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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86,632 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Ken Eaken Publisher: Anonymous Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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This disturbing, yet intriguing story reveals the nightmare of living a double life, the conflict over good and evil and the arrogance of power. A novella about a dual personality - a kind and intelligent physician who turns into a psychopathic monster after partaking of a drug intended to separate good from evil in a personality. It is enough to make your hair stand on end! Download and start listening now!

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  • 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. "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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 Etienne02breton | 1/19/2014

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

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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... "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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!! "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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.