Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a thriller of such hypnotic intensity that it has captured millions of readers around the world and inspired its own literature and mythology of the supernatural.
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The sound quality is so bad, it hurts my ears when played on a earphones. Suggest you, like me, find another edition.
I wouldn't presume to comment on the quality of a classic of Dracula's stature; anything I could conceivably say would offend someone & in this case that someone would probably be an academic who has built a whole career on the opposite notion! In this I'll confine myself to the reading. I feel that this is a big deal as there are at least 5 choices (when I last looked) and I picked this one after some thought. In this version Lucy is very annoying. In particular her pronunciation of the word 'very' is intensely grating. However, I'm mentioning this as a good thing! The characters have distinct voices that reflect their personalities and Lucy is an over-privilaged, somewhat snobbish, manipulator. Each of the characters is read with a distinct personality and this is all to rare in audiobooks generally. The nature of the book also means that Quincy is a complete cipher; absolutely delightful for all those literary conspiracy theorists!
All in all this is an excellent reading of a genuine classic. Try to regard the desire to smash the stereo that Lucy's 'Very, very's provokes as an indication of the power of the delivery; you'd probably feel the same way if you met her in real life :)
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