Ratings
Book
100
Narrator
27
Release Date
January 2011
Duration
3 hours 58 minutes
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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Shirley B.

Such a sad story .Narrator was good!

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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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Marty Avary

This book did not hold my interest.... I found it too unbelievable.

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Cameron Mair

The last half of the novel is Mathilda feeling bad for herself, and it seems to me should could have found happiness and/or purpose if she were to only try. This side of romanticism I do not like; it's emotion is over-sentimental and self-pitying. "Oh! Woe is me and my sorrow!" Etc. There is hardly any development after the fathers death, besides the introduction of Woodville, but his part is limited. The first fifth of the novel was very enjoyable, as are the initial and final scenes with Mathilda's father. My least favorite of M. Shelley. Too much damn weeping, not enough doing or happening. Perfect narration.

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