Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

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(3.9 stars; 14 reviews)

A student discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster Frankenstein. Rejected by society, Frankenstein vows revenge on his creator.
(Summary written by Gesine) Note: Project originally cataloged October 20, 2005. Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010.

(8 hr 16 min)


00 - Letters 36:33 Read by Eric Connover
01 - Chapter 1 10:30 Read by Carl Cravens
02 - Chapter 2 17:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
03 - Chapters 3-4 31:50 Read by ianish
04 - Chapter 5 17:08 Read by Paula Berinstein
05 - Chapter 6 19:34 Read by Paula Berinstein
06 - Chapter 7 21:44 Read by Alex Foster
07 - Chapter 8 20:36 Read by Alex Foster
08 - Chapter 9 13:44 Read by Mark Bradford
09 - Chapter 10 16:26 Read by Mark Bradford
10 - Chapter 11 17:44 Read by Karen Labenz
11 - Chapter 12 13:46 Read by Karen Labenz
12 - Chapter 13 13:23 Read by Karen Labenz
13 - Chapters 14-15 27:08 Read by Kristen McQuillin
14 - Chapter 16 22:13 Read by Gord Mackenzie
15 - Chapter 17 13:32 Read by Gord Mackenzie
16 - Chapter 18 19:52 Read by Gord Mackenzie
17 - Chapter 19 16:48 Read by Megan-Jane Daniels Suyasu
18 - Chapter 20 24:58 Read by Megan-Jane Daniels Suyasu
19 - Chapters 21-22 40:51 Read by Gord Mackenzie
20 - Chapter 23 19:26 Read by Hugh McGuire
21 - Chapter 24 1:01:54 Read by Hugh McGuire


Missing sentences corrected last week

(0 stars)

The missing sentences in Chapter 6 (section 5) were corrected last week. This was only the 7th LibriVox recording. If the criticism had been so harsh then, the readers might have given up, and not gone on to offer you over 5000 more FREE audiobooks. If this version does not please you, there are now two others... or come and record one yourself.

Great recordings, incorrect summary

(4 stars)

I use the recordings in my high school classroom. My students enjoy listening to someone other than me reading the novel. I love that the recordings are free and easily accessible. However, your summary is incorrect and needs changing. The creature is not called Frankenstein; Frankenstein is the name of the scientist who creates the being. The person who wrote the summary has clearly only seen the movie and not read the book. You have great materials, so I would like to see you correct this error to improve your credibility.

Missing paragraphs?

(3 stars)

I enjoy most of the readers, some could be better. But Chapter 6 is not the full chapter. It starts three paragraphs in, I know that isn't much but it is still missing a part of the chapter that could be extremely important. You will miss that if you are not reading along with the recording.

Worth the read

(4 stars)

i did not care for the beginning, but i grew to enjoy this novel as it unfolded

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoy this reading every time I listen.


(5 stars)

A great classic well read


(1 stars)

the reader in chapter 23 is horrible! he stutters and reads slow as a snail moves !