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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Narrated By: Kristin Hughes

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2012

Duration: 2 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

After hearing Mr. Enfield's account of a distressing event involving Edward Hyde, the heir of his friend, Henry Jekyll, John Utterson is convinced that Jekyll's relationship with Hyde is built on something sinister. Utterson's concern for his friend is not unfounded but the reasons aren't quite what he, at first, believes. (Summary by Kristin Hughes)

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  • Andrea Groves

    Andrea Groves This is an iconic tale of the conflict between two incompatible compulsions within the soul of one person. Every addict, every overeater, every sexual deviant, every bipolar/manic depressive or person living with multiple personality/dissociative disorder --diagnosed or not--has warred within and without with the need to express the blackballed part of their personality on one side, and the fear of expressing it on the other. Mr. Stevenson captures the horror and despondency of this dilemma. Societal superego, in Freud's terms is out to wipe out the individual primitive drive for pleasure. An d the results of this civil war are not pretty. A classic that all can appreciate, beautifully read by the narrator, although matching gender is less confusing.

  • Garth Newman

    The narration is fantastic and obviously the story is a classic. I can't believe this was free!

  • Adrian Nalwalker

    Classic story, but the narrator is simply outstanding!