REALLY ENJOYED IT!!!
Multiple narrators kept the story moving and did not seem stagnant
Had attempted to read this book years ago, several times, but was never able to get to far into it because it is written as a series of letters and journal entries. Listening to the narration from several different narrators brought the book to life and I even felt my heart rate increase in several places. This was my first foray into audible books and i am hooked...
My second or third time experiencing this fun novel, but my first time with an audiobook version. I was excited about this cast but disappointed in their very different approaches -- vastly different (or no) accents for Van Helsing, Dracula, Holmwood (especially when he becomes Lord). Difficult to tell which narrator was which, but I believe it was Alan Cumming who did absolutely no accent for Van Helsing, which rendered Stoker's broken, second-language dialect absurd.
This would have to be one of the best audiobooks I've heard. The cast is great, the production superb. It was a treat to hear the 'real' Dracula story read so well, as up until now I'd only seen the sometimes rather dodgy film adaptations.
The book itself is in some ways a victim of the age it was written in, with the characters sometimes a bit one-dimensional, and the portrayal of the female characters being rather cringe-worthy by today's standards. This is to be expected for a book of the time, though, and doesn't detract from the enjoyment. The ominous, brooding atmosphere of the book comes through from the start, and remains to the end.
All in all, very much worth the credit and the listening time.
This book rambles on and on and on - never seeming to get anywhere. I kept reading hoping to get to a consistent focus, but finally I gave up and put the book down - permanently.
Perhaps - content was the issue not narration.
I wasn't impressed by any of the characters.
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
The quality of the voice-acting was wonderful and the different voices for the different characters helped to immerse me into the story.
It's clear display of good and evil and the masterful suspense woven by Bram Stoker were highlights. I was nearly always eager for the next "chapter."
I would not rename it.
I loved the voice inflections. My wife read the book first, then listened in with me while riding in the car. She said the story is much easier and quicker to listen to than to read due to the way in which authors wrote that long ago.
If you haven't ever listened to Dracula - treat yourself to this. I enjoyed it a great deal.
I really enjoyed this audio version of Bram Stoker's Dracula! The all-star cast makes the characters come alive, giving it the feel similar to a dramatization. It's worth listening to again. Cumming and Curry are excellent as are the rest of the narrators. A must listen for fans of the classic novel as well as those who may not be as familliar with the story. I highly recommend it.
I have never read the book but it's amazing how good the audio version is. I couldn't stop listening! There is so much detail that the listener can visualize the events, actions, and locations.
I liked the Professor. But I was very skeptical of him for most of the book. Some of his passion was a little questionable at first. He was, however, great at deducing conclusions and solving problems.
The narrators brought the book and the characters to life. They did an amazing job.
I liked listening to more than one narrator and Allen Cummings did an outstanding job.
When the 'insane' patient fell off the balcony to his death. I would have liked to have heard more about him.
Bram Stoker's imagination is truly amazing.
What an incredible performance! Alan Cumming and Tim Curry! Not to mention Katy Kellgren. Just incredible.
Also, I have always loved the story. Never could understand why Hollywood has never tried to get it right. There's a lot of tension there. Could it be because "darling Miss Mina" is too strong a female character?
This performance is incredible the way it just grabs you and doesn't let go. Thank you Audible!
The all-star cast of readers. I LOVED listening to Alan Cumming (I adore him) and Tim Curry reading this classic.
Very enjoyable. Highly recommend!