The Island of Doctor Moreau (Version 4)


Read by Veronica Maresh Mead

(4 stars; 10 reviews)

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells follows shipwreck victim, Edward Prendick, as he explores a strange island his rescuer, Montgomery, has brought him to. The island’s host, Moreau, is a scientist whose life purpose is to push the limits of science, creating strange humanoid animals. Prendick wrestles with morality as his hosts continue their strange experimentations. (Summary by Veronica Mead) (4 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:03 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
In the Dingey of the "Lady Vain" 5:34 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Man Who Was Going Nowhere 5:47 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Strange Face 9:30 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
At the Schooner's Rail 6:17 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Man Who Had Nowhere to Go 7:07 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Evil-Looking Boatmen 9:05 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Locked Door 8:59 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Crying of the Puma 5:34 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Thing in the Forest 18:00 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Crying of the Man 6:31 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Hunting of the Man 9:52 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Sayers of the Law 14:54 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Parley 8:17 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
Doctor Moreau Explains 20:36 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
Concerning the Beast Folk 9:52 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
How the Beast Folk Taste Blood 22:11 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
A Catastrophe 9:22 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Finding of Moreau 7:13 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
Montgomery's Bank Holiday 14:07 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
Alone With the Beast Folk 9:29 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Reversion of the Beast Folk 22:29 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead
The Man Alone 6:25 Read by Veronica Maresh Mead

Reviews

Awful book, the reading made it bearable


(2 stars)

I understand it's a classic and I read it because of that, but it's just awful. Nothing really interesting happens, the ethics (or lack of it) is disgusting, more than disturbing, and the narrative itself is just poor. The reader's cadence is like that of a child forced to read aloud in school, but their accent was pleasant to hear and painted a more interesting image in my head as I listened.