I decided to listen to the unabridged audio version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and narrated by Richard Armitage. I've been familiar with the term "Jekyll & Hyde" in reference to this novel and the application of using the phrase to describe a person's shift in personality from sweet to mean. But alas, I had never read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson until now.
I found the The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson to be a suspense novel... A thriller novel in fact. I also found The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde to be a tad on the slow side overall. I'm glad that I made the time to listen to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, but the best part of this novel for me was the narration by Richard Armitage.
Listening time for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is 3 hours, 7 minutes.
Below is the plot summary for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson from Audible:
Robert Louis Stevenson presents the suspenseful, eerie and captivating story of a ruthless scientist who sets out to liberate his inner demon from the firm clutches of his conscience.
Upon bearing witness to the extent of Mr Hyde's violent nature, Jekyll is horrified by his callous disregard for the welfare of others and greatly ashamed by the unstoppable nature of his ambition.
Eager to redeem himself, Jekyll sets out to capture and stop the bloodthirsty Mr Hyde, by any means necessary. However, in keeping with true gothic tradition, Dr Jekyll must now face a race against time as damning evidence is uncovered, and the investigating detectives and interested parties are brought right to his door.
Hailed by the Detective Club as 'one of the most amazing crime stories ever written', Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde was met with immediate critical approval, ensuring its success and popularity for years to come.
A highly accomplished Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson is also credited with stories of Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses and Kidnapped. Arguably, however, none have contributed to English literature quite like the unique tale of Dr Jekyll and his monster, Mr Hyde.
I am giving The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson a rating of 2 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!
P. S. My hubby and I visited The Stevenson House in Monterey, California is April 2013!! The Stevenson House is where Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson lived in Monterey, California for three and a half months during 1879. A fantastic find!! Click on above link to read my post about our visit.