• by Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is Mary Shelley's passionate and Gothic tale of terror, in which a man's desire to know the unknowable sweeps him into a living nightmare. Victor Frankenstein's experiments with life itself give birth to an extraordinary force with the potential for either good or evil.


What the Critics Say

"This tale...has been regarded as the origin of modern science fiction." ( The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature")


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent reading

Fantastic reading by Kenneth Branagh, from the moment the story began I was drawn-in and absorbed. An unabridged recording would be even better!
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- LivingWithYarn

Good but would prefer Branagh unabridged

Would you try another book written by Mary Shelley or narrated by Kenneth Branagh?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Victor as he is quite complex and well meaning but at the same time so destructive.

What three words best describe Kenneth Branagh’s performance?

Epic, gripping and thrilling like the film version (bad reviews of that we're unjust).

Was Frankenstein worth the listening time?

Certainly but would prefer a longer version.

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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-04-2007
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited