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FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus

by | Read by Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki, Simon Templeman

Classics • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1818

Shelley's classic novel, about a rash inventor who creates a monster, to its and his own sorrow, gives us three narrative voices: that of the inventor, Victor Frankenstein; his creature; and Walton, an explorer to whom their tale is told. As Victor, Anthony Heald's otherwise fine voice is reedy and wavering. Whether so by intent (it fits Victor, who is near death) or nature, it's somewhat distracting. Stefan Rudnicki's harsh voice fits the creature, but he starts haltingly, while the creature, at that point, should speak fluently. As the explorer, Simon Templeman's voice and performance are strong. Despite quibbles over interpretation, all three voices are expressive, the vocal acting highly skilled. This is a vibrant rendition of a tragic story that, even with its old-fashioned prose, is often powerful. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433215643 $19.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433215629 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433215636 $70.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433215650 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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