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Download The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86,851 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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When a brute of a man tramples an innocent girl, apparently out of spite, two bystanders catch the fellow and force him to pay reparations to the girl's family. The brute's name is Edward Hyde.

A respected lawyer, Utterson, hears this story and begins to unravel the seemingly manic behavior of his best friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and his connection with Hyde. Several months earlier, Utterson had drawn up an inexplicable will for the doctor, naming Hyde as his heir in the event that he disappears. Fearing his friend has been blackmailed into this arrangement, Utterson probes deeper into both Jekyll and his unlikely protégé. He is increasingly unnerved at each new revelation.

In a forerunner of psychological dramas to come, Stevenson uses Hyde to show that we are both repulsed by and attracted to the darker side of life, particularly when we can experience it in anonymity. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory Rothbard | 2/16/2014

    " A short Novella that digs into the Psychology of the angelic man, made before the fall; and the dirty creatures, that lies in all humans. The psychology developed and explained here is great. If you are looking for a long read, this will not suffice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casandra Lockett | 2/12/2014

    " As a fan of the musical version I was let down with the original version. It is a dry read with second hand accounts and letters throught the whole piece. Much less internal musings of Dr. Jekyll and hardly any words from Mr. Hyde we are left to discover the events through the eyes of a skeptical Lawyer looking out for an old friend. Still a wonderful story, just perhapse not the best medium to view the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel Neal | 2/7/2014

    " This book is a fabulous illustration of the duality of human nature and the evil that "hides" within us all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lise | 1/24/2014

    " A fun and short read. Not quite to my taste as such, as although explanation is given to the change in Jekyll/Hyde, it does border on the supernatural and that isn't something I'm particularly interested in. The writing itself is impeccable, and I enjoyed it for what it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurara | 1/8/2014

    " Not so fun when you know the story, but cool in a different way. Its, like, the first scary story I've ever really read(so its going in my favorites b/c i actually enjoyed it). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Garcia | 12/31/2013

    " Didn't get into it so much. But then I was pretty young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/7/2013

    " Interesting read; I may have liked it better if I didn't already know the ending. Only the first half is the mystery. The last half is the explanation which is done in the most unimaginative of ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Taylor | 11/26/2013

    " I absolutely love this book! I had heard of it before, and, as everyone else I knew what the twist in the plot was. I thought it was beautifully written and I could barely put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bachinthedark | 10/21/2013

    " What a good read! Loved the language.... should have read this years ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suvam Mukherjee | 8/24/2013

    " One of the most astonishing stories I've ever read. You will sometimes feel that you're reading two stories- the other one hidden, darker and more profound. Must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Walker | 11/8/2012

    " I didn't like this book until the last chapter, when it explained everything, and how mr. Hyde was sin. It was eye opening, and I really found in interesting. Everything leading up to that though, I was a little bored. Definitely worth a one time read though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 readinrobin | 11/3/2011

    " I can't say that I understand why this is a classic, as I barely got through it. I guess it just isn't for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 9/21/2011

    " and interesting short novel however it felt as if it had been plucked out of a longer, non existent version of the book, the start and end didn't properly justify the novel, due its shortness it felt rushed, however it was extraneously detailed and overall was a mildly exciting prose fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Matheson | 9/19/2011

    " Perhaps would have been better had I not already known the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Urvashi | 9/17/2011

    " The twist in the end was the best part. It really did amaze me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rikki Schwartz | 6/22/2011

    " A short easy entertaining read with a wealth of insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia Quinn | 6/13/2011

    " Such a sad tale ,a fascinating read and insight to twin personalities.I think everyone should read this sometime in their life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jbachelder | 5/24/2011

    " Gotta love these classic horror stories! Jekyl and Hyde is a short book, and even though we all know the story of how Dr. Jekyl drinks a potion and turns into his evil alter-ego Mr. Hyde, the telling of the story is creepy and the vocabulary is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/22/2011

    " "Dr.Jekyll" is cool but really guys, "The Merry Men" is the real shit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/16/2011

    " Even without the suspense as to the outcome, the book was an entertaining read. And, it's a classic! I have seen the play before and next time I'll have the full story in mind to make it richer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/16/2011

    " Lovely writing. Intricate, elegant phrasing that is so far removed from the blunt way we communicate in the modern world. Also an intriguing investigation of the desire to indulge in vice without consequence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/15/2011

    " Loved it. It drew me in from the first page and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/10/2011

    " I loved this book!! It was brilliantly thought through and had a good meaning in the end . It made me cry!! :') "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " The sotry is nothing like pop culture portrays. The monster is a small man, not a huge giant. I read it for the cultural experience. I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Like all books that have become horror classics, the original is not scary or horrible. It is a much different story than Hollywood has made it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 5/2/2011

    " LOOOOOVEEDD it ;) like nothing I've ever read before! It was spectacular! lol "

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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.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.