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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173,304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Alexander Spencer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781436142021
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Gabriel Utterson is intrigued by the sinister figure of Mr Hyde, and the latter's strange relationship with Utterson's good friend, Dr Jekyll. When Mr Hyde beats a Member of Parliament to death, Gabriel Utterson tries to get to the bottom of the mystery and eventually discovers Dr Jekyll's dark secret. Download and start listening now!

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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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aarthi Venugopalan | 2/19/2014

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

  • 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie Harl | 2/12/2014

    " So many underlying spiritual themes in this story. Actually, they're not even underlying, they're just there. Scary how relatable it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Bell | 2/12/2014

    " Fun read for Halloween, with a bit of food for thought on human capacity for good and evil in combination... Quite enjoyable! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheneika Lofton | 2/12/2014

    " I am not sure if all of the books and movies based on this book ruined it for me, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/25/2014

    " I can't give this an objective review, since it was a required high school reading and the analysis we did on the book in class was terrible. It's a book everyone should read to understand literary references to the story, but I can't assure that you will enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reagan Bodily | 1/25/2014

    " I picture this as more of an intellectual novel for an audience of well educated people. I liked this book a lot, and if you have the time, I suggest you read it. This book is set in London in the late 1800s. He was trying to capture the mind set of someone hunting a serial killer. It is kind of a thriller novel. "

  • 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"). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/22/2014

    " A brilliant inspiration. Horrible execution. A bit of advice to people; read this on a gloomy rainy day or if you like classics. Read if you fancy but everything went downhill in the last 2 chapters. You've been warned. "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Gouin | 1/21/2014

    " I'm a huge fan of the musical, compared to this... the book is a disappointment. There just wasn't much of a story. it was just far too short! Could have been longer and expanded. I did like how you didn't hear from Jekyll until the last chapter though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nadia Fadhillah | 1/19/2014

    " kayaknya terjemahan yang aku baca agak sampah deh. jadi ngerti tapi bikin buku ini gak kerasa keren. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 1/12/2014

    " I liked it, it was short and to the point. I don't get the werewolf metaphor. I do however get the drug abuse metaphor. Didn't like how it ended however. "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 1/5/2014

    " Great stuff. I gave it four stars not so much for the text itself but more for it's narrative structure and relevance. Stevenson is a classic but this book is absolutely essential reading to understand our times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/26/2013

    " Good story and easy to read classic. The 1st part reads as a mystery while the latter part goes into the psychology of Dr. Jekyll's transformation and ultimate downfall. I enjoyed it and will be looking for my next "easy to read" classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 12/19/2013

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

  • 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paige Bennett | 12/4/2013

    " This is something I have always felt I should read- so I did- and discovered I do not like Stevenson's style- And so that takes care of two other books I felt I should read- Kidnapped and Treasure Island "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gustaf Drevin | 11/23/2013

    " Stevenson experiments and challanges the intrisic human natures: good versus evil. Who will win, we ask ourselves as Dr Jekyll takes to potion which removes the human elements from the otherwise evil and inhuman character, to become Mr Hyde. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 11/20/2013

    " Hmm. Glad to be able to cross another classic off my list. No strong opinions either way. Middle of the road. Hence, three stars. "

  • 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 Yuthika | 10/21/2013

    " It ended too quickly.. left me longing for more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/14/2013

    " I knew the story so well before reading it, from movies and other literary references, that the actual book just seemed dull. There were no surprises and I actually found the writing quite dry. I appreciate the story and its place in our culture, but I can't say I admire the book itself as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 10/11/2013

    " Staring Mr. Hyde as a mischief making monkey man. He does get pretty savage on an old man with a cane, but I was somehow expecting more from him and something else from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 VAle | 9/5/2013

    " A luglio 2009 solo l'ultima delle tante riletture di questo libro! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia Butarbutar | 9/3/2013

    " akhirnyaaa ngebaca jg secara komplit cerita tentang Dr. Jekyll dan Mr. Hyde...walopun bkn dlm bhs aslinya...tp yg penting akhirnya punya & baca kisahnya!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 8/25/2013

    " I still love it, although it isn't all that exciting... A bit slower pace than modern horror stories, it's still a classic tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Tham | 7/28/2013

    " Beautifully written, but I felt like it ended really abruptly and disappointingly. I really wanted it to keep going or have some stronger resolution. The prose is pretty fantastic though. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aarthi Venugopalan | 6/13/2013

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

  • 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 T. Sae-Low | 5/12/2013

    " A vivid portrayal of the inner turmoil that is inherent to being human. Stevenson's creative allegory of man's desire to be righteous and socially accepted juxtaposed by his sinister and more animalistic wants is beautifully crafted and cleverly paced. A classic that will always remain relevant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 3/23/2013

    " Very unlike the versions we see in movies and on tv. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Roberts | 3/1/2013

    " Of the three big 19th Century horror novels I think I liked this on the least. A great idea, obviously influential, but after seeing it done a million times sense I can't get that excited about the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cap Wafers | 12/18/2012

    " It's a fantastic book! The only problem is it's too short. "

  • 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory Rothbard | 10/26/2012

    " A short Novella that digs into the Psychology of the angelic man, made before the fall; and the dirty creatures, that lies in all humans. The psychology developed and explained here is great. If you are looking for a long read, this will not suffice. "

  • 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 Vasile | 6/28/2012

    " WOW! What a great piece of writing filled with description, mystery and suspense. This short little book is powerful which gives a glimpse into the struggles and themes of Good and Evil in a person's life. Have a go. Great READ Rating Clarification: 5 Stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oleg | 6/3/2012

    " Listened to it from a tape cassette while driving to Atlanta last summer (2011). I recollect how passing thunderstorms made it particularly scary... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaa Mohammad | 5/3/2012

    " With every day, and from both sides of my intelligence, the moral and the intellectual, I thus drew steadily nearer to the truth, by whose partial discovery I have been doomed to such a dreadful shipwreck: that man is not truly one, but truly two . "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 2/29/2012

    " I probably would have enjoyed this more if I'd actually read it, rather than listening to an audiobook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A. | 1/10/2012

    " The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a short classic about the duality of man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Gordon | 12/7/2011

    " This book is awesome! If you haven't read it you need too. A great exploration into good and evil in the human spirit. A short but very engaging and thought provoking read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chaysie | 10/11/2011

    " Fun, quick read. I hadn't even really known the story before. Perfect for October book club. "

  • 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 Jbachelder | 5/24/2011

    " Gotta love these classic horror stories! Jekyl and Hyde is a short book, and even though we all know the story of how Dr. Jekyl drinks a potion and turns into his evil alter-ego Mr. Hyde, the telling of the story is creepy and the vocabulary is brilliant. "

  • 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.

About the Narrator

Alexander Spencer was born on July 31, 1946 in Cambuslang, Strathclyde, Scotland. He is an actor, known for The Soldier (1982).