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Extended Audio Sample The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H. G. Wells
3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Robin Lawso Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Living in the 19th century and facing the impact of Darwin's theory of evolution, H.G. Wells wrote this haunting masterpiece, an evolutionary fantasy. The story's title character, Dr. Moreau, is a shipwrecked naturalist who becomes involved in an experiment to humanize animals by surgery. Dr. Moreau has been expelled from his homeland for performing cruel vivisection experiments.

On the isolated island, he finds the freedom to continue torturous transplantations and create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the cruelly enforced order on Moreau's island dissolves, the true consequences of his meddling emerge.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ben | 5/21/2011

    " This was a very good read. The descriptions of the island were really enjoyable to me. I'm reading a lot of public domain books on my tablet and realizing in many ways how much better they can be than anything I could pay for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria | 5/21/2011

    " The writing style was good. My imagination struggled a bit in creating all the animals/people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 5/18/2011

    " This is a great story, and I love the characters. It's very dry though, and was difficult for me to get through at times, though. Overall, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by F. | 5/14/2011

    " I read this one a long time ago. I don't remember the details. My recollection is that this island was a science project gone awry. "

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