The Monster Men

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.4 stars; 270 reviews)

Dr. Arthur Maxon has a dream: to create an artificial human being! His first twelve experiments have resulted only in grotesque, subhuman monsters. But Number Thirteen is perfect, and will make an ideal mate for Virginia, Dr. Maxon’s only daughter. But his monstrous plan goes awry when it is disrupted by pirates and Maxon’s duplicitous assistant, Carl von Horn. - Summary by Mark Nelson (6 hr 1 min)


Chapter 1 25:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 2 21:39 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 3 21:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 4 19:11 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 5 23:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 6 19:44 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 7 28:46 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 8 29:01 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 9 22:09 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 10 18:23 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 11 23:05 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 12 18:19 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 13 18:38 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 14 19:35 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 15 19:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 16 22:17 Read by Mark Nelson
Chapter 17 10:25 Read by Mark Nelson


Entertaining and well read!

(5 stars)

As usual, Mark Nelson narrates fantastically. The story is another one of the classic adventure SciFi tales that captivate the imagination (if not the literary critic). I both enjoyed and appreciated it. Keep reading Mr Nelson!

An ERB story with many twists

(4 stars)

The first half of this book reads much like a reimagined cross between Frankenstein and The Island of Doctor Moreau, but ERB just couldn't keep his own storytelling back, and the second half becomes a Tarzan novel. Mad scientists, monsters, pirates, head hunters, damsels in distress, treachery, loyalty, brute force, cunning wit, and true love... this story has it all. I highly recommend it.

Typical stereotypes, but great reader

(4 stars)

A fun story, but it has the typical stereotypes: a fairly helpless female who faints at the most inopportune times; a sneaky, spying Chinese man (who is still a "good guy"); a god-like hero; treacherous natives. The story did wrap up in a way I was not expecting, which was nice. The reader is excellent. Giving this 4 stars just because of the stupid stereotypes.

(2.5 stars)

it was a good and interesting story....until the end. ruined the whole story and made all of it make no real sense :/ big fan of ERB, but wow that ending ruined it. worth a listen i suppose though.

Fun listen!

(5 stars)

Mark Nelson at his best! Interesting story that's well written, imaginative, and insightful into the human mind and it's dark potential and being able to overcome! Perfect for a read-a-long too!

(1 stars)

Horrible Ending. The author does A180 at the end To make the hero acceptable in The societys point of view in a time that this book was written


(5 stars)

This book has many twists and turns while navigating the harsh Bornean wilderness... I dare not say much more, else I might spoil the whole story.

Really liked story

(4 stars)

Well read . Enjoyable for most part. Liked the ending. There were a few parts it dragged a little but overall held my interest.