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Publisher's Summary

Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical, film, and television interpretations since its publication. Required listening for any fan of the genre!

Public Domain (P)2015 Trout Lake Media

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  • Kurt Faus
  • 20-05-2017

Do not purchase

This version omits one of the key moments of the story. I assume it is edited out for it's lurid nature. It is quite key to the story and it's omission is a travesty.

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  • Uber
  • 29-04-2017

annoying

some of the readers 'voices' are like fingernails on a chalkboard. could not even finish title without destroying something.

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  • Darrel
  • 21-07-2017

A very touchy-feely book.

This was still fun and I can see how it started a lot of the genre, but one must remember that this is first and foremost not a horror boo, but a romantic book design for the lurid market of the mostly female readership in the late 19th century. About 1/3 of the book is spent in the characters pledging undying love and loyalty to each other and crying on each other shoulders. Very quick conclusion and short bursts of unexploited action. This book is at best a starting place for the imagination. But still a worthwhile read at one and a half times the reading speed if you're curious about how the vampire thing all started.

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  • Michael P.
  • 10-06-2017

Love book, hate reader

This guy is boring. Wasted my money. I'll buy a different version with a different reader.

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  • Monecque
  • 18-12-2016

MOMO

Absolutely splendid! I dare say, I'd listen to it all over again. Wonderful just wonderful.

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  • E
  • 09-07-2016

Character voices made me cringe

Character voices made me cringe

Classic story but the narration is just not great
Read the book

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  • Brandon
  • 01-05-2018

A classic novel

The narration is very good however there were a handful of times when accents of characters bled into one another. I won't fault the narrator too much here as overall his performance was fantastic. The original horror novel and a great rendition.

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  • ProjectileObjects
  • 30-04-2018

Story's a bit dated.

well written but a bit dated. The ending was more about the "good guys" than the character with their name on the book.

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  • Peg Dolson
  • 27-04-2018

Section missing!

I loved this book, and the audio was great, but there is a very important scene missing from the audiobook that made other parts confusing. The end of chapter 21 is completely left off. Please rectify this!

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  • Braden Phillips
  • 18-03-2018

Great Book

A wonderful story worth reading. An unfortunately poor reading with inconsistent and sometimes confounded character voices and odd intonations. His reading is disruptive and confusing - not pleasant to listen to.

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  • Tommaso18
  • 05-10-2016

Great Story but Horrid Voices!!

I was looking forward to sinking my teeth into this classic book. Pun intended. And although the actor narrates well and the main cast is intelligible, some of the supporting characters voices are so comically bad that I almost returned the book. I think it's around chapter 9. You'll know it when you hear it.

I also had to check that Van Helsing was Dutch as he sounded like the Count from Sesame Street. I don't expect the actor to get all the accents spot on obviously but with such an important character I'd expected a bit better.

But the old man's voice I mentioned earlier is unintelligible and so shrill that it's grating and you may need to take a break from the book.

Also you'll hear the actor's phone go off more than 50 times throughout the narrative. A really unprofessional recording.

Great story though.

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  • GSC
  • 11-05-2016

Well read overall, issues with sound levels

Would you consider the audio edition of Dracula to be better than the print version?

As good as the print version - enjoyable to listen to whilst driving.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characterisation was good throughout, although Van Helsing's accent made it difficult to hear clearly sometimes.

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

As above, good characterisation in a suitably atmospheric voice.

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

No, nice to hear a few chapters whilst driving to work.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyable.

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  • sophie
  • 22-09-2017

AWFUL narration

Read this before and love the story its a true classic but please get a different version as this narrator is truly awful! most of the main characters were completely unintelligible and the accents were completely off (his northern accent sound like a scottish/somerset mix).

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  • james marrtin
  • 23-05-2018

One of the Gothic horror classics .

A great winter time read . Wait for the short days and cold nights to draw in. Light the log fire pour brandy and be prepared to be transported from the mountains of Transylvania to the smog of London . Plus it has a cowboy with a Bowie knife !

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  • mr
  • 14-09-2017

excellent story!

fantastic story great performance by the narrator and a must listen to classic! I works absolutely recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2017

Great book

I'd loved the story, quality of audio was bit poor but overall I enjoyed it.

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  • mandy
  • 11-05-2017

struggled to finish

I want to listen as it is a classic. but it just went on and on

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  • Penny L.
  • 28-10-2016

Classic story. Hard going.

I struggled to finish! It was tough going in parts due to the language used.

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  • jennifer
  • 22-09-2016

Spoken in a very monotonous tone.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is the second audio book in two days that I have discarded without finishing it. More effort should be put into selecting skilled storytellers instead of just using people with pleasant voices, this is, after all the whole point of audio tapes!!

What could Bram Stoker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The storyline is great, just not the presentation.

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator

What character would you cut from Dracula?


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  • Robin Toone
  • 31-08-2016

Bram stokers classic tale

I have enjoyed this great story on my smartphone when I have a spare hour or more