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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (version 2 dramatic reading)

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(4,5 Sterne; 510 Bewertungen)

Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast
Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson
Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld
Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke
Caroline Frankenstein: Arielle Lipshaw
Alphonse Frankenstein: Todd
M. Krempe: Anthony
M. Waldman: Martin Geeson
Henry Clerval: Grace Garrett
Elizabeth Lavenza/Master/Irishman: Elizabeth Klett
Ernest Frankenstein: Ernst Pattynama
Justine Moritz: Availle
Officer: Ken Garrett
The Creature: John Trevithick
Felix: Tiffany Halla Colonna
De Lacey: Steve W. Thompson
Landlord: April Gonzales
William Frankenstein: Miss Avarice
Old Woman: Caprisha Page
Mr. Kirwan: EMStach
Magistrate: Max Korlinge

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

(9 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Letters 1-3

24:43

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Letter 4

21:57

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Chapter 1

12:34

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Chapter 2

15:46

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Chapter 3

19:17

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Chapter 4

18:22

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Chapter 5

16:51

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Chapter 6

18:01

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Chapter 7

24:12

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Chapter 8

22:24

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Chapter 9

16:01

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Chapter 10

18:06

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Chapter 11

20:07

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Chapter 12

16:21

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Chapter 13

15:42

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Chapter 14

12:55

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Chapter 15

23:06

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Chapter 16

24:30

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Chapter 17

14:20

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Chapter 18

18:44

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Chapter 19

17:09

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Chapter 20

23:58

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Chapter 21

24:59

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Chapter 22

22:37

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Chapter 23

18:07

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Chapter 24

1:06:30

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Bewertungen

Excellent story

(4 Sterne)

Great classic story. The cast reading definitely brings a little life to the book vs one monotone speaker in some other books. Makes it an easy book to listen through.

Very Intriguing

(5 Sterne)

The book is way better then the movies . I enjoyed the readers voices for they made you feel as though you were actually there alongside the very characters. Mary shelly is an amazing writer she describes the sean perfectly so it is easy to imagine. While the beginning is slow it sets the mood for the book allowing you to understand the condition in which the story is told giving you the feeling Frankenstein is speaking to you. It is an amazing BOOK😀

Awful Beginning, Great Middle and End

(4 Sterne)

Fast forwarding Walton's voice helped me get through his parts, but I loved Frankenstein, the Monster, and Elizabeth's voices. The beginning of the story was almost impossible to sit through, but another reviewer suggested sticking through to the narration of the monster's creation, and I agree, it became enthralling past that point. Worth muddling through the beginning.

Marvelous!

(5 Sterne)

The voices of Frankestein, Walton and the Monster are superb. You can imagine exactly what they are feeling. The pace is good. There are some voices of men that are done by women, but it's fine. The voice of Frankenstein's father sounds a lot more younger than the actual character but the effort is appreciated. Lovely book.

Almost perfect

(5 Sterne)

The Walton parts are not the best of it of course, but all the rest is really worth it. Frankenstein's recollection of what happened is marvelously paced, and I don't think that it was slow or fast, but just right. Mary Shelley is quite the detailed writer, so the scenes are easy to imagine with the amazing voice casting. A true classic!

(3,5 Sterne)

l really enjoyed this one. Great story if you have never read the book, I strongly recommend this. My only complaint is that towards the end of the story the chapters mixed up... I'm not certain if they are out of order or if the app messed up.

excellent story, slow start

(4 Sterne)

nothing like any of the movies I have seen as far as the story of frankenstein goes. the first handful of chapters go excruciatingly slow and I almost gave up on the story. but once the creatures creation gets under way the story holds your attention. a few parts get confusing, but I really enjoyed the story. the readers all did a fine enough job. thank you volunteers.

So sssslllloooowwww...

(3 Sterne)

The inflections of Walton make me want to punch someone. The monster was read absolutely perfect. Everyone else was very adequate. Mary Shelley must describe EVERYTHING to an exhaustive level which makes the book read so slow that I found myself bored and waiting for the monster to read again.