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Author: Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Matt Montanez, Thibault Gray Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781518981388
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Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton’s crew when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dog sled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving. In telling his story to the captain, Frankenstein finds peace within himself.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/14/2014

    " It's worth more than a 4-star but not a 5. Once I got past the old-style writing, I enjoyed this book very much. The story is incredible and not what I had expected it to be. I guess I never really knew what the story of Frankenstein was. Found that it was an easier read when the monster was doing the narrating. All-in-all, I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/28/2014

    " What can I say? It's a classic. Great to read and there is a lot of depth, although it can be a bit dry at times, as some books from that era are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelia | 1/23/2014

    " Such a great novel. Ultimate classic. Will read again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abhishek | 1/19/2014

    " My first novel, read it in 5th Grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 1/11/2014

    " A classic and one of my favourite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelique | 1/8/2014

    " Yayyy!! I'm so glad I finally finished this! I wish I did read it when I studied it in school. There are so many levels and layers to this story I didn't know existed. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 1/8/2014

    " I read this because I was curious as to what it was all about. Frankenstien seems to have taken on a life of it's own (no pun intended) in movies. I thought this would be a scary book but it wasn't. I think it is a metafore in that if you create a monster, you need to deal with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♫Meeyah♥ | 1/7/2014

    " Usuaally when reading books for school I don't like reading them since I assume they were boring but this one was actually a nice read. The waythe story flowed from Walton's letters and into Victor Frankenstein's story was nice and then you resume to the letters. We had to annotate it which made me really understand the book, more than I wiuld before and had footnotes to passages we read earlier in the year and I realize now why we read them :) Please take time to read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catie | 1/6/2014

    " For a classic, of course it was good and I enjoyed it. We had to read it for my Literary Study. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erikka | 1/2/2014

    " her husband wrote it - lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/19/2013

    " Utterly miserable, but quite compelling! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yish | 12/17/2013

    " It was really given 2 stars only because it was the pioneer of its genre. Otherwise, the book was largely very flat and quite painful to go through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 12/10/2013

    " Really good book. I enjoyed reading this, it has a little bit of everything in it. I haven't read many books that are this old, but I can tell this was far ahead of its time. Cheers, Mary Shelley. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/1/2013

    " Very nice, liked the questions, liked the exploration of man and monster, and very much liked that Frankenstein is the name of the scientist not his creation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gael | 11/28/2013

    " Relentless hyperbole. But I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alma | 11/13/2013

    " This, more than a horror story, brings the sad memories of a man in the search of the power that God only has. This search brings nothing but fatal and horrific consequences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 11/4/2013

    " Interesting from a historical point of view, but quite a slow read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 11/1/2013

    " Though newer audiences may find this book a little slow/boring (myself included), I can't help but think how frightening it must have been to readers when it was first published. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 10/29/2013

    " A nice quick science fiction story with gothic themes and religious undertones. The only thing I ever took issue with is that the monster has an articulate and large vocabulary, though this is explained in-book, so there's reasons for that, though I think they are flimsy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Husne | 7/21/2013

    " i think its not scary "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 7/8/2013

    " Perhaps the greatest piece of gothic literature, not only in its literary style and its ability to stand alongside time, but also in its premise--one that cannot be completely ruled out as false. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allison | 6/10/2013

    " If it was possible to give a book Negative stars this would definitely gets negatives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 2/14/2013

    " I really think the concept of this book is wonderful, but the execution of her ideas is just plain awful. A seriously near-terrible book. My margins are filled with non-stop exasperated comments. If you want to read something old and gothic and amazing, seriously, Bram Stoker's Dracula is the one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 12/27/2012

    " I could relate to a lot of things in this books, mainly loneliness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/27/2012

    " I "read" this story as an audio book. It was not at all what I expected but I enjoyed it and the dramatic reading of the audio book was very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Poppy | 12/19/2012

    " Very moving. It's a book about the human condition in it's rawest form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Izabella | 12/13/2012

    " Beautiful book that i wouldn't hesitate to read over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maris | 5/21/2012

    " Loved this book! Very dark at some points but I thought it was incredible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pippa | 3/26/2012

    " Victor Frankenstein is such a dick. I don't understand why anyone in the book is even vaguely nice to him. It is sort of enjoyable if you enjoy stupid men getting all emo and it is incredibly well written, even more so when you realise Mary Shelly was 19 when she wrote it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haneen | 3/4/2012

    " Loved this book. Rereading it for a class helped solidify this feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xtîñà | 2/15/2012

    " I liked it; it was just my usual style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kuro | 10/16/2011

    " It makes me depressed to think a 17 year old girl wrote this, and still outclasses about half of all the fiction writers out there in the world today in a few pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 10/7/2011

    " This is a powerful journey of the Gothic mind. The imagery is especially powerful as a consideration of the movement towards finding the sublime in the world itself upon disenfranchisement with held beliefs. "

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

    " It was kind of a hard book to read (for me). Some parts were really slow and hard to understand. But it is really a classic that everyone should read. It shows the harshness and brutality of humans towards "different" things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2011

    " I had to read this for an Open Uni course - it is very good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 5/20/2011

    " This is a beautifully written tale. "

About the Narrator

Matt Montanez is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.