Yes. I was afraid I wouldn't nearly as much as I did the first time I read it (long long ago:) and it was!
The dramatization of the book really gave it new life and I hope to hear more in the future.
I don't usually like fiction, but this is great! Very different from the movie too. Mina was lame in the movie, she's great in the book
The narrators really do a great job!
It's pretty dark, not scary, but eerie. It's really good. Definitely worth the 20 hours.
Entertaining, surprisingly funny
I liked that it was an original, not a romanticized version of vampires but a more 'realistic' one of how people would more likely react to discovering a vampire.
I though the performances were a little cheesy at first, but I got used to them and it gave the story some humor. I was surprised to find that there was a lot of humor in the story, so the voices ended up working.
It was fun to listen to...I couldn't wait to get into the car to hear more, and I even started listening to it as I got ready for work...and even when grocery shopping a few times!
There were no surprises in the story as I have read it many times. That said, it was a fabulous listen because it was so well performed. The narrators made the story fresh and kept me listening almost as though I didn't know what was going to happen. Well done Audible.
I really enjoyed this book. It was my second audio book and first experience with whisper sync kindle reading. The coordination between the two media was seemless, and it was great to go from reading to listening in the car or shower.
Based purely on the plot and my interest in vampire stories, I would have given this book 5 stars... but it suffers from the problem that I have with many classics... of lapsing into droning wordiness that doesn't really further the story. As it is, this story was pretty tight and well paced. I found any time Van Helsing was talking either directly or related by other characters, the story pacing slowed tremendously while he waxed on.
No. Could not get passes the first 30 mn. Something about the narator annoyed me.
Did not finish the book
The book had a story line which was the dracula story. Then the book totally changed, and was a lot of different letters with stories which weren't connected. It all got confusing so i dropped the book after 5 letters or so.
I started reading Dracula but couldn't get into it. I've often listened to books but I was determined to read this so I listened and read it at the same time. It was brilliant. I became engrossed in the story and had to restrain myself from staying up all night to finish it. I loved how there was a different narrator for each character's journal and enjoyed each actor's interpretation of how other characters sounded. The only narrator I didn't like was the girl who read Lucy Westenra's journal - I found her style of reading very irritating, however i gave the performance five stars because everyone else was fantastic.
I think I'll approach several other classics this way, by reading and listening - it was great.
Yes I think it is better because the changing of voices helps keep my attention and gives a additional sense of being there lets your imagination run free
The way they all pulled together
Von Healing and Nina
The professor always seems to be thinking one step ahead of everyone ells
This being one of my father's favorite books, I listened to it for his sake more than anything, not having very high expectations for the book itself, given that I don't really like any of the movies. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It starts out with a decent dose of suspense and is full of sensationalistic and lurid detail. The narrators handle the epistolary style very well, though I am not sure if I would have had the patience to read the full book with all of its repetitive detail on my own. Things start getting tedious after a while and the narrative gets bogged down with Victorian social conventions that don't advance the plot so much as stall it. Their vampire-prevention techniques seem a little clumsy but I must be charitable since they were, after all, in unchartered waters and all vampire-hunters since them have had the benefit of their experience. All and all, I'm glad I listened to it.