Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Mary Shelley

Narrated By: Richard Pasco

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: April 2012

Duration: 3 hours 6 minutes


Penguin Classics presents Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Richard Pasco.

'Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness'

A twisted, upside-down creation myth, Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale lays bare the dark side of science, and the horror within us all. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, who plunders graveyards to create a new being from the bodies of the dead - but whose botched creature causes nothing but murder and destruction.

Written after a nightmare when its author was only eighteen, Frankenstein gave birth to the modern science fiction novel.

Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.


  • Anonymous

    Gory, gothic and still universally relatable despite the years since its publication. Shelley was a young genius, and without question this novel belongs in the Canon.


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