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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86,641 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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When the philanthropic, genial Dr. Jekyll becomes intensely submersed in the problems of good and evil and their affects on the nature of man, his deliberations soon drive him into his laboratory. There, he pursues to answer a question that has become his obsession: can the two opposing forces be separated?

His experiments produce an astonishing drug that draws out the evil side of his own nature: the evil Mr. Hyde. At first, an antidote restores the physician to his better self. But once realized, Mr. Hyde grows more and more powerful and resistant to restraints. Ultimately, he commits an atrocity, which to the mild-mannered doctor would be unthinkable.

Inspired by a bad dream, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde reflects the Victorian preoccupation with science and with questions raised by scientific discoveries. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 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. "

  • 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the L.A. Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel.