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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: Simon Prebble, Simon Vance, Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, Steve West, Mil Nicholson, Paul Michael Garcia, R. C. Bray, Saskia Maarleveld Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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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