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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462,706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bo76
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The scientific young genius, Frankenstein, discovers a method for creating life in inanimate objects and sets about a project to build a human in his laboratory. He is successful in his aim, but in so doing, unleashes on the world a creature whose physical deformities make him repulsive to everyone who sets eyes on him. Starved of human affection, the monster becomes increasingly vindictive and violent, and turns the full force of his superhuman powers to the task of revenging himself on his own creator. At first Frankenstein is unaware of the fiend pursuing him. But soon the ghastly horror of his situation becomes terrifying clear … and the only solution is to find and destroy the monster, before he wreaks havoc on the entire world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/10/2014

    " She was, what, 20 when she wrote this?!?! Whatever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/7/2014

    " Re-re-(re?)-read to teach to a freshman class at NYU Shanghai. Norton Critical Edition. Always a good one for classroom discussion and big-idea setups for more contemporary texts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Dunlap | 2/5/2014

    " This book was not terrible by any means. My problem was I went into this book with the expectation of it being like the movie with Boris Karloff. I didn't hate this story, but it really couldn't capture my interest since I was waiting for the story to become like the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy | 2/3/2014

    " FANTASTIC story of love and abandonment. It was well worth the read:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Buraslan | 1/24/2014

    " People who only have the general idea of Frankenstein must be surprised. You'd be expecting a real monster, but you'll end up finding a misunderstood creature who just want someone to love him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremiah Gbozah | 1/23/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " Frankenstien's monster is just like Beast from xmen, but evil... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Brannan | 1/2/2014

    " I love this book more and more each time I read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian Mah | 12/28/2013

    " I am not a fan of classics. The language confuses me a lot. Read this for a English novel study. Didn't like Victor at all :/ so irresponsible, breaks promises, just a jerk in general. The monster was okay and a pretty great creature. The ending was really sudden, didn't expect that at all. "

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

    " One of my favorites on the required reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 12/8/2013

    " I'm not a huge fan of the epistolary style of writing but this was delivered really well. Although, this is a really slow starter. It took a while to get to the point or of anything exciting. I'm glad that I held out because it was worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Perkins | 11/28/2013

    " Shelley's work is essential for high school and early college students who need exposure to the type of vocabulary and reading levels they will encounter later in college. It's everlasting theme of the monster within and created from without resonates today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 10/10/2013

    " It wasn't the monster's fault! "

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

    " I assigned this book to my senior English class so I thought that I'd better read it again. I'm so glad for the assignment and the reread. It's full of great questions and so pertinent in today's push of scientific limits/boundaries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 5/28/2013

    " We read this book for English. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharman Wilson | 11/27/2012

    " Loved the writing--very scary and thought-provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 10/24/2012

    " Victor Frankenstein, apparently never having been taught about sex, creates life by himself in his college apartment. Hilarity ensues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilona | 10/8/2012

    " It had a lot of potential. I loved the changes in narrative perspective. But the writing was so unengaging and somewhat objective, like viewing the action through a distant, cloudy window. The action was too slow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Hurt | 7/9/2012

    " I looked past this book for many years until I decided to try out a few classics. Very glad I did. It's a really well written book and I encourage anyone to read it. "

  • 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

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.