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Dracula's Child

By: J.S. Barnes
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble,Emma Gregory
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Publisher's Summary

In Dracula's Child, Bram Stoker's classic is reborn. Capturing the voice, tone and style of the original, this novel is perfect for fans of Dracula and contemporary horror.

It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania. But shadows linger long in this world of blood feud and superstition - and the older their son Quincey gets, the deeper the shadows that lengthen at the heart of the Harkers' marriage. 

Jonathan has turned back to drink, Mina finds herself isolated inside the confines of her own family. Quincey himself struggles to live up to a family of such high renown. There is darkness both within the marriage and without - for new evil is arising on the continent, and the vestiges of something forgotten long ago is finally beginning to stir.

©2020 J. S. Barnes (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A fitting tribute to Bram Stoker's Dracula." (Publishers Weekly)

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A very slow burn

As always Keeble has a great performance. But as for the story it’s is so slow to get rolling. Definitely a very classic vampire story.

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Solid story

But if a slow burn to start, but quickly accelerates in the second half. The narrator does a great job!

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Horrible

It was so bad I did not get past chapter 3. When will modern authors stop trying to place modern day agends and values in historical books. If you want to write about sex and homosexual relationships then either write about Modern times or come up with your original idea.
Do not take a classic and trash it up with modern day garbage. I am not saying that there was not sex and homosexuality in those time. I am saying that in the time Dracula was written it was not spoken of so openly in literature.
In fact sex was not something that was outright mentioned in the original classic, yet it was understood that the trance the victim was placed in was of the sexual nature.
Todays writers lack the talent to make a story come alive without crass, valgur trappings.
The original was so beautifully written and an amazing story. All done without resorting to sensationalized writing, no sex, no vulgar language, yet the story was a very sensual story.
If this had been an original story, I might have gave it more of a chance. When you choose to use another person's story to build your own, you owe it to the original author to keep the characters, style and quality of writing the same. In simple terms Dracula is a Rolls Royce and Dracula's Child is a scooter.

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slow gothic burn

basically a continuation of Dracula. Definitely a gothic slow burn but it pucks up at the end.

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A Worthy Successor to the Original

There are so many things I enjoy about this, it’s hard to put them all in order. It felt and sounded exactly like a direct continuation of the original novel Dracula. Everything about it was well paced, the steaks were high, and the payoff was awesome. And the narration was perfect. Jonathan Keeble is always magnificent, but Emma Gregory was equal to him. A truly enjoyable listening experience.

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Starts of great but just gets worse and worse.

The beginning promises a very atmospheric contiuation od the Original dracula. The first 3/4 are kind of slow but fitting the theme. However main the characters all feel the same forsome reason. The the plot is conveluted and it becomes weirdly fastpassed and superficial at the end. Weird choice made in Prologue.

Still it was fun and better written than alot of other dracula story's.