Dan Stevens, the fellow that broke the heart of Downton Abbey, is narrating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for an Audible recording. There could have been a totally fantastical cross-promotion of this product on PBS; like if Matthew read it aloud to Lady Mary by the fire while everyone else ran about making a small disaster in the kitchen, or dealing with a horse in the rain, or being confused about a telegram — or something.
But alas! It would be a particularly spooky plotline if it were attempted now.
Anyway, Stevens seems to be doing a totally fine job and enunciating clearly. He even seems to get all of the themes. Stevens even ponders:
Can we be human on our own or do we need companionship?
Too soon, good sir, too soon.