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Cori Samuel

3 Hours 58 Minutes


January 2011


Audio Book Summary

The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father's incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley's own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death.

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  • Adela Cochrun

    Extremely boring, I waited for something to happen and nothing.

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  • Anonymous

    im only a hour in and i am jjust listening to the narrators voice

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  • jarmin w

    This is just boring. Just try to listen; don\'t.

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  • Judydogdoc

    This story was meant to be a cautionary tale, I think. Her poet friend at the end gives such sage advice about why we should never give up, despite hardships and adversity. Every life is precious and has a purpose- the story was meant to describe a person’s difficult life and circumstances and remind us that suicide is not the answer. Definitely not a book for entertainment as much as reflection on the nature of life, death and response to life’s tragedies. The narrator did a fantastic job - love her voice!

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  • John N.

    good to hear from women voices. too short of a book read

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  • Anonymous

    I don't know if anything was expurgated from this book, but it's certainly not very erotic. It only hints at the idea of an "incestuous relationship"--nothing ever happens. In fact the father can't stand his own thoughts.... Most of the book, narrated by Mathilda, is spent on moaning about her situations, whatever they may be, and she goes on and on and on and on...

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  • Florentina G.

    I enjoyed the book. It is dark and reflective and gives new perspectives on how people feel when they want to commit suicide.... the narrator did a great job!

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  • Jaciacarlile

    I really had fun with the flowery language and the narrator; however, it was ultimately boring in plot haha.

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  • Anonymous

    I found this story a bit boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Although this book is not exciting, it is very interesting. It is a look into a depression of a troubled youth. I don't think it was meant for everyone's enjoyment.

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