If you love audio books and a good story, you'll want to check this production out. Beautifully put together--the story of Dracula holds up amazingly well for its age. The first half if an absolute masterpiece of popular fiction, and genuinely scary. The second half feels a bit more Victorian (lots of needles blushing and fawning over protecting fragile women from the world) but you get more Tim Curry so it all balances out.
I love this book, and getting to experience it again was an absolute treat. Thank you for this! P.s. The music was awesome.
Everything about this is perfect. This has become one of my favorite novels! The writing is incredible not to mention the voice acting on it! If you're into horror, you will love this. If you're not into horror, you will absolutely appreciate this incredible narrative and how darn interesting the huge story is! I had no idea how interesting the original story was. It has such a neat history and lore to it. This book has suspense, mystery, fantasy, love, horror, narrative, and some other things. What an adventure it is!
I just finished the book, and I want to listen to the whole thing again it was so good. It has tradgedy, and the ending does not disappoint. The relationships of the characters in this book are absolutely outstanding. Bram Stoker is a literary genius.
Would rather read under a tree on a summer day, than work.
What can I say about a classic that has been reviewed thousands of times since its inception. All I can say is this story is so much better than all of the versions of Dracula movies ever made. You learn the movies leave out so much more. I found Dracula is a great read/listen that I will listen too many times in the future.
I would, and have. The shared narration is masterful and completely immersive. I've seen Alan Cumming perform on Broadway, and he is absolutely captivating in this treatment even without watching him prowl the stage. Dim the lights and pray for rain to accompany you on your journey.
Dracula has been on my annual re-read list since I can remember. To read Dracula is to be transported back in time, where formality is a given in even the smallest bit of dialogue. The use of diaries and letters is incredibly effective for understanding the creeping horror that has befallen the authors of those documents. Fantastic all around.
Dracula himself, a sad and lonesome creature who nevertheless exploits those around him for his own ends. The description of his nails still brings chills, and I've read this book probably 50 times.
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I have wanted read this book for a while but when I saw it on Audible I decided to listen instead. The story and narration were great and I really enjoyed listening to it during my commute. Dracula is written from several different character's points of view based on their journal entries. I love how the classics can uniquely tell a story and how they use the English language. So different from many books written today that are all similar and laden with clichés, swearing and kindergarten level writing.
I'd never read this (although I've seen remakes), so I was surprised how well it holds up. The story is very slow, but it's an old book, so pacing was different then.
I loved all the narrators except the woman who did Lucy. Her inflection and pitch was grating. Everyone else was amazing, especially Alan Cumming and the woman who did Meena. This is the best narration of an audiobook I've heard, hands far.
Really impressed by the narration.
An excellent book performed by highly talented people. Several times I felt the anxiety of the characters. The language of the book seemed to me poetic and of a by gone era. Simply wonderful.
it was great to find out where the vampire genre started, though it was a bit if a let-down as the story drew to an end. Just because it's a classic doesn't necessarily mean a perfect story, and my expectations were a bit ambitious . It took a while to get used to the dated English but other than that, a great experience.