Another classic tale is now available as a downloadable audiobook; hot seller Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells a tale that’s become so recognizable that even those who haven’t read the story know what happens. But knowing isn’t the same as experiencing, and this dramatized audiobook as performed by the Colonial Radio Theatre is the perfect way to participate in this chilling story about the good and evil that exists within each ordinary man and woman. That is, after all, the very nature of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – two sides of the same coin, with all inhibitions eliminated, and as a result, any hope of controlling the evil residing within oneself disappears.
The joy of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is not necessarily the story; it can’t be when the secrets and plot twists are almost universally known. The true joy comes in the exploration of the characters, and any performance needs to highlight this to be successful.
Fortunately, Colonial Radio Theatre has created a brilliant recording for listeners; staying true to the classic book as penned by Robert Louis Stevenson, the tone and pacing creates the perfect atmosphere: dark and moody. The delivery given by the actors truly transports the listener to the claustrophobic streets of London; as an added bonus, music is used sparingly in this recording, which highlights the true talent of everyone involved with this audiobook as each actor works hard to tell the story without the aid of music.
In a world dominated by remakes and modern-day reboots, this little gem offers a taste of a classic tale untouched by the modern-day world; in fact, the strength of the tale in its original form is a fantastic testimonial to just how universal the themes of humanity, good and evil are, always have been, and always will be. Download this bestselling audiobook today and be prepared for a dive into the darkest corners of an ordinary man’s mind.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
The Colonial Radio Theatre is a radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, this team has collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Halloween Tree, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles) and William Luce (Barrymore).