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by | Read by Brian Cox, Heathcote Williams, Dermot Kerrigan, Siri O'Neal, Michael Gould, et al. & Daniel Philpott, Jonathan Oliver, Chris Larkin

Classics • 6.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1818, 1897

These classic novels contain stunning description and tense action sequences. And these two performances are outstanding. However, the works were written for a nineteenth-century readership accustomed to a more leisurely pace. These abridgments cut all excess but provide everything essential to the stories. What's more, shifting readers for each section highlights FRANKENSTEIN's nested narratives. This approach allows listeners to distinguish between Victor and his creation and emphasizes Shelley's skill in constructing her story of inquiry and alienation. Having a full cast read DRACULA demonstrates how mysterious the vampire is, since no one knows the whole story. Both productions also use period music to set the mood. G.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]



Book pak • Naxos AudioBooks • 2001

CS ISBN 9626347414 $27.98 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9626342412 $29.98 • Five CDs

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