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The Island of Doctor Moreau

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(4,161 Sterne; 559 Bewertungen)

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics.

When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed two years after the publication of the novel. The novel is presented as a discovered manuscript, introduced by the narrator's nephew; it then 'transcribes' the tale. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(4 hr 39 min)

Chapters

INTRODUCTION

2:56

Read by Alex Patterson

IN THE DINGEY OF THE "LADY VAIN"

5:53

Read by madeupname

THE MAN WHO WAS GOING NOWHERE

7:06

Read by Laura M.D.

THE STRANGE FACE

10:08

Read by bignate_2000

AT THE SCHOONER'S RAIL

6:48

Read by Cori Samuel

THE MAN WHO HAD NOWHERE TO GO

7:50

Read by martyd

THE EVIL-LOOKING BOATMEN

9:45

Read by martyd

THE LOCKED DOOR

9:12

Read by martyd

THE CRYING OF THE PUMA

6:49

Read by Stephan Möbius

THE THING IN THE FOREST

22:14

Read by Stephan Möbius

THE CRYING OF THE MAN

8:01

Read by Meredith Hughes

THE HUNTING OF THE MAN

12:11

Read by Meredith Hughes

THE SAYERS OF THE LAW

17:45

Read by Meredith Hughes

THE PARLEY

11:00

Read by Cori Samuel

DOCTOR MOREAU EXPLAINS

28:48

Read by John Gonzalez

CONCERNING THE BEAST FOLK

10:59

Read by Alex Foster

HOW THE BEAST FOLK TASTE BLOOD

26:50

Read by JemmaBlythe

A CATASTROPHE

13:25

Read by JemmaBlythe

THE FINDING OF MOREAU

7:54

Read by clarknova

MONTGOMERY'S BANK HOLIDAY

14:13

Read by neo45

ALONE WITH THE BEAST FOLK

9:24

Read by clarknova

THE REVERSION OF THE BEAST FOLK

21:37

Read by clarknova

THE MAN ALONE

9:15

Read by JemmaBlythe

Bewertungen

(2,5 Sterne)

I very much enjoyed this book, but the change in narrators was distracting. The lady reading the chapters "How The Animals Taste Blood" and "Catastrophe" was especially hard to listen to as her voice is grating and she does not read with much emotion.

Mostly Good

(4 Sterne)

this was fairly well done, my only complaint would be that it's a a bit wearing listening to the several chapters that JemmaBlythe reads, her voice is too scratchy and she did some of the longer chapters

(2 Sterne)

A classic story. The changing readers made it hard to really get into the story. With one reader the story is more cohesive and seems like a single work but broken up between several people with different voices and styles makes it a hard listen in long sittings. ESPECIALLY chapters 16 & 17. MY GOODNESS! How in the world did that woman not have her recording thrown out after the first 2 minutes. I know it’s volunteer readers but it sounds like someone talking through a hole in their throat into one of those voice things but with somehow less emotion. I ended up looking up those chapters and reading them myself then got back into the audiobook. I’d love if someone would redo those chapters with an actual human being instead of a parrot Dr. Moreau got his hands on.

One of the weirdest tales ever told. A different type of horror

(2,5 Sterne)

I had no trouble understanding any of the readers, I especially liked the lady that others complained about but they all did a great job and should be congratulated. People who complain should try it and see if they can do better. To me it is not a great story but I can appreciate the fact that it is a classic.

to be expected

(4 Sterne)

It's a chilling read if you're an animal person, and still interesting if you're not. There are a few readers who were slightly more difficult to hear but I didn't have much trouble. the narrative doesn't require much as far as intonation or inflection so much of the readers could do pretty well without losing much of the tone

(5 Sterne)

This book is a classic of Western Racist Imperialism. I love it. Dr. Moreauis an example of the do good crusading liberal who is hell bent on perfecting the lesser people around him. In the process he created a hell for himself and those he is trying to 'help'

great except for 3 chapters

(4 Sterne)

the story is read really well, all the readers are great to listen to except one with a really scratchy voice and weird intonation. It was very hard to listen to. would be nice if those chapters could be redone.

The Island of Dr. Moreau

(3 Sterne)

Having a book read by more than one reader is somewhat annoying. Different voices, intonation, and accents do not make it very easy to follow. The woman's voice who read chapter 16 was nearly unintelligible and quite irritating.