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.
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When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating. Download PDF booklet. The Murders in the Rue Morgue. For any listener familiar only with filmed treatments of this seminal tale of terror, this is a good way to experience the original. This classic tale of horror and obsession features an appropriately overwrought reading by three talented British actors. Dr Victor Frankenstein becomes enslaved to the idea of reanimating the dead, spending years in a manic frenzy of scientific study and creation. Roger May does a superb job as Capt. Robert Walton. The best performance, though, is by Jonathan Oliver as the Daemon. He makes listeners feel pity and compassion for this creature who longs only for love and intellectual stimulation; instead, he cannot help but be the personification of evil in his own mania for vengeance.
It was written by the brilliant Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The story concerns Victor Frankenstein, a scientist who joins a university in order to study chemistry and philosophy. Victor decides to create a grotesque monster that soon becomes his great foe. He has not the slightest idea that this powerful creature will destroy not only his life but also the lives of the people he love the most. The story shows that by playing God you can destroy your own life and the lives of your beloved ones. Some readers will find Victor to be an excellent scientist, who transgresses boundaries without fear and manages to create something that nobody had created ever before. Other readers will say that he was a complete lunatic, incapable of dealing with the problems that he himself had caused. Listen to the audiobook and make your own judgment about Victor. The story is read by several people, enabling us to easily differentiate the characters. It is always obvious who is speaking.