The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn’t invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public’s imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace.
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I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
I suppose the narrator was acceptable, but I found him boring to listen to. I switched to the multi cast version and loved that one.
A few gaffs in the performance, such as changes to character voices during the reading.
At twelve and a half hours. Damron maintained an engaging narrative without lulls or periods of simply droning on.
"If 'tis a sin, I don't give a Fiddler's fart!" -Frank McCourt.
Dracular is one of my favorite classics. I enjoy the story, but this version is not for me.
Overall the story was okay (as far as I could bare)
Everything was going great, I was enjoying the story and the different characters, until I heard the VAN HELSING character. It was so irretating ( So LOUD and ANNOYING!!!). Eventually I eneded up with a headache and couldn't bare it anymore. He ruin the whole story with his damn never ending monologues. Ugh!
Also, this man's voice imitating a woman's voice sounds like a tranny. NO!
Not at all.
Save yourself a headache.
We all know the story, Bram Stokers classic, this audiobook is advertised as (dramatized) in brackets. This appears to mean somebody has bought a dozen or so sound effects from Ebay, wolf howling, dog barking, door creaking etc which they use at the beginning of the audiobook, then they got bored or forgot to push the buttons. It's a great story, but for me the voice of Van Helsing was very annoying, I understood he was a Dutch doctor, but he sounds like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets on acid, and makes just about as much sense, but see what you think.
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