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The Journals of Jacob and Hyde (Jehovah and Hades #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Jake was just a normal kid who enjoyed hearing his mother's bedtime stories. The stories became shockingly real when he discovered that he was a descendant of Dr. Jekyll and that he had his own Mr. Hyde living inside him. Driven by a desire to do good, he attempts to hunt down and kill the remaining Hyde monsters. Can he finish off the onslaught of Hyde monsters and keep ...more
Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Published (first published May 30th 2012)
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Christoph Fischer
May 20, 2013 Christoph Fischer rated it it was amazing
"The Journals of Jacob and Hyde" by Randall Morris is an intense and gripping read. Spoken directly at the reader at times it does draw attention right away, particularly with the opening statement "I am schizophrenic," then taking it back and modifying the statement several times. This style intelligently plays with the reader and forces us to 'listen' carefully and follow the plot. I don't often like this kind of involvement of the reader and prefer to be lulled into a story but in this book ...more
Sharon Delarose
Mar 03, 2013 Sharon Delarose rated it it was amazing
The first two sentences grabbed me right in, and did not let go. A definite page turner, this one. Suspense, drama, and humor combined with truths that live within us all, raced toward a real-world ending that is surprisingly possible and should make every human on earth stop and think.

Though it was a wee bit graphic for me in a couple of places, the story was artfully told. I loved the interplay between Jacob and Hyde, and the humorous intrusions of Hyde into ordinary moments. I grinned a lot a
Claire Taylor
Aug 16, 2013 Claire Taylor rated it it was amazing
Randall Morris
The Journals of Jacob and Hyde

From the very first sentence of the introduction this book will grab you, and you’ll be questioning the sanity of the author. Once you get past the introduction, the story takes off with its unique continuation of Jekyl and Hyde. I love different, and this book fits right in with that. This story is fast paced, and has a few interesting twists to keep you turning page after page.

Mar 03, 2014 Claire rated it really liked it
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I wasn't sure about it at first, as I had read another interpretation of Jekyll and Hyde earlier in the year and was sorely disappointed.

One of the main things I liked about this book was a distinct lack of angst. Jacob's life isn't easy. Given that he spends all his time figuring out a way of coping with a giant rage monster that lives inside him, that's pretty much a given. But Morris (the author) doesn't get bogged down in a constant litany of "woe is
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Sep 10, 2013 A Book Vacation rated it liked it
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This is a fast paced, short read focusing on the descendants of the original Jekyll and Hyde. Jacob, the hero of this story, first learns of his ability to change between his two sides as a young boy when his mother begins to tell him the story of Jekyll and Hyde. However, his mother doesn’t stop with the final page of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novella, but rather continues the stories and lineage, explaining to Jacob that the stories are, indee
Jess Mountifield
This isn't a particularly long book, more of a novella length wise but its as long as the first installment needs to be. I like a lot of the old classics so was eager to read this more modern sort of take on the Jekyll and Hyde sort of dilemma.

The story follows a decendent of Dr Jekyll and does a really good job of being fast paced and full of action while still giving just enough back story to create the right sort of atmosphere and allow those who hadn't waded through the classic to get the gi
Sam Sheerin
Aug 28, 2013 Sam Sheerin rated it it was amazing
We know the story of Jekyll and Hyde, but the Journals of Jacob and Hyde has a great twist on the original story. Jacob is the narrator of the story and tells us about his life growing up with the Hyde gene and how he learnt to deal with the angry of Hyde and how they live together, Jacob likes to call himself a schizophrenic, but is that really the case, we could all say we have a little of Hyde in us when we get angry.
This is an amazing modern day take that doesn't follow the original story l
Jada Ryker
Oct 12, 2013 Jada Ryker rated it it was amazing
Great Plot Twists!

The book was interesting. Many scenes were written in a compelling way, including one in which Jacob's mother is enraged by his father's actions. Don't want to give it away, but when you read it, you'll get chills down your spine, even if it's 100 degrees outside!

The viewpoint of Jacob is similar to that of an unwitting bystander. Bad things happen, there's evidence of violence, and yet Jacob is the outsider, looking in, following clues to solve a mystery at which he's the cent
Wendy Steele
Sep 07, 2013 Wendy Steele rated it really liked it

Written in the first person this book draws the reader in from the very first page as Jacob Stevenson attempts to explain his condition and recall his first experience of 'Hyde'.
Well written, well researched, it's a compelling read, offering the reader the opportunity to hear both sides of the Jekyll and Hyde story.
I enjoyed it all...except the last chapter, told by Hyde, which I felt was unnecessary as it only serves to explain to the reader all that has gone before but, as the story is so we
Aug 16, 2013 Janie rated it it was amazing
What a unique story.

Told from the writer's perspective was a fantastic way of getting the readers attention.
I really enjoyed reading this and following Jacob as he tries to control"Hyde" throughout his life.
Not alway's an easy task especially when he feels anger.
I really did enjoy this story and thought it was a fantastic way of bringing an old story into modern times in a realistic way without stepping on the original books toes!!!
Would love to read more about his son's lives though and how th
Aug 03, 2013 Daniel rated it it was amazing
The story is well written for being less than 80 pages, makes you turn the pages and keeps your interest going all the time. You get drawn in the person of the main character with the direct way he talks to you, and find his point of view on the things happening. Was nice to have a bit of love story in between all the bad things happening.
A story worth reading on a cool summer day, with a nice drink and soft music in the background.
Looking forward to the next part of the stories!
Brian Bigelow
Aug 08, 2013 Brian Bigelow rated it really liked it
I thought this was an excellent continuation of the old Jekyl and Hyde story. Jacob happens to be one of the descendants. While he's growing up he gets to learn about the monster that lives inside, that wants to take control.

The characters are well developed and story moves really well. It's actually a read that won't take a lot of time either.
Wanda Hartzenberg
Feb 23, 2013 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A solid plot line with nicely developed characters! This fresh spinn on an old classic is a new and fresh read! My only complaint is that I found Jacobs choice of names for his sons disturbing! This however is my personal peev and I am sure most people will not mind it at all and find it rather ammusing!
May 29, 2013 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Jake realizes at a young age his mother is fighting a certain condition. As he gets older he realizes he has it to. Do you believe in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? He does, he lives it. This is a great quick read. I really enjoyed the bonus chapter, it's true we all have both inside of us. WaAR
Jun 26, 2013 Bryan rated it really liked it
It was pretty good, I liked the concept but I may have liked it more as a novel rather than a novella. Or maybe more build up to Jake discovering who he was. Still worthy of four stars. Better character development would make it five.
Alyssa Cassar
Sep 30, 2013 Alyssa Cassar rated it really liked it
Interesting, quick, and easy read. Grabs your attention with the first sentence and continues to do so until the last.
Robert Thomas
Jun 22, 2013 Robert Thomas rated it it was amazing
This is a great twist on a classic tale. Journals of Jacob and Hyde is a great read. Randall Morris gives us a very well-written story and takes the reader where he doesn't expect to go.
Julia Woltz
Mar 03, 2014 Julia Woltz rated it it was amazing
cute little take of Dr. jekyll and hyde
Randall Morris
May 10, 2016 Randall Morris added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The Journals of Jacob and Hyde is one of my earliest short stories. You can download a copy here: ( I would love to get some more reviews. Thanks everyone.

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Randall Morris has a bachelors degree in history from BYU and enjoys writing history articles, travel / photo books, and action / adventure fiction. He spent two years in the Philippines as a missionary and speaks fluent Tagalog. He has worked in the IT field for over seven years. His works are currently available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audio books. Morris has been a self-published author ...more
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