Dracula is a story I have always enjoyed. I have to admit that I really liked hearing it better than reading it.
There are certain lines in the book that I just adore and quote often. I am ok with being a horror geek.
Easy! I would take the Count himself. He wouldn't eat anything, we would just talk. He would make an interesting cheap date. I look my best by candlelight.
I recommend this narration to anyone who would like to see the story come to life. I loved it. It wasn't campy and it was by no means boring!
Loved it. Great story and performances. I would highly recommended this. It was great to experience the whole story.
This book is boring. The writing is bad, I would say excruciatingly bad. I do not think it is simply because it is an old book. The Count of Monte Cristo was written about the same time, I believe. That book doesn't have a dull moment. Don Quixote was published in 1605, and it reads like a gem even in translation. The writing in this book is bad, the characters flat and the descriptions overly detailed. The format (diary entries) just does not work with every moment of every single day recorded in perfect detail.
A not about the narration - while I liked the other voices, Lucy was always speaking in a sort of whisper, like a girl too good to be true. It does get very annoying very quickly.
Ok so Dracula is a classic book but its a classic book in the sense that Emma and Sense and Sensibility are classic books. If you are into that type of long winded conversation and old school manners then this will be perfect. A very strong start and end but lags a lot in the middle. That said it was a book ahead of its time and I did very much enjoy many parts of it.