I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.
I had never read this book, so I am glad that I was able to listen while doing chores. I would rank it in the middle of the classics.
I would have taken out some of the many details that did not add much to the story line. I lost interest in quite a few places.
Excellent professional narrators. Great job!!!
No, it was tedious for me in places and I needed a break.
I personally found the printed version of this book was much more enjoyable. The narrators did a fantastic job, but it was just not as easy to follow the cast of characters. The wording of Bram Stoker's novel is one of the things that make the book so good. He creates very creepy situations through his use of language. The audio version, while good, was more difficult to enjoy because it requires full attention to catch all the details.
I enjoyed this immensely. Fantastic production. Spoilers... Dracula has a mustache. You need to listen to this.
Dracula is of course a classic. each and every voice actor performs excellently. I was however disappointed to realize that, even though there is a full cast, the actors do not speak to one another. The characters speak for their own journals and they do their best to imitate accents of the other characters. Though, I still enjoyed this recording.
While Cummings and Curry get top billing, and do quite well, the full cast is deserving of credit for a great production of one of the supreme novels in the genre.
This is the first time I have read Dracula and it will not be the last. Audible and all the performers did an amazing job in bringing this book to life. A must read for all horror fans and for literary fans as well. Highly recommend.
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This performance is absolutely incredible! Alan Cumming is fantastic as well as Simon Vance and of course Tim Curry. I was excited to find it and will listen to it again every year near Halloween as a tradition. You may find it a little wordy and the writing sometimes tedious further into the story but for the time it was written it really is a wonderful book. Stick with it and you won't be disappointed. 0h for more productions like this!