Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2013
Audie Award Finalist, Classic, 2013
Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.
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Not the 1818 edition
It should be clear that this is the 1831 version not the 1818 version of Frankenstein. I don’t have a problem with the edition but I think it needs clear what this is.
One big file
The story is great, and the narration is great.
The flaw is that, and I didn't know this until after purchase, as this was my first iTunes audiobook purchase, it comes as one 8+ hours file. The problem is that if you fall asleep while listening and want to go back to where you last remember, it is SO DIFFICULT to move around small amounts by slider in such a large file.
My apology to Dan Stevens (narrator), this is iTunes or Audible's fault. Do they not understand that customer satisfaction is provide files the way customers want them? Because the file is locked through DRM, I can't just break it up using an audio file splitter. Should we say "shame on you, iTunes/Audible"? I would like to have my money back, and you can have your one big file back. At least, very clearly forewarn potential buyers that it will be one big file, DRM protected (and any other constraints, such as I heard iTunes doesn't allow re-downloading of Audiobooks, if you should lose the file.)