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Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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  • Lori Jordan
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "While it is a great story, and a wonderfully written novel, it is not illustrated, so if you are looking for illustrations, look elsewhere."
  • Irene Carranza
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Everyone knows this book is a classic, but somehow I never got around to reading it until now. I am glad that I finally decided to give it a shot. The writing is a bit hard to get used to a first, but it is definitely worth the effort to enjoy this gem."
  • Raymond Campbell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I thoroughly enjoyed listened to the Frankenstein audio book. The narrator's voice was quite pleasant and the book was not too long so I managed to finish it within about 3 day's during my morning commutes to work. "
  • Dolores Rivas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I read this book in high school and just now finished reading it again. I didn't remember it being this good! Maybe because I'm older now that I can see how great the characters are and fully understand how good the book is. "
  • Carl Ryan
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Frankenstein is an old work of literature, written by a young Mary Shelley. It is definitely one of the oldest horror books out there, but that does not mean it is outdated. It still holds up, and tells a great story about Frankenstein's Monster. I read this for school way back, and just recently picked it up again. It is a great read."
  • Rosa María Herrera
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "How can this not be the best medical fiction book of all time? Dr. Frankenstein does something that no doctor has ever accomplished! His medical "miracle" creates the most famous of monsters. Mary Shelley's horror masterpiece is a must read!"
  • Zhao Huang
    Written on September 20, 2018
    "I salute the author of this book because he started a figure that's being feared by everyone especially every Halloween. I hope that human imagination will ever accomplish another literary figure like this."
    Armando Ríos
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a classic and pretty much everybody has heard of this story. It's universal and should be wonderful for anybody. Some people say it may be past it's time but I love it."
  • Kelly Moore
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is not just one of my favorite classic novels but one of my favorite books of all time. This version is light and affordable. I read this book over and over but I needed this version of it for travel. This version would also be great in a gift basket or box for someone going into Junior High or High School to get them started with some classics in a genre they will enjoy."
  • Jason Payne
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Mary Shelly's classic horror story on which so many movies were based is worth the effort to read. It is not so much a horror story as it is a cautionary tale about obsession going too far and the dire consequences that can result from not considering the ethics or morality of one's actions. Though well over a hundred years old, the novel remains valid when considering the rapid advances in science that could result in a human life being created from parts of other humans that may well be possible in the future. It's a thought provoking tale that may seem dated but has themes that very much apply today. It should be required reading for any college bound student. Having knowledge about this book will serve you well!"
  • Brandon Powell
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "i agree and disagree with this. its a great book but im no sure about mind bending per se"
  • Jack Matthews
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I love halloween. I came on here looking to find the absolute best books for halloween. I was told to check out Frankenstein. Yes! This book is a classic!"
  • Douglas Hart
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "One of the best mad scientists of all time. This would not be the classic that it is if not for the mad scientists. We love his crazy weird obsession with the dead and bringing it back to life. "
    Mark Walters
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The original Frankenstein isn't like the modern incarnation ruined by Hollywood. It has much more psychological and philosophical depth. That's what made it so good originally."
  • Janet Hudson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Frankenstein is a classic horror book that everyone knows and loves. It's part of the original horror stories such as wolf-man or vampires. Frankenstein is clearly a monster who will no doubt go for revenge on the man who created him."
    Grace Hopkins
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I suppose in an odd way, Frankenstein created his monster a revenge on a village that called him mad. So I guess this is a pretty decent revenge book if you look at it that way."
  • Albert Chavez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I love almost every book that I've read from Daria Morgendorffer's Best Book list, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is NO EXCEPTION! This is such a classic tale, retold in countless ways throughout literary history...though nothing quite touches Mary Shelley's take on this tale! Please, if nothing more from this list, read Frankenstein!"
  • Anthony Dunn
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "It's a classic piece of literature! Need I say more? It is a defining book in the horror genre. I was glad I read it though, having just been aware of the character but not the full story."
  • Zachary Snyder
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "Frankenstain is a classic. What kid has not ready Frankenstein at some point or another. Everyone should see this movie. "
    Victoria Nguyen
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "Frankenstain is a classic. What kid has not ready Frankenstein at some point or another. Everyone should see this movie. "
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  • Kenneth Hamilton
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is a classic and a must read for all young adults. I have been reading it with my son and we both love the story. "
    Christian Chen
    Written on April 23, 2018
  • Kyle Obrien
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Looks like an interesting book to read"
  • Beverly Hopkins
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "This was a great read for me that had a little bit of everything in it. It has some romance, sci-fi elements, and a dash of the supernatural for good measure. Best of all, you can listen to it for free as an audiobook online and without needing to download it."
    Carl Murray
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I did the audio as a option for the family to get into that into the Halloween season. I was not expecting much, never being a fan of the movie but the book is much better and has a deep plot that makes you think. Was enjoyed by everyone, I rated a 4.5, because I feel like I would have enjoyed this more reading at my own pace."
    Ao Shi
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Great classic book that you can't go wrong with. I highly recommend this for all those horror classic fanatics out there."
  • Deborah Alexander
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This boo will surprise you as it was the biggest surprises for me, all different what I expected. A horror story, about making a man from different body parts. The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story. I always love reading the original stories . It was great. "
  • Ashley Patel
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "In my quest to read as many classics as I can, Frankenstein has been one of the best dark books of all time. It is very different from the movie. You have to actually read the book in order to understand the Frankenstein Mary Shelly wrote about. The character development and imagery is second to none. Shelly's imagination is unparalleled and I really enjoyed how the characters were developed and how they relate to each other. This is a classic and it has quickly become one of my favorite books. "
    Brenda Mendoza
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a classic book and is certainly dark. I appreciate that a classic book was chosen instead of one that was written after horror/slash was an established, fast-produced market. "
  • Carol Sims
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This book is not specifically engineered for Android. It is an audio book found on Amazon and is downloadable to a PC or a Kindle. The version that can be downloaded to a PC or a smartphone requires the Kindle software to be installed on your device. The software is a free download and it is quick and easy to install, with no need to fool around with parameters, but to indicate that this book is for Android, is pushing the truth of the matter without exposing all the details."
    Victoria Wade
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I got "Frankenstein" on my Android. I downloaded it free. This is one of many books that you can download for free."
  • Jeffrey Morris
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "I love Mary Shelley. I consider her as one of the best selling female authors of all time. And Frankenstein is one of my favorite, if not the most, horror novel of all time. I don't know if you noticed about the subplot where noble Christian characters risked their lives to save a Muslim friend. Although the conclusion of the novel seems incomplete to me. Yet I think it is one of the beauties of this book. Having an open-ended conclusion. "
  • Bryan Walsh
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "There have been a million Frankenstein movies and probably even more books that have ripped off the original. But it's worth reading the original by Mary Shelley to see where all those came from. It's really an incredibly well-written book and the theme was a masterpiece of human emotion that's rarely been matched."
  • Janice Barnes
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Frankenstein is a classic science fiction book that has a unique book cover featuring nakedness. The book itself is one of a kind. "
  • Saúl Castro
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I had never read the book despite seeing so many movies about frankenstein. A bit underwhelming, but still a great read. No wonder its a classic."
  • Eric Jordan
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I have been through my fair share of horror books but one that really sticks out for me would have to be Frankenstein. It's just a classic and it has so much good stuff in there. There is no way you would hate it. I would recommend you check it out. It's a very good read. "
  • Cynthia Morrison
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Frankenstein is a great choice for young adult readers who want to read controversial material that has been either banned or challenged. It explores the taboo topic of human resurrection by man, which many found to be unnatural and ungodly and for that I loved reading it and feel like you will too. "
  • Jason Torres
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you're reading this review, you only have one question. You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. You already know this is the most original, and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature. You may or may not like the story, but that's a matter of personal taste. A lot of people don't like Shakespeare, but no one questions whether he was a good writer or not. If you don't like the writing style, it's because you aren't familiar with the English of this period. Nearly eighty years before Stoker's "Dracula" ( an idea stolen from Polidori's "The Vampyre", which was an idea stolen from LeFanu's "Carmilla"), this most-original horror masterpiece was born. So, your only question is, "Is this really the uncensored 1818 version? Because I've only seen one other verified version, and it's over twenty dollars in paperback. All the others claiming to be the 1818 version have been disproved." YES, as far as I can tell, it is. The only preface is Shelley's own original. There is no introduction, no commentary or editorial credits whatsoever. There are no illustrations, and the spelling and language have not been edited. Have a good thesaurus handy. So, here it is, the author's original script, no frills, for a bargain price. Which is exactly what I was looking for."
  • Paul Edwards
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you haven't read Mary Shelley's magnum opus Frankenstein, then what are you waiting for? There's a reason why it gets a prominent mention in the Bohemian Manifesto. And remember, the name of the titular character is Frankenstein's Monster, not the mononym Frankenstein!"
  • Raymond Torres
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Definitely Frankenstein should be one of the best Collins Classics books like Notre Dame or Dracula. It is really hard to pick one of them to consider as the best. You should definitely read all of these books anyway. I also love the movies that are made based on this book."
  • Edward Johnston
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Frankenstein basically birthed the genre and still feels just as frightening and fresh in the current age."
  • Harold Chapman
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The scientific experiment angle needs more thinking to be done. I can see the overall route but creating a grotesque and cognizant being is very weird. This needs to be valued heavily. "
  • Rosalba Reyna
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Frankenstein is a classic for a reason and is always a good recommendation for a good read. Original in ways that are still appreciated, it's definitely one every science fiction fan should check out."
    Terry Garza
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Recommended by NPR, Frankenstein is a timeless classic science fiction fantasy novel, and definitely a good choice for anyone looking to really understand the poor misunderstood creature."
  • Susan Murphy
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A classic read that everyone should glance at least one time. The story is compelling and will capture your attention. A must read for high school students."
  • Billy Lane
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a 100-page well-written horror fiction book. Highly recommend."
  • Alice Larson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I've always been intrigued by the story of Frankestein. This book was very detailed and extremely captivating to say the least. It was, in my opinion one of the best written horror stories to date that I've read."
  • Diana Kim
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The recommendation for Frankenstein would be acceptable to me with the search criteria best books with titles that start with f, g, or h. Not only does it meet the criteria searched with 4.2 out of 5 stars and 3,555 customer reviews it has a reasonable purchase price with several different options in which to purchase."
  • Edward Fernandez
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "If you're looking for a good book to read and enjoy and if you haven't read Frankenstein yet, this could be a good choice for you to enjoy. This ebook is a nice option for those who like to read electronically. Simple and straightforward."
  • Han Han
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is an absolute classic. Read it or not many people are familiar with the story of Frankenstien or at least vaguely familiar with it. People in English lit classes will enjoy this classic since it is already widely familiar with a lot of people."
  • Emily Lynch
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Everyone thinks they know the origin of Frankenstein, but only those who've read the Marry Shelley book know the true story of how he came to be. This is one of my all time favorite books, and it teaches you something about humanity. Highly recommended! "
  • Charles Torres
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Frankenstein's truly an enduring classic, but sometimes "classic" is a nice way of saying "old." Its prose hasn't aged well, and its pace is plodding to say the best. The Book Thief is my Germany-set book of choice."
  • Ethan Bennett
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The book is completely different than any Frankenstein movie I have seen. I puzzled about this difference throughout the book. There are three first person naratives, although two are written as letters home. Vikor's's own account of creating a monster only to run immediately when the monster comes to life. He is a creepy coward constantly self-justifying. The monster on the other hand does engage my sympathy, but he wrecks Viktor's lifew by killing or causingthe death of those Viktor loves. Great read if you ask me."
  • Ashley Chapman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Definitely one of the best books mentioned in The Pagemaster. In fact, I don't even remember the others, although it's been a long time since I saw The Pagemaster. I just remember this one because it stands out compared to the others."
  • Vibhore Gavde
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Growing up I always liked Frankenstein movies I started reading more recently and thought the Frankenstein book would be a good book to read after seeing the movie. I liked the book a lot. I like the movie better though."
  • Ajay Jaiteley
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This was my favorite book that I read in school. The first time I read it was during our Autumn break at school. It was the book that started my love of reading and also pushed my love of monster books and movies. I'm not sure any new books will every touch this classic by Mary Shelley. "
  • Betty Murray
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "One of my favorite books is Frankenstein. It's even better as an audio book and is one of my favorite audio books of all time. It's a classic story that I recommend everyone read at least once in their life. If you don't want to read it, you can listen to the audio book, which is amazing. You'll love this book, especially being able to relax and just listen to the audio. I highly recommend this haunting tale to everyone out there. Check it out!"
    Gerald Robinson
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I have trouble finding time to sit down and read a book. In most cases I gotta have something to listen to while on the move, like a radio. One of my favorite childhood stories are about Frankenstein and his monster. I actually enjoy lots of media about the supernatural or the typical monster movies. This allowed me to have a bit of enjoyment while working and filled my needs."
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  • Judy Webb
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a nice little science fiction book. It is interesting and definitely worth your time"
  • Tammy Carter
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Frankenstein is one of the most famous cult classic novels. It goes beyond the hype of the mad scientist, lightning bolt, and grotesque creation to make commentary on moral and ethical implications of science and human nature. A timeless creation and favorite of many."
  • Larry Russell
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Hit or miss but usually hits. If you don't know the original story and have only heard of Frankenstein, you really should read this classic. My only complaint is that it can be a bit lengthy in it's telling of the story."
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  • Jordan Hunter
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I always ignored most Frankenstein media because it just didn't interest me. That was until I found the original Frankenstein novel. I was really impressed by the book and was intrigued by the creation."
  • Anika Rathore
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "As classics go this book is one of the big ones. With dozens of movies, tv episodes, other books, and other works of art and fiction based off of the original idea the contents of the book have become a huge and ingrained part of our culture. Not only that, but it was written by a woman in a time when female authors were few, and predicted technology well ahead of its time."
    Sandra Jensen
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Love the price on this, especially for a classic from a very good author, Mary Shelley. This book is original and one of the best horror stories out there . If you like horror. It's similar to Stephen King's style , which I love . So good , many movie versions are out there to watch also. "
  • Micaela Ordoñez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The original Frankenstein is a good book. Modern Hollywood has ruined the reputation of the character. The novel version has much more depth."

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