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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86,672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Dr Jekyll creates a potion whereby he can divide the good and evil parts of his personality and thus free the good side to work for the benefit of mankind without the distraction of his baser instincts. Unfortunately, he undertakes the experiment while the depraved side of his nature is in the ascendancy and turns into the repulsive Mr Hyde, whose very presence 'emanates with foulness and decay', and who bears the 'signature of Satan' on his face. Hyde eventually commits murder and begins to dominate the tortured Jekyll, inhabiting the Doctors' body more and more - and then Jekylls' supply of the drugs to make his potion and effect the transformation start to run out!

The idea for this horror story came to Stevenson in a nightmare. Part thriller, part mystery the novels construction was also notable, for the action is described by three of the protagonists. The terrifying tale was hailed as a literary landmark when it was first published in 1886.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 2/20/2014

    " Out of the classic horror stories I've read this was probably the worst. Not saying it's a bad book just wasn't as good as the rest. I did like however the difference between the Mr Hyde in the original book, a small man with an aura of evil, but not physicaly overpowering and the modern takes on him as a giant powerful beast. Also the moral story behind it was quite an interesting thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 2/16/2014

    " I really liked the first account we hear of Mr. Hyde, and I thought more of such accounts should have been presented, because it was kind of tough to figure out what Mr. Hyde could possibly be doing on his excursions. I wanted to hear of the sick, twisted deeds and of the methods he used to execute them. I wanted to know what secret desires lurked within Jekyll, and maybe in the process see which secret desires I too held. I also kinda wished I didn't know exactly what was up from the get go, due to the dang old saturation of this story into our popular culture. Due to its quaint length, it was a good book to carry around with me during the night and read in Moroccan Coffee Shops and in the aftermath of sucky parties. And maybe the message was relevant too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kingfan30 | 2/16/2014

    " I was familiar with the overal story before picking the book up but not the finer details. And as its a classic was surprised at how small a book it is. It was an interesting read, although not quite as horrific as I thought it would be seeing as some class it as a horror. I think if I had read this with out knowing the end it would have had far more impact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aarthi Venugopalan | 2/12/2014

    " Easily my most favorite book !! Amazing, haunting, fascinating, creepy - just an endless list of superlatives befit this one... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 readinrobin | 2/3/2014

    " I can't say that I understand why this is a classic, as I barely got through it. I guess it just isn't for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Measimer | 1/23/2014

    " I liked Jekyll and Hyde. Mixed thoughts on the various short stories. Those involving the Bohemian Prince and the Suicide Club were fine. I thought The Body Snatcher was good but ended abruptly (the twist didn't create any result except to say "The End"). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noura Al-buraiki | 1/22/2014

    " both of Dr.Jykell and Mr.hyde are inside us. It's a long short story or novella rather than novel. it's an easy to read book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Schvejda | 1/18/2014

    " A rereading of this timeless classic reminds me of how TV and movies twist the tale into a much shorter time frame, and generally portray Hyde as quite large - he was in fact a dwarf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Knowles | 1/11/2014

    " Another classic that the movies have detracted from. Don't think you know this story if you've seen a movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Pizel | 1/8/2014

    " It's hard to follow this type of writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 12/10/2013

    " I don't generally go for the "mad scientist creates a monster" kind of fiction. I hated Frankenstein. However, this was absolutely fantastic. Short, interesting and really creepy. Definitely worth your time... and then some. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rania | 11/17/2013

    " quite an interesting book that shows that both good and evil are essential parts that co-exist in human beings and that it is the person who allows one of them to take control over the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 6/17/2013

    " Very good read. It's so small/short I recommend as a must read. Traces of the Romantic movement mixed with transcendentalism, with a focus on human duality and morality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Thompson | 5/28/2013

    " It was very cool! i love this book a lot! i read it all in 2 days. It was very creapy and strange. I think that robert did very good! i realy liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupertt Wind | 12/6/2012

    " A superb novel, stunningly original "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariadna73 | 8/18/2012

    " A good one and an evil one. We have a hard time admiting it; but when it comes to face the truth; it is there barefeet; smiling back at us. I love the helpless way that this book has of showing how the human being can be doomed by his evil self. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Kirr | 8/15/2012

    " Got this free on my iPad, and it was short, and I was traveling. It was not what I expected, and I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S | 3/18/2012

    " Lapsed into difficult articulation here and there but nonetheless astounding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Davidson | 7/7/2011

    " It was ok but didn't captivate me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malcolm | 7/4/2011

    " This book, Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde, is about a man who is a well renowned doctor, but when he takes his drug, he turns into the mysterious, evil, Mr.Hyde. The book is decent, I wish I was able to read more like the older english used to. Good book, 3 of 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 7/2/2011

    " A terrifying tale of good and evil. Another classic. Would read it again in a heartbeat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/22/2011

    " "Dr.Jekyll" is cool but really guys, "The Merry Men" is the real shit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/16/2011

    " Even without the suspense as to the outcome, the book was an entertaining read. And, it's a classic! I have seen the play before and next time I'll have the full story in mind to make it richer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/16/2011

    " Lovely writing. Intricate, elegant phrasing that is so far removed from the blunt way we communicate in the modern world. Also an intriguing investigation of the desire to indulge in vice without consequence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/15/2011

    " Loved it. It drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/10/2011

    " I loved this book!! It was brilliantly thought through and had a good meaning in the end . It made me cry!! :') "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " The sotry is nothing like pop culture portrays. The monster is a small man, not a huge giant. I read it for the cultural experience. I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Like all books that have become horror classics, the original is not scary or horrible. It is a much different story than Hollywood has made it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 5/2/2011

    " LOOOOOVEEDD it ;) like nothing I've ever read before! It was spectacular! lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 4/29/2011

    " a great classic in psychology, murder, & suspense. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.