Written in the Victorian era, this book since then has been an inspiration for many sci-fi movies and books that are now published. The main themes of the novel are the dangers of scientific hubris and the dividing line between the human and the animal. The book was first met with atrocious revolts from the readers as rising the concept of blasphemy; but the more time has passed, the more readers have felt compelled in continuing with it. The Island of Doctor Moreau is often defined as a page-turner, stomach-churner, and one that gives its readers nightmares. This short novel takes on some big philosophical and moral questions such as the use of vivisection in the pursuit of knowledge, which is still hot-button issues today.
Mondello Publishing provides an updated adaptation of H. G. Wells's classic novel, positioning the story in the 1950s and in the context of genetic mutation and nuclear power. Through uncontrollable events, Edward Prendick finds himself on an unmarked island with Montgomery, a scientist and aid to the notorious Dr. Moreau. Prendick soon discovers that the island's wild-life is a bit more human than he's comfortable with. The full cast of clear and distinctive voice actors includes Matthew Postner as Prendick, Nathalie Boltt as Montgomery, and Andrew McGinn as Moreau. Other actors fill in for secondary characters and humanoid animals, which the production captures well, providing each character with strong vocal cues to help the listener understand what kind of animal it is. The background music and sound effects further enhance the mood and tone of the production. (BookLife)