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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 1/20/15 4:57 pm
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After so many retellings of the same story, it is hard to really appreciate the plot as it was originally intended.

The acting and the production are far easier to applaud. Arthur Darvill give a great consistent performance presenting Frankenstein as more of a monster than most renditions of the tale. I did find his voice sounding a little too much like Paul McGann's 8, but perhaps the Byronesque Doctor should sound like a Shelley character. Geoffrey Beevers played a very disturbing father figure which did fit well.
I was a little concerned with Nicholas Brigg's monster voice which I felt was a little cliched in its deep pondering delivery.
Georgia Moffett played a rather bland emotionless character perfectly, so it is hard to comment on her performance. Sarah Oven played Justine a little too lower class which contrasted well with the character of Elizabeth but played jarringly against the rest of the household.
The other minor roles were played perfectly and a brilliant ambience was heard throughout the production.

It really is a great production, though not perfect.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 11/4/14 1:25 pm
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This is my first foray into the Big Finish classic drama range. What a complete bomb shell. This is a audio drama unsurpassed, a master peace of audio wizardry that paints the entire story almost without question into your very conscious. Without doubt it is a standalone drama that demands you sit down and listen from start to finish. I cannot recommend this enough, the quality from the acting is of the finest, the sound stage is without question, taking you into the mysterious and haunting landscape of Shelley's Gothic wonder.

Briggs is excellent, and Darvill is a class act, you can immediately under standard his psychotic narcissistic mind from the off, and it adds a dimension that I have never got from the book, of which I read some years ago. The comment of "you sir are the monster" is never more apt, in this re-telling of the tale, and that is thanks in no small part to the quality of the performances given. Everyone in this is fantastic and I can say I cannot find fault, the telling of the tale is easy on the ear, and passes with the heart rate going up at the most terror strewn moments, and it really paints the bleak horror of the whole sometimes claustrophobic peace.
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Reviewed By: Planet KlibignaitisReview Date: 9/1/10 1:54 pm
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An astonishing cast breathe life into this very accurate re-telling of Gaston Leroux's famous story.
Coupled with Tim Sutton's lush musical score, this really is wonderfully evocative stuff - in parts funny, sinister and tragic, one of the best audios released under the Big Finish banner.

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