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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)

What Members Say

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    RBROWN 10-29-15
    RBROWN 10-29-15
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    "Alert and sensitive nostrils?"
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    I'm conquering the classics - just came off a brilliant listen to Count of Monte Cristo (65hrs) highly recommended. But I just couldn't get into this. To be fair to Stoker, I'm sure its because I'm very familiar with every permutation of the Dracula legend. The novel deserves high praise for ground breaking concept (the reason for my 5-star Story rating) but I found myself playing the same chapters over and over because my mind kept wandering. I came to realize that I was just bored. Narration was, at times, distracting (think Jayne Eyre speaking in the voice of continuous overly dramatic, always breathy whisper). And describing someone's nostrils as "alert and sensitive" doesn't help unless Bram Stoker is describing the vampire—and he wasn't. I may go back to this but, for now, I'll settle on Clockwork Orange for my Halloween listen.

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    reesah mouse 10-27-15 Member Since 2012

    Something about myself! ;)

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    "Great Production of a Classic"
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    This production/narration was so well done. It's a story told in letters and journals, so having a different narrator for each part makes a lot of sense. I think I enjoyed it so much more because of that. The narrators were all spectacular.The book is a great read, but you have to have some patience. The beginning is nice and creepy, the middle can be a bit maddening, and the last third or so of the book had a lot more action and adventure and answers. Very enjoyable.

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    maethorwen 10-27-15
    maethorwen 10-27-15

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    "Classic Story, Great Performance"

    I had been meaning to read Dracula for ages. When I found this audible edition, I knew it was definitely time.

    The cast was great. A full cast allowed each character to really come alive. That isn't always the case with audiobooks. Some narrators are great at telling the story, but not so great at giving "life" to the characters in those stories. The cast really made it easy to get immersed in the story and how the characters were feeling as things moved along.

    As for the story itself, it is a classic but it is not perfect. It seems to take a long time to really get moving, then the ending feels very rushed and almost abrupt. The writing style takes some getting used to as it is a bit choppy at times. Once I got used to it, I decided that this storytelling worked for this story. It wouldn't for all, but it does for this one.

    A word of caution- keep in mind when this story was written. The portrayal of the characters is reflective of the time when it was written. If you go in with modern expectations, you will be irritated if not flat out offended at the attitudes towards and portrayals of the women in this book. If you can keep it in the context of its time and not let your modern views overshadow everything, this is a classic story and very influential story that is enjoyable.

    I would highly recommend that everyone read this at least once.

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    Robert 10-25-15
    Robert 10-25-15
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    "good but slow and best for long listening sessions"

    a little too slow paced for short commutes. this has a pacing of its own that would be best listened to if you can listen to whole chapters (30-45mins) at a time.

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    Austin David Provo, UT 10-23-15
    Austin David Provo, UT 10-23-15

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    "Uneven Classic, Uneven Narration"

    Book: In many parts, Stoker's masterpiece is memorable, beautiful prose, and nail-bitingly suspenseful. Other parts are boring and should have been cut as extemporaneous by an editor.

    Performance: All were good to great, main gripe isn't the voice actors fault, but still a complaint. The voice actress that read for Mina did a lot of Van Helsing's dialogue. I realize this was because Stoker wrote it as part of her diary, and she did a passable job, but like a good Thai restaurant, there's no replacement for good old Curry.

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    Kindle Customer 10-19-15
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    "impressive cast"
    Where does Dracula [Audible Edition] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was very impressed with the cast on the audio book ! I read the Kindle book along with the audio and it was wonderful, as if the book came to life !





    What other book might you compare Dracula [Audible Edition] to and why?

    none so far


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

    LIFE ! The entire audio book was equal to listening to a Broadway play.


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

    exhilarating


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    william 10-18-15
    william 10-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Not my kind of reading"

    Like listening to cartoon characters reading the story. Exaggerated accents and over acting destroy a classic.

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    Cynthia L. Martin 10-17-15
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    "Liked it"
    What made the experience of listening to Dracula [Audible Edition] the most enjoyable?

    Having a reader for each character worked really well for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Having been exposed to all the 20th century versions of Dracula, it was a pleasure to learn what Bram Stoker actually wrote. I also loved discovering that Mina has a lot of intelligence and strength. She's no victim, and that was refreshing. The four guys keep trying to "protect" her, but she keeps demonstrating that she is smart and tough, can handle it, and that they need her participation in hunting Dracula down. For an 1897 novel, that's refreshing.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The foreign accents (Van Helsing, Quincey) were all over the map (literally) and quite awful. Sometimes Van Helsing--as read by the other diarists--sounded Russian, Transylvanian, or German, all unconvincing and cartoonish. Alan Cumming chose not to attempt an accent at all when quoting Van Helsing, which is a good choice if your Dutch accent is lousy; however, since Stoker wrote Van Helsing in dialect, it also sounds weird, because the syntax is all dialect-y. So none of that works well, and it really detracted from otherwise quality performances.


    If you could take any character from Dracula [Audible Edition] out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Well, if he really does look like Gary Oldman, then Dracula.


    Any additional comments?

    I have a newfound appreciation for Stoker's original work, and much prefer it.

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    Kate A. P. 10-14-15
    Kate A. P. 10-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Well done."

    Third time I've read this book, 1st for audio. Everything was great, Victorian writing journal-style. Very-very similar to Coppola's famous movie of the same name, only without the extreme love story, and Hollywood drama.

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    Chris Coyne 10-10-15
    Chris Coyne 10-10-15
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    "The Greatest Vampire story ever told."

    This was a great production. Alec Cumming , Tim Curry, and Simon Vance did a great job on the narration. I liked this novel and I'm glad I listened to this story.

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