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Dracula [Audible Edition] Audiobook

Dracula [Audible Edition]

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Audible Editor Reviews

Followers of the popular vampire literary and film interpretations of recent years might be blasé about another performance of the exquisitely written novel that started it all. But listening to this full-cast performance turns out to be remarkably suspenseful and chilling. The superlative cast lends this powerful production the diversity that is required by the structure of the novel, which includes journal entries and letters. Each actor employs various accents, infusing into the characters vibrant emphasis, urgency, and dread. The famed vampire Count Dracula leaves a swath of exsanguinated bodies in his wake as he attempts to relocate from Transylvania to England in 1897, stalked by the brave Van Helsing.

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013

Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013

Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013

Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

This production of Dracula is presented by what is possibly the best assemblage of narrating talent ever for one audiobook: Emmy Award nominees Alan Cumming and Tim Curry plus an all-star cast of Audie award-winners Simon Vance (The Millenium Trilogy), Katherine Kellgren (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Susan Duerden (The Tiger’s Wife), John Lee (Supergods) and customer favorites Graeme Malcolm (Skippy Dies), Steven Crossley (The Oxford Time Travel series), Simon Prebble (The Baroque Cycle), James Adams (Letters to a Young Contrarian), Nicola Barber (The Rose Garden), Victor Villar-Hauser (Fun Inc.), and Marc Vietor (1Q84). These stellar narrators have been cast as follows:

Alan Cumming as Dr. Seward
Simon Vance as Jonathan Harker
Katy Kellgren as Mina Murray/Harker
Susan Duerden as Lucy Westenra
Tim Curry as Van Helsing
Graeme Malcolm as Dailygraph correspondent
Steven Crossley as Zookeeper’s account and reporter
Simon Prebble as Varna
James Adams as Patrick Hennessey
Nicola Barber as Sister Agatha
Victor Villar-Hauser as Arthur Holmwood
Marc Vietor as Quincey Morris
John Lee as Introductory paragraph, various letters

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Listening to this full-cast performance turns out to be remarkably suspenseful and chilling…The superlative cast lends this powerful production the diversity that is required by the structure of the novel…Each actor employs various accents, infusing into the characters vibrant emphasis, urgency, and dread." (AudioFile)

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    Gadget 11-21-15
    Gadget 11-21-15

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    "Good take on a classic"

    This was free through whispersync for voice and I enjoyed listening to the very talented cast read the journal entries and diaries of the men and women who took on Dracula.

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    Chris Mower Utah, USA 11-18-15
    Chris Mower Utah, USA 11-18-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A delight from start to finish"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dracula [Audible Edition] to be better than the print version?

    This particular audio version is a masterpiece. The narrators brought life to each character in a way I've not experienced before. I switched between the print and narrated version and found myself listening to it more often than reading. It's simply brilliant.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Narrators were on the mark. I loved the language as well, the descriptions and words are an absolute delight in which to be lost. It was enjoyable to read and listen to the different charater's perspectives as the tale progressed. The way Van Helsing is portrayed by his friends is both charming and quirky. I loved it.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Doctor John Seward was my favorite to listen to, then Mina, then John Harker.


    If you could rename Dracula [Audible Edition], what would you call it?

    "How Mina got her Groove Back" or "The Lesser-Known Benefits of Holy Crackers"


    Any additional comments?

    Get it. Listen to it. Love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 11-18-15
    Chris 11-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent! "

    My only criticism is that I can't understand why a female narrator would try to deepen their voice when reading a male part. Thankfully I've never heard a male narrator try to make his voice sound feminine when reading a female part as it would be equally distracting. However it was still the best narration of an audio book I have ever heard. Truly excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cranky dad 11-17-15
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    "Stoker and I share a birthday..."

    I have read this book every year between Halloween and my birthday. It is one of my favorite books and I enjoyed this audible version very much.

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    nancy strachan 11-17-15
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    "Perfect"

    I listen to several books each month, and this is, by far, one of my very favorite ones ever. Pitch perfect. The story, the narration and the music brings the book to life. The best telling, including movies and the written word, of this wonderful tale.

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    Marcos 11-17-15
    Marcos 11-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enthralling performance!"

    The production was simply amazing! Every character was brought to life by a different voice. This was a great way to read a classic.

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    L. Martinez USA 11-15-15
    L. Martinez USA 11-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Fangtastic!"

    Love it ! Amazing performance and story. I couldn't stop listening. Highly recommend you read it.

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    michele Lancaster, OH, United States 11-14-15
    michele Lancaster, OH, United States 11-14-15 Member Since 2013

    I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.

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    "Must read classic."
    Where does Dracula [Audible Edition] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    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.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Excellent professional narrators. Great job!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was tedious for me in places and I needed a break.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler 11-13-15
    Tyler 11-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Better to read a physical copy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dracula [Audible Edition] to be better than the print version?

    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.


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    Clay Mckinney Dickson, TN United States 11-11-15
    Clay Mckinney Dickson, TN United States 11-11-15
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    "Wonderful"

    I enjoyed this immensely. Fantastic production. Spoilers... Dracula has a mustache. You need to listen to this.

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    5/15/16
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    "Kallgren lowers the rating"

    They need to stop using her for English women. It's uncomfortable to listen to and such a shame as I love this book and the rest of the cast do so well. I toyed with giving up, as I have done with previous books she's narrated, but Cumming and Curry are just so good. Really is a shame about Kallgren, I'm sure she's a great narrator when tackling accents closer to her own. But these are just so painfully forced.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • David S
    6/6/16
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    "Good, but some miscast voices and dull chapters"
    What did you like best about Dracula [Audible Edition]? What did you like least?

    The first half, full of the bizarre horrors of Dracula's castle and the slow build towards his journey to England, is great. Even after all these years, it's some really creepy and atmospheric text, which the cast do a very good job of conveying. Unfortunately, I thought that the second half could really drag on at times, with far too much time being spent on long, dull monologues about how lovely Mina is and how everyone loves her for being so lovely. The last couple of chapters seemed to be more concerned with train schedules and further discussion of Mina's loveliness, rather than building up to a satisfying climax.

    The cast all does a very good at voicing the various journals, diaries, telegrams, and newspapers that make up the book, however the voice actor for Jonathan Harker sounds far too old for the part. I got used to this and accepted it because he was a great narrator, yet it still felt like an odd bit of casting. Also, you see "Tim Curry as Van Helsing" and think about all the great speeches that Van Helsing has, right? Well, Tim Curry doesn't actually say any of them! I would guess that over half of Van Helsing's dialogue is written in Mina's diary, which means that Mina's actress is the one who has to speak them with a not-quite-the-same-accent-Tim-Curry-is-doing accent. I can't blame the casting for this and the actress is a good enough narrator that you just get used to it, but it's still very disappointing that Curry isn't really given anything interesting to work with.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The actress foorr. Luu-see. Has a strange-lee hypnotic waay. Of taalk-iing. I doe-n't knooww hooww. Best tooo. Des-cribe iit.

    To be fair, I think she's just overdoing the "sweet and delicate" voice early in the story, because she does sound much more natural later on and actually gives a very touching performance by the end. The rest of the cast are far more consistent and I have to give credit to the actress for Mina, because her many chapters include a lot of different characters and she does a great job of managing all of them (except for what I think was meant to be a Yorkshire accent that she tries to do for a character early on, which was absolutely terrible). Also, Alan Cumming deserves top billing for Dr Steward, as his chapters tended to be the highlights.


    Did Dracula [Audible Edition] inspire you to do anything?

    Talk like Lucy in public places and then get asked to leave by very concerned staff.


    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    7/7/14
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    "Classically wonderful"
    Would you listen to Dracula [Audible Edition] again? Why?

    Oh God Yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is beautifully true to the original. Their was a sense of the times delivered in the performances. The atmosphere was also deliciously conveyed in the audio background.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The nature of the book is too have many perspectives and each of the narrators/actors was wonderful in their delivery. It is also very refreshing and dynamic to have the different voices journey you through the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a classic that will be revisited several times in my life.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • nero5
    ELY, United Kingdom
    2/25/12
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    "Frankenstein Assemblage From Anaemic All-Star Cast"

    Very disappointed with this version of Dracula; I was looking to spend a credit wisely, but was regretting it within 30 mins. What could possibly go wrong? A stellar cast, the promised restitution of the horror and power missing in so many other productions, and all the 'campiness' and creepy music erased. For me, however, much of the narration seems decidedly lacklustre, rather careless even, lacking the much vaunted drive and tension in numerous sections: in short it seems to lack direction. To me, it seems not to have been directed at all but 'divvied up' and then reassembled. One of the female characters speaks throughout in the same simpering and numbing three-note cadence, while one character accent, from the North East of England sounds suspiciously as if modelled on Daphne out of 'Frasier'. Editing choices militate against any build in tension: pauses are chopped out, sentences butt up against each other as if there was a shortage of 'tape'. Wish I'd gone for one of the single narrator versions or the BBC dramatized version.

    51 of 67 people found this review helpful
  • riffy
    2/19/16
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    "I love vampires"

    great book, love this story. very well narrated. it was a pleasure to listen to.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
    Devon, UK
    4/13/13
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    "Classic horror with multiple voices"

    The basic story of Dracula is probably familiar to most, but it is the central concept that stays longest in the mind after reading/listening. To be fair the plot loses steam at various moments and the characters are fairly flat, but the vampire and Transylvania as a setting have had so much impact on Twentieth Century culture that this book needs to read by everyone at least once just to see where it all came from. And I can't think of a better way to do that than listening to this audio-book. The book is narrated by various voices, so likewise this audio-book is read by a different narrator for each character, such as Alan Cumming for Seward and Time Curry as Van Helsing. This works very well, the multiple voices really adding something extra to sustain interest - this really is one of the most enjoyable audio-books I have listened to: A massively influential book read very well - highly recommended.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Horror well done."

    I love Bram Stokers "Dracula" of which I have many audiobook versions. Personally I find the multiple cast members bring a whole new world to the characters and story pace, rather than a lone narrator. Some of the accents and pronunciations are a little off, but I like the quirkiness and professionalism of this audiobook.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Binarydot
    3/26/16
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    "Great adaptation"

    An enthralling adaptation of what could have been a very complex book. the original is a classic but also betrays it's age and period.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Toomanybooksnotenoughtime
    5/17/14
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    "Well worth listening to"

    Everyone has heard of Dracula. Everyone has seen at least one film, But how many people have bothered with the original book?
    This a great retelling of the original with the cast delivering excellent performances. There are some genuinely creepy elements to the book which explains why it grabbed the imagination, However, I also found the character of Lucy irritating which does take away a bit from the story, However I would recommend that you try this if you want to find out what the fuss is about and why it is a classic

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • evilpickle
    7/25/16
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    "The Frasier cast read Dracula - Badly"
    Would you try another book written by Bram Stoker or narrated by the narrators?

    I love the story. It's the only good part of this production. All the Narrators are dreadful. It's as if they've only heard English accents on episodes of Frasier. I swear one of the narrators was Daphne Moon. Not one narrator seems to have put any effort into this production. A shame considering the cast.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dracula [Audible Edition]?

    The voices. Make them stop.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    The accents. So v badly done. Also they appeared to be narrating as if they've never seen the text before.


    What character would you cut from Dracula [Audible Edition]?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    Avoid this. By the description, I thought it was an all-star cast play of the book. It's just a variety of readers going through the text as ineffectively as possible while thinking about their pay checks.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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