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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462,894 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781681413518
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Eager science student Victor Frankenstein uses body parts of the dead to bring a creature to life. Although initially excited that his experiment is a success, Frankenstein becomes horrified at the grotesque being that stands before him and flees. Angered by the rejection, The Monster retaliates by taking the lives of those dearest to Frankenstein. The decision to play God torments both Frankenstein and The Monster he created until the end of their days.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Robson | 2/16/2014

    " Frankenstein is a great example of an emotionally real and relevant story - a very human kind of story- told within the trappings of what some might consider the great granddaddy of science fiction. "

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

    " I liked my second reading of Frankenstein way more than my first, and I can make more connections with book and its characters than I ever could before. There are so many similarities between Victor and the monster, as well Robert and Victor, and Robert and the monster. I more aptly appreciated the allusions Shelley made and can agree with my Shakespeare-loving English teacher that Shelley had to have read Macbeth because the undertones of it are very significant. I hope that as I read more classics and possibly re-read Frankenstein in the future, that I may pick up on even more subtle hints that Shelley drops throughout the book about both Victor and the monster. I did mark the four stars out of five because, while I loved it, there were many things a bit off in the writing and pacing of the book. It was greatly evidenced that Shelley was a bit of an inexperienced author but she had damn good storytelling and imaginative powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chickomon | 2/8/2014

    " Read it in my OAC English class as part of my ISU on the evolution of the horror genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach Hilbrich | 1/29/2014

    " Considering I read it in high school and its been a few years since then, I think I'm do for another read through. But from what I remember it was an excellent book. I read it in science fiction class! We had a class for Sci-fi in my school! Anyway, when I read books it tends to be more for a philosophical and/or theological value, it is just the way my mind works, and so from what I remember of this book, and most of the books we read in that class, it offered a lot of perspective for me at the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Cianci | 1/27/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Borah | 1/19/2014

    " It is almost comical how little detail is given to the creation of the creature, monster seems a bit to harsh for such a tragic character. Once Frankenstein's experiment is up and running amuck, this story moves at a rapid pace, exploring a wide range of moral and legal issues and leaving the reader wanting more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lura Henninger | 1/15/2014

    " I think it's my all time favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremiah Gbozah | 12/24/2013

    " The monster's threats on the mountain top took the book from a 0 Star to a 5. I've carried so many debates and discussions with family and friends on how this book elevated just let alone from the monster's growth and development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/27/2013

    " Epic, grossly beautiful. So heartbreaking. I read it every year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sxyvaan Pichon | 11/11/2013

    " The book can drag at some points but I found it to be overall really enjoyable, and couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn Paris | 10/16/2013

    " What do I even say? What a fabulous thought provoking book! Everything I thought I knew about Frankenstein and his monster was all wrong! Read it and find out for yourself! I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravneet | 5/6/2013

    " I read this book in grade 12, just for the sake of reading it. I went back and decided to re-read this book - glad I did, because now I appreciate it in its entirety. I LOVED IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Fisher | 4/19/2013

    " unbelievable work of literature I have no words "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 4/17/2013

    " Not a bad book even though it was written as a challenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luiz Gonzalez | 3/25/2013

    " So old and still so nice... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna Lauer | 2/5/2013

    " Loved it. A passionate view of the forces of one's socialization instead of the old good-and-evil-dichotomy of classic fairy tales. SO recommended! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaclyn Lam | 8/25/2012

    " honestly... victor frankenstein is far too whiny. i thought i'd enjoy it, but i really didn't. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rj Roles | 6/7/2012

    " Beautifully written and truly a sad story... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Clitheroe | 11/15/2011

    " The monster is a jerk, but man...Frankenstein is a douchebag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 11/5/2011

    " I love the narrative style that effortlessly weaves between Walton's letters to his sister, Frankstein's first-person account of his life and struggles, and chapters told from the monster's perspective. What can I say? It ain't a classic for nothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 11/1/2011

    " Mary Shelley's classic story of a young doctor's quest for mortality gone very wrong. His created creature murders all he loves to try to get the doctor to create a mate for himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marydcollett | 10/31/2011

    " Read this for book group. It was very different than what I expected. Frankenstein reminded me more of Big Foot than the monster I expected. It explores some interesting subjects such as what makes us human, the fruits of a revenge-driven life, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 10/30/2011

    " A work of genius for its time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 10/29/2011

    " Um livro realmente impressionante. A definição de "horror gótico". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 10/28/2011

    " I can't believe it too me this long to read Frankenstein. Beautiful. Absolutely wonderful. Shelley truly created a masterpiece with this work. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.