Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Narrator: Karen Allen

Format: Audiobook

Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins

Genre: Classic, Horror

Date Read: March 19, 2020

3 stars
3 stars – I enjoyed it

This audiobook includes:

  • A historical introduction
  • An overview of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • A study of the themes present in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • A list of the best famous quotes from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

I suggest skipping these until you listen to the story. Then going back to these if you are interested in them. I learned from a past audiobook that these introductions and overviews could give away some of what happens in the story. 

Dr. Jekyll is a brilliant man who is trying to understand the human psyche and used himself for his experiments. Unfortunately, things do not go well and he has unleashed his evil side, Mr. Hyde. 

”It came about that Edward Hyde was so much smaller, slighter, and younger than Henry Jekyll. Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other. Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay. And yet when I looked upon that ugly idol in the glass, I was conscious of no repugnance rather of a leap of welcome. This too, was myself.”

It has been years since I read this book so I was excited to get the audiobook and see if it was as good as I remembered. It was. I enjoyed this horror story (more than my last horror classic) and will most likely listen to it again in the future. 

If you are looking for a horror, or a classic to read/listen to I suggest picking up this one. 

*Audiobook provided for free for an honest review by Audiobook Boom.*


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