Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (version 3)

Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg

(4.6 stars; 298 reviews)

Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dog sled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving. In telling his story to the captain, Frankenstein finds peace within himself. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (7 hr 26 min)


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(5 stars)

I really loved this book and the narrator voice is great, the changes he makes to differentiate between the voices is exceptional, although I was a bit concerned about his throat at some point, I hope he was fine after recording.

this is the best LibriVox book I have listened to date.

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

This novel is included in my English Syllabus, I chose to listen instead of read as I thought it would be more efficient with regard to time.A great choice for sure, this reading was absolutely full of feelings and expressions. The reader does a brilliant job at switching his voice according to the characters and really makes you understand how the characters feel through his changing intonations. Fantastic.

Classic Love

(5 stars)

An amazing and riveting story that gives one a lot to think about and much to feel, albiet, those feelings are conflicting. it's a question of wether or not you believe in he creature's words, and what you decide to do with them.

Wonderful! Narration was top notch!

(5 stars)

Masterful story by Ms. Shelley! Achingly beautiful at parts, hideous at others, and I love the format, as it is a tale told through letters. Perfect for cool, dark Autumn evenings by the fire! Thank you!


(4 stars)

The story was interesting, though depressing and “wretched!” It took some time getting into it, I will admit and I almost gave up but it finally picked up. Sometimes Frankenstein rambled on a little too much in his head for me. Otherwise it was well written and touched on some deep thoughts and opinions as well as discussing the frailties of human nature. I enjoyed the book. As for the narrator, he does a great job narrating though his voice is a bit monotone and didn’t keep my interest early on into the book and I found myself zoning out listening. However, I found that it improves, especially as he changes character voices (though there aren’t many).


(5 stars)

not at all what I expected. great story and perfect reader. the story is so........ I don't know. Mary Shelly was a masterful writer, but I don't know why she chose to write this story. it's not scary or anything, its just kind of depressing. finishing the book is like sitting in a dark room for hours painting a picture of a lone man crying on a mountaintop with a stormy sky in the background and then throwing open the blinds and realizing it's time for a picnic.

(5 stars)

The very best reading I have heard yet, on LibriVox. He did not mock in a silly tone, anything related to God, he did not overdramatize in silliness strange voices in an attempt to narrate different personalities, he read with sincerity and changed his voice in a way that felt like the sincere voice of the monster, and nothing more. Very well done!