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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Julian Sands Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN: 9781594835537
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Mary Shelley creates the most famous "monster" of all time in this classic tale of a 19th-century man's attempt to control nature and science. The remains of corpses stitched together and brought to life by harnessed electricity bring Dr. Frankenstein face to face with both mortality and morality in his tiny, terrified village.


This Frankenstein on A+ AUDIO study guide was written by Richard Kaye, PhD, an author whose works have appears in The New York Times, Arizona Quarterly, and Studies In English Literature. This program is presented by Julian Sands, an actor whose credits include the movies Boxing Helena and A Room with a View, as well as guest appearances on the television series 24, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.

A+ AUDIO is the innovative audio study guide series that will help you better understand, appreciate, and enjoy great works of literature. With a dramatic presentation that gives voice to the printed word, you'll experience these classic works as never before. Welcome to A+ AUDIO.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Thorner | 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 Leigh | 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 Kiplinger | 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 Mishra | 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 R. | 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 Calderbank | 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 Barrón | 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 Hobbel | 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 Segno | 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 Kalkan | 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 Farris | 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 Hamblin | 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 Ashton | 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. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797–1851), née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, was born in London, the second daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, well known feminist, philosopher, educator, and writer, and William Godwin, famous English philosopher, novelist, and journalist. She was best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written when she was eighteen and published when she was twenty-one. She was married to the Romantic writer Percy Bysshe Shelley.