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    • The Monster Collection

    • By: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
    • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterful performance from Richard Armitage

    • By Valentina Ancilotti on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    Narrator Dan Stevens ( Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good performance of a great story.

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-07-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

    • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
    • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
    • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great - Two fine - One really bad

    • By Nigel on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jacobi relishes the language - Superbly read.

    • By Bounce on 03-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Shelley wished with her classic Gothic novel Frankenstein to "make the reader dread to look round, to curdle the blood, and quicken the beatings of the heart". Mary Shelley succeeded. Victor Frankenstein finally fulfills his dream of creating his own living creature, stitched together from the macabre remains of corpses. To his horror he finds he has created something even more ghastly than in his worst imaginings. Frankenstein has created a monster with a soul!

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley - the two great poets of their age - and a lovely 17-year-old named Mary Shelley were partying and reading ghost stories on the shores of Lake Geneva. They dared each other to come up with the scariest story. Young Mary was the only one to rise to the challenge, and she gave birth to the entire horror and science fiction genres by crafting a brilliant and chilling account of what it means to be human, what responsibilities we have to each other, and how far we can go in tampering with nature.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible narrative style

    • By Rebecca on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he's determined to bring to life. And one fateful night, he does. When the creature opens his eyes, the doctor is repulsed: his vision of perfection is, in fact, a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the monster won't be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror that shadows Victor to his death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Classic

    • By Lo on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    One of the greatest horror stories ever written, Frankenstein comes to spellbinding life once again in this tour-de-force performance by the acclaimed director and star of Henry V, Dead Again, and Much Ado About Nothing. The definitive recording of one of the most haunting tales of all time, Kenneth Branagh's performance of Frankenstein is a true audio classic.

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jim Weiss
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone--until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley's long-standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness and horror of the original.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Frankenstein (Dramatized)

    • By: Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child.... Soon Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance - but Unbalanced

    • By Rachel Taylor on 28-06-17

    Regular price: £40.00

    • The Classic Tales Podcast, Season Three

    • By: Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 38 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Who says that you can't have it all? Adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and fine literature? Infinite variety - that is what you find here. Classic Literature has never been presented so approachably. You will savor the chills from Edgar Allan Poe, then smilingly shake your head as a man dupes an entire town. You will hear how Sherlock Holmes solves a case for Bohemian nobility, then marvel as a man destroys his life over a piece of string....

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Bassett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus" is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797-1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on January 1st, 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter", Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible

    • By Anonymous User on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Last Man

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Last Man is Mary Shelley's apocalyptic fantasy of the end of human civilisation. Set in the late twenty-first century, the novel unfolds a sombre and pessimistic vision of mankind confronting inevitable destruction. Interwoven with her futuristic theme, Mary Shelley incorporates idealised portraits of Shelley and Byron, yet rejects Romanticism and its faith in art and nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meticulous literary artwork

    • By piroen on 02-12-14

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Bram Stoker's Dracula, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man

    • Classic Monster Novels Condensed
    • By: Joseph Lanzara (adaptations), Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Brad Wills
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Three of the top horror novels of all time have been newly adapted into novellas, and are now side by side in this one audiobook. These world-famous monsters are familiar household names. These are the monsters that authors and filmmakers continue to draw from again and again. And these are stories that introduced them to the world over a century ago. So turn down the lights, and experience triple the action, suspense, chills, and thrills, as you listen to all three classic tales.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Frankenstein & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    • With Commentary by Alison Larkin
    • By: Mary Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Clive Hayward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived by 19-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale. It is followed by "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Coleridge which was an early haunting influence on the young Mary Shelley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Anonymous User on 30-03-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After he is found adrift in the Arctic by Captain Fredrick Walton, a gravely ill Victor Frankenstein recounts the story of his life up to his discovery. He tells how his obsession with science led to the creation of an abomination who, to his horror and shame, he abandoned. The creature's quest for both revenge and understanding from his creator leaves a violent trail of devastation in Victor’s life that affects all those he holds dear. Frankenstein is a powerful story of love and ambition, of friendship and morality, and of horror and violence. 

    Regular price: £17.09

    • Classic Thrillers

    • Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
    • By: Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Brian Cox, Heathcote Williams, Full Cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    For a century Bram Stoker's Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being which runs amok, has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid horror stories.

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Frankenstein

    • The Modern Prometheus
    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Includes introduction and commentary by Mary Shelley. Required reading for any fan of science fiction and horror genres. A classic.

    Regular price: £5.49

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