History, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Vivid creepy scenes and situations. This is a very good tale that blows away any modern vampire attempts at this classic.
Narration was good, some was great, and overall a worthy performance.
Dracula, wow. He, much more scary and evil than I had previously thought.
Every part of this reading was amazing. Not very dramatized, which I love, but the voice of Lucy Westinra was awful. I kept finding myself wishing her character would die. But everyone else, A+. I forgot how amazing an artist Bram Stoker was.
I'm not a fan of audiobooks, I love to read, having said that, I have six altogether. Dracula was the best multi personality audiobook that I've listened to.
It's hard to pick one character, they all were fantastic. I have to say I didn't care for Renfield he was just creepy.
The different characters were given personalities that were very relatable.
I will admit, I did have tears at the end.
This was a wonderful listening experience.
Wonderful performance of Dracula as it was meant to be heard. So many have tried to adapt it but none will ever quite be what Bram Stoker first wrote. Super entertaining. Alan Cummings was brilliant. His voice was perfect.
The narrators brought the characters to life. The old doctor who understood the meaning of everything was a great character.
All of it. Vampires are popular in our books and this is where it all began.
Yes. All were very good.
All of them except the Count.
Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
Great performances by all concerned. Alan Cumming is always fabulous of course, but I particularly liked Tim Curry's VanHelsing. I forgot, however, that very few of the 'documents' are directly from VanHelsing, so Curry has few parts. Otherwise it was great.
Just here to give it 5 stars across the board.
Who am I to critique Bram Stoker?
Narration was perfect!
This was my first experience with this book and I got it free through the whispersync program. Although I've seen movies with the Dracula character, I didn't know the plot of the story in advance. I have not read any vampire stories before, but I really enjoyed this one.
It read like a modern mystery thriller story, not like some of the adventure stories of the time like Jules Verne which (although I like them) seem so outdated stylistically. Such stories are all action, very abrupt and lacking any understanding of the characters. On the other end of the spectrum is some modern stories where half the book drags on just developing the characters, and then the actual plot will start after chapters and chapters of nothing happening which is so formulaic and dull.
This story is told from multiple perspectives and the suspense builds at the same time the characters are introduced and developed. The pacing is always on target. The opening chapters get you right into the main struggle without giving away what will happen next. Even though you know it's a vampire story, their is a point where the "mystery" is revealed around the midpoint and then the adventure portion of the story starts with the hunt for Dracula.
I really liked how each perspective was read by a different narrator, which made it easier to follow. It was also entertaining hearing how each narrator imitated the other character's accents when they had dialogue. Well performed overall, but I didn't like the guy that read Dr Seward. The voice actor for Dr Seward kind of over-dramatized the text and I did not enjoy the tone of his voice.