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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Christopher Lee Reads...) Audio CD – Audiobook, June 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: Christopher Lee Reads...
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Fantom Films Limited (June 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906263280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906263287
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,006,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 9 Up-Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a man who discovered how to give his evil side the freedom of independence from his conscience is read with asperity by Ralph Cosham. The rising tide of fear that Stevenson evokes in his characters-from the storytelling gentlemen through whom the tale is narrated to Dr. Jekyll himself as he realizes Mr. Hyde's overwhelming power-is fortified by Cosham's straightforward delivery. There is no need for voicing or special sound effects since the pace of the reading keeps listeners as engaged as does the author's carefully scripted scenes and dialogues. For all collections, both library and classroom.
Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This production is first rate Horror Audio. -- Audio World --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Excellent Nice drawings, good story.
N. Karlsen
I think the ESL students will like it and it will help them understand the basics of the story before they would read the original version.
Cathy Carpenter
I read this for the first time in years in preparation for reading a take on this book.
Mary Kate

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paperbackstash on September 20, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I finally got to read a tale so well-known around the world. It wasn't a disappointment, although the Hyde in this 18th century piece of literature is less violent than later adaptions, likely due to the age of the times.

The rigid Victorian background setting, as well as the Dr. being at the height of social esteem for his profession, drives home the point that a person would love to let go and unwind against the oppressing constraints. Always having to be polite, proper, careful, and courtly had to have grown old for some. I know it did the author himself, who took to hanging out in unruly areas for some release before leaving for more isolated surroundings where he could relax and let his hair down (so to speak).

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is an excellent literary study on the bizarre, complex dual natures inside humanity. Whether one thinks this duality is a plague of humanity, or else a relief, is up to debate and interpretation.

A shorter piece, it needs no further length to serve its purpose. It's told through the viewpoint of a friend, so that it's as if the reader is outside looking in, seeing a mystery unwind, making the theme more potent. Being inside the mind of the man would not have worked as well in some ways, but would have worked better in others. The mystery would have been lost on what was going on, but on the positive side more emotion would have been felt as he struggled with his internal demons if we could have been an actual part of his thoughts.

Stevenson having it from an outside perspective made it more of a mysterious study and observation rather than an experience. Still it was easy to relate to as we all understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Hughes on June 7, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this in October. I loved the mood of the book (dark). Loved the dark atmosphere (rainy and foggy). I probably would have given it 5 stars but I knew that Jekyll was Hyde and vice versa. It was also a lot shorter than I realized but overall enjoyed reading this classic tale.
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So many of our impressions of the classics are based on adulterated by a Hollywood director's "interpretation" of a text. This is a fascinating look at addiction without any of the prurient and violent details that become the focus of screen adaptations. Instead, the original is much more an investigation of the internal motivations of addiction. Utterly quotable, too.
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By Mary Kate on March 28, 2013
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I read this for the first time in years in preparation for reading a take on this book. It holds up. Enjoyed the intricacies and crisp style. Unfortunately the book, a flip side of this book was disappointing. Nothing like the "Real Thing."
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By Fel Angel on January 7, 2013
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I got this for a friend and he loves it! He listens to it over and over. He loves it! Great deal for the price too.
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