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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41,650 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Robbie McNab Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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In the Scottish canon, to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed, but it's a rightful place for Robert Louis Stevenson, one of Scotland's finest novelists.

Born in 1850, he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, the United States, Samoa, and the South Seas. Of course he is widely feted for his classics Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, and poetry volumes such as A Child's Garden Of Verses.

Here we concentrate on his short stories Olliah and The Body Snatchers. Both offer compelling examples of narration and suspense superbly reduced to their essence. This volume is brought to your ears by Richard Mitchley and Robbie McNab.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Misty Morgan | 2/16/2014

    " This is actually one of the classics that I hadn't read before... there are quite a few of them actually... It wasn't quite what I was expecting. From all the pop culture references to Jekyll and Hyde I thought that Hyde had gone on the big killing spree that terrorized London for months, but that wasn't the case. It had several strong similarities to Dorian Gray actually with the majority of the drama being confined in the group up three friends... I wonder if anyone has written on the similarities??? RESEARCH! X3 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 2/8/2014

    " You know, I hate to say it, but I really wasn't a fan of any of it. Stevenson is writing thrillers but he gives away his thrills well before they happen. I also don't find Jekyll and Hyde as horrific as I have seen it done in other media. I feel I'm going to be stoned for it but I really didn't particularly enjoy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Sanbeg | 2/1/2014

    " Too much tellin', not enough showin'. Authors in Stevenson's day seem to have had something against things actually happening during the course of their stories, so the story only progresses by other characters talking about things they'd heard had happened, before. I guess that's why classic literature is usually considered so boring by modern standards... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 1/29/2014

    " Not as tightly plotted as his other tales, but fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avi | 1/22/2014

    " One of those books where I actually prefer the movie (the 1931 version) to the book... On the other hand, I only read it once, and quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan | 1/21/2014

    " Stevenson is a pretty good writer and I enjoyed most of his short stories, they are all very mysterious. The "Suicide Club" stories were pretty good. "The Body Snatcher" sounded like it would be exciting, but were a little disappointing, like something from that you would find "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" book. Overall I would give the stories 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dbdunlap | 1/17/2014

    " Great classic. A must read because it is not at all like the movies that caricature the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 1/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed the mistery about the true identity of Mr. Hyde although I knew it beforehand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 1/2/2014

    " I decided that I really like the writers in the mid-1800s. They have such a poetic way of turning a phrase. This is beautifully written and super spooky. I only wish I had no idea about the story before reading it. I didn't read any of the other short stories yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 12/11/2013

    " I am ashamed to say that most of my knowledge of this story comes from old Bugs Bunny cartoons. I didn't even know that Stevenson, of Treasure Island fame, wrote this short story. It is a fascinating, introspective read on the depravity of man. A classic work that I bet is frequently overlooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashwath | 2/2/2013

    " As a lot of people have written, I thought I knew the story before reading it. But, when I did read it, well, it was definitely different from what I expected. The book is pretty serious and can be a bit depressing, but I liked it! And it's a pretty small book, so a good quick read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sinistmer | 12/12/2012

    " Enjoyed Jekyll and Hyde way more than I thought I would. I liked the two parts of the story, but thought they could have been better incorporated. "The Body Snatcher" was also very cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayson | 12/9/2012

    " All the short stories are great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Davis | 8/31/2012

    " I've read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde many times, but this is the first time I've read any of the stories and essays included in this volume. Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillary | 8/15/2012

    " Is it awkward that I find Jack the Ripper most interesting? I loved it simply my the social impact it made! "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.