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This Penguin Classic is performed by Olivier Award winner, Rory Kinnear, star of Penny Dreadful. Kinnear is also known for his portrayal of Bill Tanner in Spectre and for his role in The Imitation Game. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Robert Mighall.   

Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde, the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer, and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the gothic genre: 'Olalla', a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and 'The Body Snatcher', which shows the murky underside of medical practice.

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"[Audiobooks] make Victorian stories like this one - narrated by the actor Rory Kinnear - much more accessible. You still have to listen carefully, but dialogue that might otherwise seem stilted in modern times is brought to life by Kinnear." (i News

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  • Kelly Michelle
  • 12-10-2020

Rory Kinnear makes a great tale exceptional!

I read this book on my own many years ago, but I couldn't resist hearing it read by the incomparable Rory Kinnear. He is incredible, and I enjoyed this book so much more because of his narration.

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  • Anonymous
  • 25-05-2020

Expert academic intro included

Lol we didn’t need another reading of these stories on Audible. But it has excellent supplementary audio content. Buy this version and listen to the introduction first. It will totally help you see this story with fresh eyes. Hopefully more interesting selections from the Penguin Classics library get turned into audiobook of this caliber for the coming fall semester when everyone is doing independent quarantined education. e.g. The Arabian Nights, Tristes Tropiques, Roots of Yoga etc.

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  • 19-11-2019

1h14 min of background! Great performances!

I have two versions of Dr Jekyll already, the ian holm narration and the richard armitage narration, i am a fan of Rory and wanted to throw his into the mix. He did not disappoint and though this is not my fav narration so far (ian holm's version takes the prize), This version really shines in respect to the "other stories". Which were just fantastic and i've never read them before. I was amazed to find this version starts with over 1 hour of background and discussion on Stevenson and his stories. If you want to skip this then you want to start at chapter 14. This isn't a bad thing and is great if you're into that kind of history but just be warned if you wanted to use this with students ect. Ian's version may be better for such study purposes

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