I have tried to read the Book many times but never made it thru. As an Audiobook, It was easy to finish and Easy to follow.
I didn’t know what to expect from this audio book, but I did expect more suspense and more horror. Perhaps I’ve been jaded by the graphic representations in films, but this book didn’t evoke any fear or dread at all.
Bram Stoker wrote this book as a series of excerpts from journals, letters, and other documents. This style helps create the illusion of fact behind the story, which is clever.
As this is the original vampire book (I think), I learned the “official rules” that apply. For example, a vampire will not make a reflection in a mirror nor cast a shadow. The book also introduced me to Van Helsing, the vampire hunter who is mentioned in later stories.
It was an interesting, but not a riveting, story.
The narrator is excellent, and easy to understand.
while this was a master piece 50 years ago, it lost it charm. For me it was Jane Austin meets Sookie Stackhouse, too little action with too much story.
A classic that comes life when read aloud. However, there are errors that the narrator needed to correct and this was not removed from the text. Carelessness on the part of the editors of the verbal text!