The voice acting. Katy Kellgren as Mina is fantastic.
Van Helsing. He is intelligent and brave. He delivers a plausible mix of the occult and intellectual. Tim Curry does a fine job.
Yes. Tim Curry does a fine job here, but does not get much opportunity to shine.
Van Helsing. I am partial to the intellectual hero of the story.
It's a detective, horror, adventure story all rolled up into one. Very exciting.
The story was really suspensful. Yes I knew the plot but hearing it from the charactors perspective really made it quite heart pounding.
I recently listened to Heart of Darkness and again the narration took an old story , that I felt I knew, to a different place.
Yes, I would listen to it again. I like the fact that they took the time to try and sound like whoever was speaking, for instance, if Mina was writing, she would try to make Van Helsing sound just like him.
Yes - so entertaining especially compared to other "classics". This version never gets dull. I listened on Christmas day for 7 hours straight! Was completely enthralled.
I quite enjoyed the full cast of narrators. With one exception: Depending on who was recounting Van Hellsing's, he was made to sound German, Romanian or Russian. That was annoying. But other than that the narrators each gave their characters the appropriate intonation and emotion. It was lovely.
Not. The narrative was too verbose and annoyingly melodramatic.
No. Irritatingly slow and tiresome.
To listen to another book.
This audible production made me appreciate and admire even more the movie directors who make the movie Dracula so interesting in spite of Bram Stoker's boring narrative.
Dracula has always been on my list of books to read, the audible narration helped me blow through the book while being completely engaged.
Dracula was my first audible book and since most aren't free I probably will not be listening to anymore.
They all did a great job, really authentic Olde English 1800's
Mina, her voice was just plain sexy
Yes. The various characters read by different Actors was awesome
Bringing back a Classic with a modern reading
I wish they would do more of this style of reading. The Cast was wonderful.
Dark, suspenseful, scandalous
The manner of it's telling is diary entries, news clippings, and memo's.
VanHelsing and Mina are tied for awesome.
The story is incredibly interesting ... and the cast truly brought it to life (even for Count Dracula himself). I actually looked forward to my long commute so I could continue listening!
This is one of my favorite books. And this is the best audio recording I've ever come across. The many and varied emotions the characters feel come alive as you listen.
If you've never read Dracula, be warned; in this story the vampire really is evil! (no such thing as redeeming qualities here)
The writing can be melodramatic and florid at times but I don't mind because I came to love the characters, to identify with them, and take their quest as my own.
The way Bram Stoker tells the story, using diaries and letters, gives you the sense that this could be real. While the multiple narrators gives substance and life to the individual voices. Again I say: Awesome!