The classic tale of men and their monsters is narrated by the host of the spooky Lore podcast.
First published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is frequently credited as the first-ever science fiction novel. Her supernatural thriller—about a brilliant scientist who attempts to create a life and ends up destroying countless others—has become a cultural touchstone, sparking 200 years of conversations about human hubris and the unintended consequences of scientific experimentation.
This Apple Books exclusive features Aaron Mahnke reading Shelley’s astonishing tale of men and their monsters. Mahnke—host and creator of the hit podcast Lore (which has been adapted into books and a TV show)—knows a thing or two about scary stories. He’s the perfect narrator for this spooky, unexpectedly heartbreaking classic.
Good book, reader not so much
I have never read Frankenstein, so at first I thought the reading was being stylized for effect in the introduction, but after 30 minutes of listening and I still find it difficult to listen to. Overly annunciated words, unnecessary breaks in sentences, and emphasis placed on the wrong words. The book itself is interesting, the reader sounds like he could be a computer.
Please Aaron, never narrate an audiobook again. Don’t even read out loud. Or is apple just trying to pass off a robot as a person?
Are. You. A. Robot?
What am I listening to? So choppy and monotone.