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The Holmes-Dracula File: The New Dracula, Book 2 | [Fred Saberhagen]

The Holmes-Dracula File: The New Dracula, Book 2

World-famous “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes faces a terrible crisis: a ring of criminal masterminds has threatened to loose thousands of plague-infected rats into the streets of London. But the Black Death isn’t Holmes’ only problem. A lone killer haunts the city. His calling card is a trail of corpses, drained of blood to the last drop.The key to solving both crimes rests in the hands of a mysterious nobleman recently returned to London on a personal matter. His name is Dracula.
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World-famous “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes faces a terrible crisis: a ring of criminal masterminds has threatened to loose thousands of plague-infected rats into the streets of London. But the Black Death isn’t Holmes’ only problem. A lone killer haunts the city. His calling card is a trail of corpses, drained of blood to the last drop.The key to solving both crimes rests in the hands of a mysterious nobleman recently returned to London on a personal matter. His name is Dracula.

The Count is quickly entangled in a web of evil that even his immortal powers may not be enough to breach. Holmes and Dracula soon come to the peculiar realization that they may be each other’s only hope.

©1978 Fred Saberhagen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Melinda Spring Arbor, MI, United States 04-23-13
    Melinda Spring Arbor, MI, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Robin Bloodworth's narration is top notch!"

    I love this series, and am delighted to see we get to hear Robin's voice through all of them. I so wish it wasn't too late to send a fan letter to Fred Saberhagen. I loved these books when they were first out, and reading them all these years later is like meeting up with a dear old friend.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Pike NY 03-08-13
    Amanda Pike NY 03-08-13
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    What did you love best about The Holmes-Dracula File?

    My favorite aspect of this is when you get a chapter from Dracula's point of view and then Watson's point of view. The way they see the same exact situation so drastically different is amusing and surprisingly realistic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dracula, naturally. As vicious and predatory as he might be and though he lies often he becomes a likable narrator. Notice the man he supposedly just wanted to disarm. He threw the rock, supposedly it hit the man's wrist, broke the wrist, bounced off and then hit the middle of the man's forehead, creating an in-ward dent and killing him. Rocks don't bounce like that, Dracula! He's clearly lying and it's written cleverly for the reader to catch Dracula's lies, particularly when you realize how differently Watson sees things from Dracula. But Dracula, again, is oddly likable.


    What does Robin Bloodworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the way Robin Bloodworth provides the voices and the occasional acting delivery that turns the audio book into more of a radio drama than just a reading of a book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My favorite moment, though not exactly what I'd call moving, is the first confrontation with Sherlock Holmes when Sherlock uses Dracula's resting place to lure him to them.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book series. I noticed the series as it is listed on Audibles is missing the final book. Book ten which is A Coldness in The Blood. I hope they eventually remember it. I also noticed Audibles accidentally has two listings for this book series. The New Dracula and New Dracula and for some reason only book 4 onward is in "New Dracula" while all of them are listed in "The New Dracula." Well, all but A coldness in The Blood. I'm concerned about A Coldness in The Blood not being listed. I hope that one gets an audio book release too, also read by Robin Bloodworth.

    Anyone else notice how ironic it is that a book series told by Dracula is being read by a man named Bloodworth?


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 04-18-13
    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2009

    Me am Pop-Surrealist Tiki-Artist living and making Art on the active volcanic "Big Island" of Hawaii. Aloha.

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    "The ultimate Villain vs the best Detective ever!"
    Would you listen to The Holmes-Dracula File again? Why?

    Yes, and I have - I paint, and listen to great books while I work - and this is one of them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to say - Dracula turns out to be just as interesting and enjoyable as Sherlock Holmes!


    Have you listened to any of Robin Bloodworth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet -but he's amazing. His Dracula is hypnotic , his Holmes is cleaver & witty...excellent!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Ultimate Villain vs the Best Detective of all time! The winner saves, or enslaves, the world!


    Any additional comments?

    I have searched for a book like this. Found a few Holmes vs Dracula books, However, NONE are as good as this one! This is so far superior than any of the others... I'm so glad I found it.
    I now want to read the rest of the Dracula tales. If only now Fred Saberhagen would write Dracula vs Batman, what a tale that would be!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 02-03-14
    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 02-03-14 Listener Since 2007

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    "Saberhagen & Bloodworth finding their audio voice"

    The first person narrative, Dracula, is once again languid (less so than “Dracula Tape”) and “precise”, maybe suitably; perfect for many listeners. Saberhagen treads the fine line avoiding sentimentalizing Dracula but doesn’t make him unlikable.

    Robin Bloodworth achieves some contrast as Dracula as Watson and Watson as Holmes speaking.

    The first meeting of Holmes and Dracula is particularly well visualized.

    I’ve always been a fan of Fred Saberhagen’s writing and he fits well into the audio book genre.

    Eight hours was long enough for me; but I will proceed to the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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