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  • The Historian

  • By: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Narrated by: Joanne Whalley, Dennis Boutsikaris, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good flow very good story

  • By Carlos Toscano on 20-06-2017

A unique take on the Dracula legend.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

Kostova has quite an original take here on what is over-saturated subject matter. She blends her narrative nicely between reality and fiction with a good amount of 'page turnabilty' so to speak. i felt she missed a few golden opportunities to delve into the fictional Dracula and his purpose though. Overall the voice actors were OK, though the main male lead was a bit drab.