I loved every moment of this story, and it is definitely worth the read. As Descriptive as the Count of Monte Cristo, with fewer dry spells.
The only thing that gave me pause was the cast's inconsistency in Dr. Vanhelsing's accent. He is supposed to be Dutch, but at times their reading of him sounded more like the way they used to make Native Americans speak in old books and movies; with stilted, flat tone and ommitance of small words like "the". At other times, it just sounded as though they were speaking in an english accent with cotton in their mouths. As important as the good Doctor is to the story, the effect was somewhat jarring.
Otherwise, very well done.
Pretty much perfect, actually. Possibly the best adaptation of the book apart from the film Nosferatu. NOS4A2 would make a great follow up on the playlist.
I love audiobooks so hard!
Oh the cast did a magnificent job.
It was great, but it's got a rather abrupt ending.
Unlike the last several audio books I've listened to, this book is wonderful. Great performances, although Tim Curry isn't a major reader as is supposed. The story is a pleasure, not the movie garbage, with the focus being NOT on the romance. I'm frankly a bit sick of everything always being about romance. Anyway, this performance is a breath of fresh air, even though it's old. It's well done and a treasure in any audio book collection.
History, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Vivid creepy scenes and situations. This is a very good tale that blows away any modern vampire attempts at this classic.
Narration was good, some was great, and overall a worthy performance.
Dracula, wow. He, much more scary and evil than I had previously thought.
Every part of this reading was amazing. Not very dramatized, which I love, but the voice of Lucy Westinra was awful. I kept finding myself wishing her character would die. But everyone else, A+. I forgot how amazing an artist Bram Stoker was.
I'm not a fan of audiobooks, I love to read, having said that, I have six altogether. Dracula was the best multi personality audiobook that I've listened to.
It's hard to pick one character, they all were fantastic. I have to say I didn't care for Renfield he was just creepy.
The different characters were given personalities that were very relatable.
I will admit, I did have tears at the end.
This was a wonderful listening experience.
Wonderful performance of Dracula as it was meant to be heard. So many have tried to adapt it but none will ever quite be what Bram Stoker first wrote. Super entertaining. Alan Cummings was brilliant. His voice was perfect.
The narrators brought the characters to life. The old doctor who understood the meaning of everything was a great character.
All of it. Vampires are popular in our books and this is where it all began.
Yes. All were very good.
All of them except the Count.
Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
Great performances by all concerned. Alan Cumming is always fabulous of course, but I particularly liked Tim Curry's VanHelsing. I forgot, however, that very few of the 'documents' are directly from VanHelsing, so Curry has few parts. Otherwise it was great.