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4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Michael Kitchen Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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This dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale. It is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality, and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jp | 2/20/2014

    " As good as I thought it would be but not as scary. Modern media has done a fine job desensitizing me to to the more subtle forms of horror. No doubt it was pretty disturbing to the readers at the time it was first published. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jardinier | 2/13/2014

    " The character study has some profound insight into the very nature of mankind across the ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/11/2014

    " I really liked the understanding of human nature in this book. It is much more nuanced than simple good vs. evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helena Zheng | 2/6/2014

    " Absolutely thrilling to read. I was holding my breath every time I turned the page! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 2/5/2014

    " It wasn't super amazing, but I liked how, similarly to The Picture of Dorian Gray, it made evil into something that can be visibly seen in (and on) a person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/27/2014

    " This version of this book contains three stories: the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written in 1886, Markheim, about a man who murders and then turns himself in after a conversation with a devil, and The Merry Men about a storm and shipwrecks off the coast of Scotland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Clarke | 1/21/2014

    " This story has such a strong grip on the popular imagination, that it is extremely difficult to imagine what it must have been like to read for the first time. A century's worth of popular culture ensures we know the basic plot. However, I still found plenty to be surprised by: Mr Hyde, after the transformation, contrary to expectation, is smaller than Jekyll as he represents the less developed baser side of his nature; the narrator, Utterson, is convinced Jekyll is acting strange because he thinks his friend has syphillis; the introduction to the Penguin edition discusses how contemporary readers would have thought Jekyll was being blackmailed due to him being a homosexual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laetitia | 1/20/2014

    " I read it a really long time ago but I know I really liked it! Thrilling! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 1/7/2014

    " Definitely worth the read (J&H is not a full novel, just a long story). It's always interesting to read the original basis for those old monster movies; and while this one isn't exactly a shocker, it does have more psychological depth than I expected. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo Zavala | 1/7/2014

    " I liked this book, it was very well written and the combination, of all the other stories that go with each, all intertwining, dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Each story has its own special form of story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kena | 12/30/2013

    " meh, wasn't as good as i expected. RLS wrote Treasure Island, which was less wordy, and a lot better. Not that great. Interesting premise, but not much was done with it. Beginning was good, though. Wouldn't really recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farrah Hanis | 12/6/2013

    " It's a pretty interesting book if you're up for a pinch of mystery and a cup of twisted laced with sprinkles of loyalty and friendship. But yeah, let's add another cup of twisted, aite? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Taylor | 12/3/2013

    " I had to read it for a class, I feel like if it was in a different atmosphere when I read this book, it would have changed my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 caris | 11/24/2013

    " Es genial, me ha encantado. Hay que ver los cambios que hace el cine para su conveniencia... :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eruwenfuin | 3/13/2013

    " I loved them all besides Thawny janet. I could literally not cope with that accent. OY VEY "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ensiform | 1/26/2013

    " The scientist Jekyll wants to see if the "bad" side of man can be isolated, but doesn't realize the consequences for him when he succeeds. Told in multiple narratives, it's a well-written, engrossing story of man's pride and fall. Includes the intriguing story "The Suicide Club." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/14/2013

    " The classic text of Victorian doubleness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albert Einstein (andrew) | 9/3/2012

    " i love this book just for the fact that it has very proper english, something about that i think is awsome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaotician | 8/20/2012

    " This is a FANTASTIC book, one of my new favorites. It's creepy without really being creepy. You have to think about it and imagine it instead of having the creepiness described to you. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Lemieux | 7/9/2012

    " I have the Barnes & Noble edition. It's a classic thriller. I wish they'd follow the plot in a new film. Producers seem to re-write the book for the popular story/novella. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noha Basiouny | 2/27/2012

    " The idea of the story is genius but the end is rather dramatic and unjustified. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonard | 11/23/2011

    " After reading this story it vaulted to one of my favorites. Simple. Well laid out. Maybe a bit predictable but written well enough to overlook that. Forget the other stories in this book and give Jekyll and Hyde a go. "

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

    " Amazing book. From start to finish I just simply could'nt put the book down. I recommend anyone to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/7/2011

    " Amazing!! It made me cry at the end it was so soooo good!!! Brilliant!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashie | 5/5/2011

    " I loved this story, the suspense was perfect and even though I knew the outcome of the story it had a perfect way of explaining the hardships of an internal struggle. Perfect for anyone who likes gothic literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/3/2011

    " Read this as a kid, great to read again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/22/2011

    " I am rather observant of the happenings within me and often try to capture them through the means of art. I like how Stevenson knowing so well the dual-natures at war within, used the story as his medium. I liked how he crafted it and the excellent moral in this story and warning to its readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtnie | 4/8/2011

    " So not like the musical! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 4/1/2011

    " Surely one of THE defining Gothic horror novels? The duality of man, the inhuman beast within, science flying in the face of the creator, the sheer weight of the atmosphere that Stevenson creates is incredible - this is how good I hope to one day be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 3/4/2011

    " Entertaining, but not as terrifying as I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 2/27/2011

    " Good book, but the Broadway musical was better. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/22/2011

    " A haunting interrogation of the duality of self - definitely spooky and smart. Not a long read but definitely worth a look. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacy | 2/21/2011

    " I only read the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but I liked it. However, I could not separate the story from the old Warner Bros. cartoon of the green Mr. Hyde battling his own self to drink the bubbling potion.
    I was left wanting more, but I guess that means it was a good story. "

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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

Michael Kitchen is an associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. On television he can be seen in the starring role of Foyle’s War on PBS. He also served as the narrator for the television series Faking It. His film credits include GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Out of Africa, and My Week with Marilyn, among others.