I love Alan Cummings presence and diction on this rendition of Bram Stoker's Dracula, his voice and characterization is perfect for the time period and easily captivates you though-out the novel. I would have liked to hear more from Tim Curry, as his passages were very limited. I am a big fan of his acting and his name tied to this audible book was a contributing factor in my decision to purchase it, but his contributions although wonderful, were minimal. The story cannot be denied as a classic in literature, drags a bit at times but to be expected from the time in-which it was written, but the only reason these passages seem to drag is because of the thrill and excitement associated with the first 5 or so chapters. Hope you enjoy and decide to pick this for your next audible purchase.
If you have never read the book and think the movies have told the story-please listen to this! The original is very scary and mysterious. You can not understand the vampire mythos without it. Monster-demon!-not lover. Not romantic is the nosferatu, it is a hellish thing! The romance and the love exists only in the good people it would destroy.
Couldn't stop listening & will probably listen to it again. At some point! It was awesome a classic?
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I highly recommend Dracula if you have not read or listened to it. The voice acting could have been better as Dr Van Helsing's accent was frequently butchered, and Lucy's voice was annoyingly "sweet". Nothing about the story I didn't like though. This was my third time through it, and I loved every but.
This production surpassed my expectations. I was amused by Van Helsing's speech throughout--awkward grammar, but somehow endearing. The characters were well drawn and I easily found myself transported back to the mid 19th century.
It was wonderful to experience how Bram Stoker influenced our image of vampires and the legends. I enjoyed the method of story telling through the letters and journals.