Shelley talks of how Doctor Frankenstein tries to play God and creates a monster in the process, science taken too far. This is an issue that is still relevant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 2/5/2014

    " One of the few books assigned for school that I could actually somewhat enjoy. Though boring at times, and a slight bit less horrifying than one would imagine a great horror story to be, it was still an enjoyable read. Hmm, maybe it was the time period that made it seem less scary than it should have been. After all, it's hard to be scared of something that sounds like a character out of Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Fu | 1/27/2014

    " For the longest time, I thought Frankenstein was the monster's name. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clairemaurer7 | 1/24/2014

    " A classic masterpiece. Extremely well written with some depth full themes. I cannot believe Mary Shelley was so young when she wrote it. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnnMarie Wright | 1/21/2014

    " I, in honest, was not sure what to expect when I started to read "Frankenstein" other than it was a Gothic Romance about a man who created another man- or monster. The descriptions made were very beautiful or terrifying, contrasting light and dark. I quickly grew to love the characters and feel empathy for the horrible acts and tragedies... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mukarram Amine | 1/19/2014

    " Its a timeless classic for good a reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/18/2014

    " What was Victor thinking?! What an idiot! I loved reading the original story, very different from the movies. It was also a great choice for discussing at my book club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Cianci | 1/9/2014

    " If an editor had lopped off the first fifth of this book, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. Very slow to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 12/29/2013

    " Read it the last in in college for lit. Interesting to note the differences from the movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur dos Santos | 10/19/2013

    " A quick reading, but an essential one. In case you have seen the movie Frankenstein (1931), you must read this book anyway, 'cause it's a totally different (and better) story. It's a must read in every sense of the term. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corynn | 10/1/2013

    " Not one of my favorite books I've ever read in school that's for sure, and quite possibly the worst ending I've ever read. BUT the story was sort of interesting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matti Burns | 8/21/2013

    " Very interesting... wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but the story and the characters definitely grew on me. By the end of it, I was sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to befall Victor next... great plot twists and certainly a spooky read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Landon K. | 8/15/2013

    " I like its symbolism, its literary allusions, and most of all the story of its creation, but it didn't do too much for me aesthetically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Buraslan | 8/8/2013

    " People who only have the general idea of Frankenstein must be surprised. You'd be expecting a real monster, but you'll end up finding a misunderstood creature who just want someone to love him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reagan Elaina | 8/8/2013

    " I know this book is a classic, but it took everything I had to get through it. It was very slow to take off, and was very steady throughout the whole book, I never felt like I was on the edge of my seat. ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane Wagoner | 11/7/2011

    " Interesting idea but too repetitive to live up to its potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Means | 2/25/2011

    " The idea of this story was intresting,but i hate the Writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal Johnson | 5/9/2006

    " Perhaps my favorite classic novel! Beautiful writing and a bold statement by a woman author during the Romantic period! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jhariton | 6/20/2004

    " I had great sympathy for the monster. It was his poor treatment by humans that turned him into the destructive creature he became. How sad it was to see this. He had my sympathy. Beware bullies! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Battlepaint | 2/27/2003

    " A much quainter book then I expected, with no unneeded fanfare. This book really was just a statement on nature vs nurture and what truly makes the monster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rini | 3/26/2002

    " It is one of the saddest story I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elana | 1/2/2000

    " I didn't like it until our book club discussion. Hurray for book club! "

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