Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £12.99

Buy Now for £12.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was first published in 1866 and has gone on to become one of the most told Gothic stories of all time.

In this new recording, Paapa Essiedu breathes new life into the classic tale.

Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy follows a respectable London lawyer as he investigates the strange relationship between his old friend Dr Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde.

Its sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature is moving, beautiful and terrifying in equal measure.

Photographer Credit: Ruth Crafer.

Public Domain (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

What listeners say about The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Story, Almost Wonderful Performance

The narrator unfortunately lacked the ability to pronounce every word correctly, but good all the same. I would just warn you ahead of time that you will likely be drawn out of the story at points. Fantastic in almost every way, I just wish that when narrators find themselves unsure as to how to pronounce something they would look it uo rather than just taking a random stab in the dark.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not for me.

For clarity, I only listened to an hour of this before I had to stop. The story didn't grip me and unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it. Sadly the narration felt bland and didn't engage. The character voices were better but it still didn't work for me. There was drama in the voices but not in the narration. Overall, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent story but narration spoiled it for me

I knew the rough story but had neither read it fully or listened to it in its entirety. The story is fascinating but in this instance the narrator was far too halting for my liking. At times there was a slight stop after every word in a sentence which detracted from the delivery most annoyingly. The narration for me spoiled the story.