I would try anything from Tolkien but not if it was from this narrator! The deep gasping for air in between sentences was so irritating I had to stop listening.
As stated above he would gasp for breath, there were many spots I thought it was a start of a gasping yawn it was so pronounced. The constant over dramatization of the story was rather confusing, I found that I had to really concentrate just to know what character was speaking.
Ummmmm. Already a movie.
I loved this story as a child, probably read the book 6 times. I would LOVE if someone would choose to just narrate the book! The only versions I have found are dramatized and they are just to loud, confusing and become irritating.
No. Although I liked book one enough to get book two and then wanted to finish off the story through book three, I found the style of descriptive writing to become tedious. Sarah Drew was ok but nothing fantastic. I also really disliked the amount of cussing that became so common in book three.
Didn't really love this series.
Not my favorite.
YES. The story had no completion!! I hated the ending. It became predictable and then just came to an end. What was the point to it all?
I liked the concept of the story line. The idea of Love being a disease was not one that has been overdone. And thank heaven there wasn't a triangle love story. I thought the characters could have been given more depth. I realize that it is from the mind of the main character but the other characters needed to be explored more. And the book of SSHHH, was just plain..... stupid.
This was my first introduction to this author.
I wanted to like her. I think she had a range that would have worked if there had been more emotion to characters like Alex, he felt one dementional and the Sister's voice about made me crawl out of my skin, although I realize that was part of the story line.
The author has an almost poetic and very descriptive way that she writes. Sometimes it made the story become tiresome to listen to. Others that have reviewed the book loved this, sometimes I just felt "Get to the point already!" I liked the Divergent and Hunger games series much more. But that being said, I did purchase book 2, I am into it enough to want to find out where the story line takes the Characters.
There are few stories ever written with more impact than this wonderful story! This is an abridged version but the details left out do not distract from the performance. The narrator brought the characters to life with just the perfect amount of emotion and dramatization.
No comparison. A classic story done well.
He does the change in voices well and gives each character a wonderful personality through his voice interpretations.
I did listen to it in one sitting as it is rather short. I actually listened to it twice.
I will be playing this version for many years to come. I promise you will enjoy a beautiful Christmas classic. Purchase it rather than use a credit though, as it was only a couple of dollars opposed to a credit that could be used to purchase a more expensive book.
No. It was very difficult to listen to. I really wanted to like this but found way to little Dracula in Dracula!! The best chapters are the first ones of Jonathan while in the castle. After that Dracula becomes the focus only as a hidden character. The story is tedious, repetitive, and extremely wordy!! It could have been half as long and been much better. The characters were unsympathetic after a while as well. The ending was beyond anticlimactic, all of that and this was the ending!?
I will consider the tIme frame it was written. The authors in this era needed serious editing, they are often way to wordy. I loved Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter but wouldn't even consider this in the same genre!
I enjoyed the Jonathon narrator. I was shocked to NOT like Tim Curry. In the beginning the accent was to strong but towards the end he lost the accent and began to smack his tongue! The actress that narrated Lucy was terrible!!!!!! Mina was not bad but her accent of Van Helsing was Russian..
NO!! We chose this as the book we listened to on a car trip. We usually love this part of our trips but this book was more of an experience of just finish it and see if it gets better.
As a classic book this was a serious disappointment! There was so little tension and actual suspense that my 13 & 15 year old sons were very disappointed.
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