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Frankissstein

A Love Story
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Summary

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson.

From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.

In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI.

Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere.

Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead...but waiting to return to life.

But the scene is set in 1816, when 19-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a nonbiological life form. ‘Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.'

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.

©2019 Jeanette Winterson (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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throughtful

there is love and sensuality stemming out of the science-driven exploration. the story runs through time so smooth. the language so beautiful...

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Keep reading, becomes fascinating

Fun and fascinating, with lots of links that bring ideas and themes to surprise and stimulate.
Just keep going with it.

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Need to read it again

I just finished it it was amazing .
I want to read it again
It is very contemporary

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Ron, the sex bot salesman, steals the show!

I enjoyed this book. Im a fan of Shelley's novel and loved listening to the characters behind some of the UK's best literature. It's genuinely funny as well as subversive and clever. Ron the Sex Bot salesman is as hilarious as his ideas are repugnant. And yet he's infinitely likeable. I was delighted every time his lilting Welsh voice came through my speakers.

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Narration too awkward

Some funny moments but the American and Welsh accents were too annoying to enjoy the story (which was also average). Observations about gender too obvious. There's no real plot and a lot of the 2019 passages feel bloated and like they need an edit.

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Beautiful book but bad performance

Jeanette Winterson’s words are beautiful and thoughtful, highly recommend this book! I would read it as a normal book though, the performance was distractingly bad, terrible accents and undulating sound which made it hard to hear some parts.

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Gothic Futurism?

interesting concept, for those who love the original novel or have an interest in the Romantics or the future of AI.
It's very (too?) cerebral, perhaps to the detriment of plot/pace at times. A little spoiled by a very dodgy accent for the American characters!