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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: various authors Narrator: Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, Steve West, Mil Nicholson, Paul Michael Garcia, R. C. Bray, Saskia Maarleveld, Simon Prebble, Simon Vance, Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki, Tim Gerard Reynolds, various narrators Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781504724265
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The most infamous doctor of the gothic era once again delves into the forbidden secrets of the world, when literature’s most famous creature lives again …

Frankenstein—his very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments, and reviving the dead.

Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the secrets of life, as science fiction meets horror when the world’s most famous creature lives again.

Collected together for the first time, here are twenty-five electrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest—with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman; modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow, and R. Chetwynd-Hayes; and new contributions from Graham Masterton, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney, Lisa Morton, Stephen Volk, and Jo Fletcher. Plus, you’re sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley’s original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it’s time to throw that switch and discover all that man was never meant to know.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superb selection of short stories.”

    This Is Horror (UK)

  • “Editor Stephen Jones has selected a stunning array of stories. In the Shadow of Frankenstein does Mary Shelley’s legacy proud.”

    Diabolique Magazine

  • In the Shadow of Frankenstein will haunt your dreams. A first-rate example of how the creature’s heart has continued to pump life into the horror short-story genre.”

    PopMatters

  • “Three distinct voices have always inhabited the world of Frankenstein: that of the story’s mannered nineteenth-century narrator, that of the crazed genius scientist, and that of the monster himself. It goes without saying that Mary Shelley’s novel (read here in its entirety) has shaped and shaken the imaginations of writers, filmmakers, and audiences since its 1818 publication. Bringing together top voice talents (Derek Perkins, Simon Vance, Stefan Rudnicki, et al.) with a considerable cross-section of pulp and horror authors (Robert Bloch, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Morton, and more), this twenty-four-story collection is a wonderful celebration of all things Frankenstein. Naturally, it includes the themes the horror genre has always lived by—the search for immortality, the unnatural creation of life, and a healthy distrust of modern science. Keep the lights on. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “There are some memorable contributions from lesser-known authors…David Case’s touching and suspenseful short novel, The Dead End, begins with a cryptozoological premise, as an ambitious British anthropologist is sent to the wilds of Tierra del Fuego to probe reports of a mysterious hominid, but becomes much more than a monster hunt. R. Chetwynd-Hayes’ ‘The Creator’ is an irreverent look at an effort to emulate Victor Frankenstein. And in ‘Poppi’s Monster,’ Lisa Morton make effective use of Shelley’s theme to movingly portray a ten-year-old abused by her brutish father.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Narrators

Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, producer, and theater instructor. Originally from England and educated at Leeds and Exeter universities, he has performed and directed at many theaters in the San Francisco area, where he makes his home, and elsewhere in the US. In 1993 he founded TheatreFIRST, Oakland’s professional theater company, where he served as artistic director until 2008. 

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.

Steve West, the winner of ten Audiofile Earphones Awards for narration, is an actor of international standing. He is known for his appearances on London’s West End Stage in Mamma Mia!, contemporary plays, and Shakespearean classics. He has appeared in Hollywood movies and on television screens in the United States and the United Kingdom and performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His work has also been screened at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award.

Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress, audiobook narrator, and three-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Simon Templeman is a British actor who frequently voices vampire characters in video games, most notably Kain from the Legacy of Kain video game series.

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.