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  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

  • A Chilling Tale of Prendick's Encounter with Horrifically Modified Animals on Dr. Moreau's Island.
  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Categories: Literature & Fiction, Classics
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Summary

Englishman Edward Prendick finds himself shipwrecked on the open ocean. When a passing ship takes him aboard and revives him, things are starting to look less gloomy for the young scientist. Yet little does he know things about to get much worse.

He is taken to an abandoned island occupied only by Dr. Moreau, a disgraced English scientist for his unethical treatment of live creatures. Prendick finds that the Doctor has been up to old habits, using the island's animals to create animal-human hybrids. Prendick must learn to survive among these creatures, while uncovering even more deadly mysteries about the doctor and the strange inhabitants of the island in this classic sci-fi tale.

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well read

HG Well's classic and extremely devo tale is well read by some old Victorian-sounding buffer. Are we not men?! Eminently.

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What a great reading of a great classic

This was such an interesting book.
Before listening to it, my only knowledge of the story comes from the film of the same name where Marlon Brando plays the part of Dr Moreau.

This reading is amazing and the book kept me enthralled from beginning to end.
Usually, I just listen when exercising, but I was so interested in the story that I kept listening to it for up to an hour over my exercise time.

The characters are verging on the scary, and animalistic (and I don't mean the animals), and you can feel yourself go through the same emotions as the narrator as he tells you his tale.

A great classic, that I would not hesitate to recommend.

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A classic, well worth a listen!

This is a store I had always wanted to read but never got round to, and having seen it on audible took my opportunity. The narration is superb, there is a subdued vacancy in the voice where you can feel that the character has seen too much. You really get a sense of an upright Victorian gentleman, trying to keep his dignity in tact despite all the horrors he has faced (this may not have been intentional but suits the story well.) I really enjoyed it, a classic horror tale.

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  • josh
  • 07-06-16

great story

great story that keeps you interested. great night listen. 5 stars hands down. 2 thumbs up!

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