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Dracula by Bram Stoker Audiobook Review

Written by: Bram Stoker; Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley

Dracula by Bram Stoker Audiobook Review  Written by: Bram Stoker; Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley

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About the author

Bram Stoker was an Irish writer and is best known for his novels and short stories. The Gothic horror novel Dracula is probably his most popular work. He lived during the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (1847 – 1912) and published Dracula in 1897.

What is Dracula about

Dracula is the original vampire story. It’s what got vampires into the public psyche, making them a subject of fascination and fear for years to come. It’s about Count Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England and the struggle of a small group led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing (no, not the one with ragged coat, long hair and crossbow) to prevent him from achieving his goal.

What I liked

Stoker is an excellent storyteller and knows how to get your attention and keep it. The novel is wrtitten in an epistolary format, consisting of letters, diary entries, documents, etc. I think that gives it kind of a more realistic feel which makes it even creepier. I like horror and all things spooky, so the first half of the book kept me pretty happy with Jonathan Harker’s experiences in Dracula’s castle. I didn’t know what to expect and it was genuinely thrilling to listen.
The language sounded dated and archaic of course but I found it amusing and interesting. I guess I haven’t read many classics recently.
The narration is excellent, no doubt about it. This is the audio edition to get if you’re going to listen to Dracula.
I got to develop a strong relationship with the characters which got apparent when one of them died. I really felt sadness and a sense of loss.

What I didn’t like

The second half of the book dragged on a little bit but lead to a satisfying ending so overall it wasn’t bad.

Who would I recommend Dracula to

If you want to get through the classics Dracula is one of your best choices. It’s creepy, mysterious, dramatic and old-fashioned (in a good way). There’s very little not to like about it. If you are a fan of horror, paranormal or other genres that include vampires, this is a must read. After all, it’s where it all started.

Dracula by Bram Stoker Audiobook Review
Date Published: 11/11/2013
5 / 5 stars


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