The Island of Dr. Moreau

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C7061
Released: Sep 25, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428159358
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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Written by H.G. Wells, the great visionary author, this legendary novel is both timeless and thought provoking. Listeners will thrill to this chilling masterpiece as man boldly takes evolution into his own hands for the first time. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel experiments, continues his transplantations on a small South Pacific island, creating hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. When the island' s human/beasts revolt, the true consequences of his genetic meddling emerge. This stunning novel introduces listeners to the potential perils and gains of scientific discovery. H.G. Wells, author of the science fiction novels The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau, remains the standard by which modern fantasy authors are judged.

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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Imprint: Classics Library

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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number C5525
Released: Feb 16, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449857684
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z2387
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449876401
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Gordon Griffin
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100104221
Released: Apr 19, 2016
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ISBN: #9781520004099
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00051327
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398569
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SteadyReader Homework Pack
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3B413
Released: Sep 20, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428161757
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SteadyReader Class Set
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3L413
Released: Aug 08, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428161764
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3C964
Released: Mar 20, 1996
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ISBN: #9781428161771
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Product Number 44504
Released: Oct 20, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419383236
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Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Product Number 13696
Released: Oct 28, 2008
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Publisher: Unknown Publisher
ISBN: #9780679602309
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): H.G. Wells
Genre: Classics
Product Number 12251
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Digireads.com
ISBN: #9781420925487

Professional reviews

"H.G. Wells's classic horror story centers around monster-making. As the tale begins, the nephew of Edward Prendick is reading from an account written by his uncle as a old man. While in the prime of life, the shipwrecked Prendick was saved from death by Dr. Moreau, an expatriate living on a deserted island who was attempting, by surgical experiments, to humanize animals. Through Prebble's narrative mastery the character of Prendick evolves with the events he describes. The opening chapter is performed in a dry, weary voice. As Prendick describes the animals' agony and the misshapen results of the "man-making," Prebble reads in a shadowy, intense tone, conveying events too horrible and unbelievable to describe. Prebble's reading makes the story more visual and visceral than the recently released silver-screen version. L.R.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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