Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus (Version 4)


Read by John Van Stan

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

This is a classic (gothic) horror story, and one of the earliest examples of science fiction. The main characters are Dr. Frankenstein and his creation, the daemon. Shelley called the scientist a "pale student of unhallowed arts" and his creation a "hideous phantasm of a man." This story is not only delightfully frightful, but arguably represents one of the clearest criticisms of science during a time when, like the daemon, it was leaving its own infancy and, like Dr. Frankenstein, testing its ethical boundaries. As Shelley said, "Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world. His success would terrify the artist; he would rush away from his odious handywork, horror-stricken." - Summary by jvanstan (10 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Preface 20:40 Read by John Van Stan
Letter 1 9:30 Read by John Van Stan
Letter 2 10:13 Read by John Van Stan
Letter 3 2:35 Read by John Van Stan
Letter 4 20:35 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 1 12:43 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 2 16:30 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 3 19:37 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 4 17:55 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 5 17:15 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 6 19:50 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 7 28:38 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 8 22:55 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 9 16:00 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 10 18:46 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 11 22:40 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 12 17:08 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 13 16:55 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 14 13:30 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 15 26:15 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 16 25:59 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 17 15:30 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 18 21:30 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 19 17:56 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 20 26:48 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 21 26:05 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 22 25:00 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 23 20:50 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 24: Part 1 24:00 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter 24: Part 2 47:05 Read by John Van Stan

Reviews

Very good


(4.5 stars)

Definitely an above average recording. Narrator does an excellent job with the voice of the monster.

Well narrated!


(5 stars)

Great reading and the voice for the daemon was truly chilling!