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3.00000432152118 out of 53.00000432152118 out of 53.00000432152118 out of 53.00000432152118 out of 53.00000432152118 out of 5 3.00 (462,800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Kenneth Branagh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kenneth Branagh, director and star of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, provides one of the most spectacular spoken audio performances ever recorded in this electrifying audio adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

One of the greatest horror stories ever written, Frankenstein comes to spellbinding life once again this tour de force performance by the acclaimed director and star of Henry V, Dead Again, and Much Ado About Nothing. The definitive recording of one of the most haunting tales of all time, Kenneth Branagh’s performance of Frankenstein is a true audio classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is a mistake to read Frankenstein as a modern novel of psychological realism…Where Dracula and other conventional Gothic works are fantasies, with clear links to fairly tales and legends, and even popular ballads, Frankenstein has the theoretical and cautionary tone of science fiction.” 

    Joyce Carol Oates

  • “The quest of a solitary and ravaged consciousness first for consolation, then for revenge, and finally for a self-destruction that will be apocalyptic, that will bring down the creator with his creature.” 

    Harold Bloom

  • “A subtle and ironic prophecy that raises the question of who exactly is the real monster in this story.”

    Jesse Larsen, 500 Great Books by women

  • “As a novel, Frankenstein…is a work that offers us a powerful and enduring vision. Surely genius was required for that.” 

    Leonard Wolf

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex Hutson | 2/20/2014

    " Got bit lost reading this book at times but it definitely made my blood go cold! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cherrie | 2/20/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma-jane | 2/20/2014

    " I could go into such depth with analysis on this book - I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel Means | 2/20/2014

    " The idea of this story was intresting,but i hate the Writing. "

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