The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells audiobook

The Island of Doctor Moreau

By H. G. Wells
Read by Jonathan Keeble

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The shipwrecked Edward Prendick is rescued by the passing ship Ipecacuanha, which is carrying a cargo of animals. On board he comes across Montgomery, who appears to have a grotesque servant named M’ling. They are put ashore onto an island that is owned by Dr. Moreau, formerly an eminent physiologist, who is known for his infamous experiments in vivisection. Through his encounters with creatures that appear part human and part beast, Prendick quickly realizes that Dr. Moreau is continuing his macabre experiments to create men out of the animals, both physiologically and psychologically, and fears that he will be Moreau’s next subject. After one of the creatures escapes, Moreau and Montgomery are killed and Prendick is left alone to survive on the island with the “beast folk.”

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Summary

Summary

The shipwrecked Edward Prendick is rescued by the passing ship Ipecacuanha, which is carrying a cargo of animals. On board he comes across Montgomery, who appears to have a grotesque servant named M’ling. They are put ashore onto an island that is owned by Dr. Moreau, formerly an eminent physiologist, who is known for his infamous experiments in vivisection.

Through his encounters with creatures that appear part human and part beast, Prendick quickly realizes that Dr. Moreau is continuing his macabre experiments to create men out of the animals, both physiologically and psychologically, and fears that he will be Moreau’s next subject.

After one of the creatures escapes, Moreau and Montgomery are killed and Prendick is left alone to survive on the island with the “beast folk.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Island of Dr. Moreau takes us into an abyss of human nature. This book is a superb piece of storytelling.” V. S. Pritchett, author of Midnight Oil

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Author Bio: H. G. Wells

Author Bio: H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English