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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (463,589 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Shelley Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering “the cause of generation and life” and “bestowing animation upon lifeless matter,” Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature’s hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? And how far can we go in tampering with Nature?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/17/2014

    " Good, though a bit boring in some parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed every page of this book! Shelley did an excellent job comparing humanity versus monstrosity. The ending really upset me because well, everyone pretty much dies. But an incredible book nonetheless! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ny | 2/11/2014

    " Every character is so damn whiny and annoying. I expected this to be much better given the solid timeless concept. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rach | 1/30/2014

    " It was so boring at parts I wanted to kill myself. That's a bit harsh. Some parts were okay but I really wish less people had died and the creature had been killed instead. "

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