This Dark Endeavor

This Dark Endeavor

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Audiobook CD - 2011
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When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva in the eighteenth century, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein embarks on a dangerous and uncertain quest to create the forbidden Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2011], ℗2011
ISBN: 9781455802906
Branch Call Number: FICTION Opp
Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 7 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Recommended for listeners ages 12 and up
Additional Contributors: Daniels, Luke


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Aug 20, 2014

Though I didn't realize that this was, essentially, YA fiction going in, I kept on just the same even when I found out as the writing was mesmerizing, and some of the more gothically horrible scenes truly made me squirm in place. The narrator did a great job interpreting the mercurial young Victor Frankenstein and his paragon twin, as well as the stern Frankenstein Sr. and dubious alchemist Polidori, giving each a distinct voice and personality. I highly recommend it.

SparklyThings Mar 14, 2013

Love this book

any one who liked it should read the 2 book such wicked intent

samdog123 Mar 25, 2012

Always enjoy Kenneth Oppel's writing. This was a big surprise and quite different in tone than anything else he's written. The early life of Viktor Frankenstein is explored. One of a pair of twins, Viktor stuggles with jealously and love for his older twin. When Conrad becomes ill, Viktor discovers a secret alchemical library and the recipe for the elixir of life. He, Elizabeth and Henry work with the magician Pollidori to obtain the ingredients to cure his brother. I'm hoping for a sequel, it was that good.


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