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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (607,069 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780003030
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous portrait of the duality of man and his capacity for evil, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, has become an integral part of the literature canon. In this disturbing tale of good and evil, the distinguished Dr. Jekyll creates a serum that can transform him into his remorseless, twisted alter ego Mr. Hyde. As Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll lives out his lustful, unsated vices that would, if discovered, lead to his public disgrace. Stevenson’s classic tale can be read as a critique of the frequent hypocrisy of Victorian society, full of repression and often-false virtue.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason S. | 2/20/2014

    " More novella than novel, the pervasive idea of the duality of people in society is spread throughout the book, but the text itself (much like the science described - or not described, as the case may be) is vague, light, and dated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indi Oliveros | 2/18/2014

    " I liked the experiment, and the creation of Mr. Hyde, it was rally interesting. I think we all have a Mr. Hyde inside of us, or a Dr. Jekyll, depending of the side we want to show to the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priyanka Banerjee | 2/18/2014

    " Amazing and full of suspence. Mr.Utterson plays a great role in the whole series and investions. And the shock about the reality of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is OMG, and got almost a mini-heart attack like OMG is this really possibe? But over all a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reggie | 2/17/2014

    " Well what i think about this book is that its a interesting book its like a mystery or a puzzle you have to put together. Mr. hyde is the evilest person in the book he wants to take dr.jekylls life away from him but he really takes his life away hyde tries to commit so many crimes while being jekyll he stole posion to be jekyll and ruin his life this is a interesting book a lot of people should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Thompson | 2/16/2014

    " Good story and a quick read. I gave it four stars because it feels overly didactic toward the end. But overall, a very worthwhile read that raises some important questions about human nature in narrative form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Rose | 2/14/2014

    " It is, no doubt, an extremely short story/novella, but nonetheless an excellent one. Stevenson is an excellent example of late Victorian revival of Gothic literature, and the story asks a lot of questions of the reader. Chief among them, perhaps, is the question of what we ourselves are holding under the control of our moral restraint. There are many critical readings of this you can do, from asking about the homosexual undertones (and there are many) to the moral implications to the drug metaphors explored by the story. I read this as part of my English class here at college and I think I benefited from discussion of it--it's such an excellent story! I recommend you read this even if you think you have an idea what the story is about. It'll more than surprise you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Records | 2/13/2014

    " Strikingly articulate language and a pleasingly famous piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Lafountain | 2/13/2014

    " Very good book, even if you know the plot. Great read for Halloween time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Zahava | 2/10/2014

    " Complex and creepy, which is, I am sure, the purpose of it. I was never a fan of the genre, but felt it was well done for those who do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yuthika | 2/9/2014

    " It ended too quickly.. left me longing for more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Kissel | 2/8/2014

    " Excellent! Tons of symbolism and fascinating comments to make about human nature and society, all eerily relevant to today. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blossom | 2/4/2014

    " A classic. Definitely worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Madriz | 2/1/2014

    " An early and descriptive case of multiple personality disorder. Very interesting because of the historical moment when it was written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faye | 2/1/2014

    " I needed something a bit dark to listen to in the car. This time of year when it is foggy and dreary I just want a story that matches the bleakness of the weather. This fit the bill! Great depth of character and great descriptions. I love how each character that comes in contact with Mr. Hyde just can't quite put their finger on it but they know that something is off; they feel the evil. I wonder what side of my nature would emerge it I took the potion? "

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

    " I really liked the first account we hear of Mr. Hyde, and I thought more of such accounts should have been presented, because it was kind of tough to figure out what Mr. Hyde could possibly be doing on his excursions. I wanted to hear of the sick, twisted deeds and of the methods he used to execute them. I wanted to know what secret desires lurked within Jekyll, and maybe in the process see which secret desires I too held. I also kinda wished I didn't know exactly what was up from the get go, due to the dang old saturation of this story into our popular culture. Due to its quaint length, it was a good book to carry around with me during the night and read in Moroccan Coffee Shops and in the aftermath of sucky parties. And maybe the message was relevant too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rena | 1/28/2014

    " This just seems like a really long short story. It was alright. The story is just really slow and a little hard to follow at some points. Maybe I just wasn't reading it carefully enough. Either way, I have read it, and life moves on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/27/2014

    " Well-written, great story - and short! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 1/26/2014

    " Quite a crazy story. I liked it because it was so bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryamk514 | 1/24/2014

    " I had so much fun reading this book, because it was so interesting. This story is mysterious it makes you think twice and makes you want to continue reading nonstop just to figure out what is going to happen in the end! This story is mysterious and crime, and one of my favorite classic stories. I recommend whoever haven't read this book to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Lester | 1/24/2014

    " The story of my life.... This edition features a fantastic introduction by Vladimir Nabokov--worth the price of admission in itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Reid | 1/23/2014

    " After waffling between 3 and 4 stars decided to go with the generous choice. How can you go wrong reading a selection that has spawned multiple renditions in film and print? Short and easy to read, it should be read at least once during one's lifetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zero Jones | 1/23/2014

    " This story has become so famous through adaptations, re-imagining etc, that you may think you already know it well. Let me recommend reading the original, the result of a master story teller dealing with subjects ahead of his time. "

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

    " Short and sweet. I imagine it would have been more gripping for someone who wasn't already familiar with the story through pop culture. But, it holds up pretty well and kept me interested once it got going. "

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

    " Really interesting, though the final chapter got a bit long-winded for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Etienne02breton | 1/19/2014

    " Great book about the good and the bad that are in all of us! Worth reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne Marrs | 1/18/2014

    " If you're in the mood for some good Victorian melodrama, you can't go wrong with Robert Louis Stevenson. I'd particulary recommend "Thrawn Janet" and "Markheim." Spooky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 1/16/2014

    " Good story and easy to read classic. The 1st part reads as a mystery while the latter part goes into the psychology of Dr. Jekyll's transformation and ultimate downfall. I enjoyed it and will be looking for my next "easy to read" classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragne | 1/15/2014

    " Loved it! But, it tended to over-explain things, so at parts (as Dr. Jekyll's story), it became a bit boring. Other than that, it's a great view on psychology, and the battle between good and evil. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aian | 1/13/2014

    " If you like Victorian Lit then i recommend this book. I didn't like the story much but enough to keep me reading to the end. It's about man's struggle between good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Petersik | 1/13/2014

    " Good human nature vs. bad human nature. Or ego vs. id, if you prefer. Or perhaps it's frontal lobe vs. limbic system. Either way, this is the classic tale of being overcome by the darker side of one's human nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maja | 1/9/2014

    " I'm a little on the fence about this book - on one hand I thought it had a great premice and a wonderful idea. On the other hand I just wish it would have been longer! Had it been longer, there would have been a greater mystery concerning the illustrious Mr. Hyde and we would have a better feeling of the evil of said person. I didn't really feel that Mr. Hyde was through and through evil, because I didn't really feel he was even a person. It was a little underdeveloped for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nassim the last of the mehecans | 1/7/2014

    " I liked and did not like the novel. I liked the novel because it was exciting, well written and sometimes scary. I did not like the novel, because it had very difficult and old English words.It was really hard to keep the excitement while I was reading, because of those words and they made it hard to understand what was happening. There is also a lot of creative writing ,because of that he wrote like two pages for one character description, which made it sometimes very boring and hard to remember what they were doing at that moment. I recommend this book for those who have a good English vocabulary or those who want to improve theirs. If you like mysterious books full of secrets ,I really recommend you this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aian | 1/4/2014

    " If you like Victorian Lit then i recommend this book. I didn't like the story much but enough to keep me reading to the end. It's about man's struggle between good and evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurara | 1/4/2014

    " 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). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Shilstone | 1/4/2014

    " Bob Stevenson created a story for eternity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oldnetnerd | 1/3/2014

    " Wow, kind of a creepy book. We each have both good and bad within us. Which one do we play with more, and how will playing on one side effect the other, or our ability to see the other side. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jonine | 12/31/2013

    " A dark, foul piece of work that I did not enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/30/2013

    " the shilling shocker is priceless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Smith | 12/30/2013

    " I had forgotten what an incredible read this was. I could not put it down once I'd started reding it again. I think I'm going to have to re-read a bunch of the classics to get the full punch of the story. I loved this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Laduke | 12/28/2013

    " Can't belive I newvwer read this before. Trying to read some of the classics with my Kindle and this was one of them that I read. A classic story of the good vs evil battle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 12/27/2013

    " I actually just read the Sparknotes because I'm not smart enough to understand anything that hasn't been written in the last 25 years. Don't tell Mrs. Garner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie J K | 12/27/2013

    " A classic tale of good vs evil and the duality of human nature. Dr Jekyll, a respectable man, concots a potion to separate the good and evil characteristics within himself. The evil side becomes Mr Hyde, a character without morals or reputation, free to engage in evil behavior without moral consequence. Hyde's evil personality eventually takes over, and Jekyll becomes unable to separate himself from Hyde. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Taylor | 12/26/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Urvashi | 12/26/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 12/20/2013

    " This was a good, quick read. In fact, I almost wish it had been longer, since there was plenty of material there for a longer book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 12/19/2013

    " This is a really well-told tale, but unfortunately the awesome "aha" moment has already been spoiled by contemporary culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NaiNai | 12/14/2013

    " The original, in which the true identity of Mr. Hyde is unknown until the end of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel Neal | 12/13/2013

    " 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 Richard | 12/12/2013

    " Good but a little short. I can't help but think that if written today they would've embellished a bit more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rupertt Wind | 12/12/2013

    " A superb novel, stunningly original "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BlueBilly | 12/5/2013

    " You get to look for your own Mr. Hyde. Although everyone knows the story, so there is really no surprise in the plot itself, reading this short book is a very interesting experience. The suspense grows page after page, together with the interior conflict of every man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gokhan | 12/5/2013

    " "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" isn't a book concerning the fight between good and evil, but a book concerning why a man chooses to be good or evil; criticizing Victorian England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aarthi Venugopalan | 12/3/2013

    " Easily my most favorite book !! Amazing, haunting, fascinating, creepy - just an endless list of superlatives befit this one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Meyer | 12/3/2013

    " A great novel that centers around the notion of good and evil and the notion of people having both good and evil inside them and their choice on which side to act upon "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 11/29/2013

    " I understand that this was a groundbreaking book at the time, but its aesthetic and literary style does not really speak volumes to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne Marrs | 11/27/2013

    " If you're in the mood for some good Victorian melodrama, you can't go wrong with Robert Louis Stevenson. I'd particulary recommend "Thrawn Janet" and "Markheim." Spooky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashton Barnes | 11/24/2013

    " A classic can't go wrong here! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maher | 11/22/2013

    " a great story read when i was 12 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Burnham | 11/21/2013

    " Scary. Atmospheric. Much shorter than I expected, and with much less detail to the story than modern interpretations would suggest, which makes it perfect for adapting and extrapolating upon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/17/2013

    " The Jekyll and Hyde story has been told and retold in many forms since it was written. When I came across this book in the free Kindle classics list, I was intrigued. Even though I knew the essence of the story, I had never actually read the original. I enjoyed this book very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Elliott | 11/16/2013

    " Love, love, love this book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/14/2013

    " I really liked this story. This story made the author famous. Written in 1886. Is a psychological look at ehe duality of human nature. Is a good one to read twice because it can be confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Santosh Kashyap | 11/7/2013

    " So far I have read this twice but never found it easy to read. Perhaps I have not been able to digest the extreme duality of the same person. However it holds as a detective novel with a lot of drama into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 serrulatae (girl a) | 11/7/2013

    " The story of Jekyll and Hyde has become such a staple of pop culture references and parodies that it pretty much ruined a lot of the tension in this book for me, having already known the ending. Having read this review, though, I kind of want try again someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/5/2013

    " Even though I knew the basic story, the suspense persisted to the end. The exploration of evil in humanity and our ability to contain it was fascinating, even enlightening. I think I'll read this one again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Taylor | 11/3/2013

    " Jekyll and Hyde is is a fascinating look at the war between the good and evil selves within each of us. There is much food for theological thought in this beautifully written short story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 10/30/2013

    " A bit hard to understand, but if you stay focused, it's a great story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lapo | 10/27/2013

    " Veramente qualcosa di incredibile. Lascia senza parole dalla prima all'ultima riga. Incredibilmente unico. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett Ashton | 10/16/2013

    " This is a good classic mystery/sci-fi read about the good and evil side of man. It was just a little bit difficult to follow at first but evolved quite nicely as it went. It's also a very short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shade | 9/16/2013

    " "man is not truly one, but truly two" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor Alcantar | 9/5/2013

    " The actual story is a bit different then the movies. That being said I got a little bored with the backwards detective story, since everyone knows the ending. IT was just not what I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lula | 8/31/2013

    " A really great story about the desperation of a man of finding a cure for a really strange illness. This story can make you creep out a lot. It has an incredibly plot, and an incredible way of showing that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S | 8/21/2013

    " Lapsed into difficult articulation here and there but nonetheless astounding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 8/18/2013

    " Shows the deepest part of a human's emotions. Wonderfully dark book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuel de Acha | 8/8/2013

    " This book was kind of interesting but I didn't like it that much, even though is a classic. I have to say that I get bored with the book, I get asleep and that kind of books I generally hate them but because of the plot I give it 2 stars...I really expect more of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Hames | 8/1/2013

    " I like the correlation between Hyde's physical deformity and his depraved actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 محمد عبادة | 7/16/2013

    " The first novel that I ever read in English .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susi | 6/23/2013

    " It absolutely amazes me that Stevenson, before the time of modern psychology and psychotherapy, could write such a remarkable account of the implications of intrapersonal duality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 V. Livingston | 6/2/2013

    " Not the story we all know. Worth the quick read to set the story straight. Introspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shell | 5/13/2013

    " Know and like the story but found the book hardgoing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Smith | 5/7/2013

    " I had forgotten what an incredible read this was. I could not put it down once I'd started reding it again. I think I'm going to have to re-read a bunch of the classics to get the full punch of the story. I loved this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mara Powell | 5/6/2013

    " Well, it probably would've been better had I not known that Dr. Jeckyl was Mr. Hyde. But how can someone hold in that spoiler for a century? People couldn't even hold in the Sixth Sense spoiler for a few months... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 4/30/2013

    " I loved this book, I was a little bit disappointed that it wasn't longer, but I suppose it's better to be left wanting more, than wearily trudging though a tediously long story :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina.s | 3/10/2013

    " A lot of fantastic writing to analyse. Interesting story with so many different angles to interpret. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Elliott | 2/6/2013

    " Love, love, love this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Crocker | 1/5/2013

    " "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson is a mystery novel. Originally meant to keep you wondering about who Mr. Hyde is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Pizel | 12/22/2012

    " It's hard to follow this type of writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Thompson | 12/14/2012

    " It was very cool! i love this book a lot! i read it all in 2 days. It was very creapy and strange. I think that robert did very good! i realy liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Cohen | 12/6/2012

    " I really enjoyed it-- engrossing and creative and a little creepy-- I actually wanted it to be longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bachinthedark | 12/1/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 12/1/2012

    " I'm sorry, but I thought this book was simply stupid. But I'll try again with a closed mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mientras Leo | 11/8/2012

    " La pena de este libro es que todos llegamos conociendo su historia "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard B | 11/4/2012

    " Great book that exposes the internal fights between different interests. The mind has more than one "self". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamas Kirian | 10/24/2012

    " A wonderful little novel, more like a novella really. It's classic SF at its best. It's well paced and an easy read. It's a little different than many of the Hollywood movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Metanira | 10/22/2012

    " Strange but always worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gokhan | 10/19/2012

    " "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" isn't a book concerning the fight between good and evil, but a book concerning why a man chooses to be good or evil; criticizing Victorian England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shai Maa | 10/18/2012

    " was the first book for the author to read ..one of my friends gave it for me and really was more than awesome!..like an enternal dialogue ..he had written the thoughts of many others and appear them in a very beautiful story .. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Laduke | 9/7/2012

    " Can't belive I newvwer read this before. Trying to read some of the classics with my Kindle and this was one of them that I read. A classic story of the good vs evil battle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexei | 8/25/2012

    " Not too bad for a quick read. It holds you in like a good detective story, and has some psychological implications/lessons if you are into the self-awareness stuff. "

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

    " The number of Looney Tunes episodes about it- I had to read it! Not quite as many green loony monsters in this book as in those episodes, but still a thrilling enough read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lise | 8/2/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 7/28/2012

    " Great classic horror novel. The use of the characters to talk about the duel nature of mankind is what makes it so resonant. Great book to read alongside "The Lucifer Effect." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Pizel | 7/16/2012

    " It's hard to follow this type of writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andiek Kurniawan | 6/10/2012

    " Sebuah mahakarya Robert Louis Stevenson yang telah diterjemahkan ke berbagai bahasa dan diadaptasi ke lebih 40 judul film yang diproduksi di berbagai belahan dunia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Brady | 5/17/2012

    " Pretty good book for such an old book. Very well written and you really feel for Dr Jekyll as the story progresses. Check it for the nostalgia if anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/11/2012

    " fast, short read - almost like a long, short story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolina | 5/9/2012

    " I expected more out of this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cap Wafers | 4/20/2012

    " It's a fantastic book! The only problem is it's too short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aian | 3/21/2012

    " If you like Victorian Lit then i recommend this book. I didn't like the story much but enough to keep me reading to the end. It's about man's struggle between good and evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zero Jones | 3/4/2012

    " This story has become so famous through adaptations, re-imagining etc, that you may think you already know it well. Let me recommend reading the original, the result of a master story teller dealing with subjects ahead of his time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica | 2/27/2012

    " I think I'm going to re-read it. It wasn't bad. But it definitely wasn't what I expected. I felt like the whole story could've been told in just the last chapter, as it was the most exciting to read. But that's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Knock | 2/6/2012

    " Before i read the book I thought I knew the story of Jekyll and Hyde... how wrong I was. It's fantastic and so much more than expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Davidson | 1/26/2012

    " It was ok but didn't captivate me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nesma Fahmy | 12/15/2011

    " a nice story.& if you need a twist to it you should definitely watch Julia Robert's wonderful treatment of the story in the movie ''Mary Riley'' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eduardo Felix | 11/23/2011

    " Un clasico interesante para sus tiempos.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 11/16/2011

    " Who knew Louis Stevenson was such a dark dude? In my version I also have additional collected essays. "The Body-Snatcher" was super-dark. Can't wait to read "The Suicide Club." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi Griffel mancha | 11/15/2011

    " An interesting work of science fiction/horror. Made more interesting when you consider that it came on the tail of Darwinism. I personally saw some exploration of its implications in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ericka | 11/13/2011

    " Read it as a part of an analytic reading course. Once we tore the book a part I LOVED it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/10/2011

    " 3.5. I liked it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/8/2011

    " I did enjoy this book. It was easy to read but I found it was too short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 11/7/2011

    " Robert Louis Stevenson has immortalized himself through this short work which is often retold and acted on stage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 10/20/2011

    " Quite a crazy story. I liked it because it was so bizarre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen Mamenko | 10/19/2011

    " It was okay... I think it was a bit of a disappointment because of already knowing the entire plot before hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 arg/machine | 10/12/2011

    " Classic fantasy thriller. In the public domain, with a free electronic copy here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurara | 9/25/2011

    " 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). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie | 9/25/2011

    " Very unlike the versions we see in movies and on tv. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 8/11/2011

    " Very quick book to read, extremely interesting story that flowed very well. Different than my previous conceptions of Jekyll/Hyde from popular media certainly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 8/9/2011

    " A brilliant inspiration. Horrible execution. A bit of advice to people; read this on a gloomy rainy day or if you like classics. Read if you fancy but everything went downhill in the last 2 chapters. You've been warned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susi | 7/9/2011

    " It absolutely amazes me that Stevenson, before the time of modern psychology and psychotherapy, could write such a remarkable account of the implications of intrapersonal duality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crizzle | 7/3/2011

    " Read this aloud with Spencer. Short, quick read... humorous for us to read about the scandalous crimes of the 1800's. Trampling a girl? Now it'd be kidnapping, rape and murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilde Daman | 6/23/2011

    " A book you must have read. For me it is the basis for so many other books. It opens your eye for psychology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Black | 6/3/2011

    " It would have been a lot better if you don't know the connection... "

  • 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 4/29/2011

    " a great classic in psychology, murder, & suspense. "

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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

Tim Pigott-Smith is an award-winning English actor of film, television, and stage and an audiobook narrator. He has narrated several notable television documentaries, including Crimes That Shook the World. He has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, for The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyesvky. He was a three-time finalist for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Original Work for the three-part Eyewitness series by Joanna Burke. His film career includes roles in major motion pictures, including V for Vendetta, Quantum of Solace, The Remains of the Day, Gangs of New York, and more. His numerous television credits include Downton Abbey, The Jewel in the Crown, and North and South. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4, and a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles.