Dracula (Blackstone Edition)

  • by Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1897, at the age of 50, Bram Stoker was touring manager to the actor Henry Irving and was enjoying a modest success as a journalist and writer. Publication in that year of Dracula was to bring him international and lasting fame.The Dracula mythology has inspired a vast subculture, but the story has never been better told than by Stoker. He succeeds entirely in his aim to terrify. His myth is powerful because it allows evil to remain mysterious. Virtuous action has no more impact than Jonathan Harker's shovel. The high virtue of Lucy can simply be drained away, as her blood is drained away, until she too joins the vampire brood. Van Helsing's high-thinking and scientific skill cannot resist the dreadful potency of the undead. Only the old magic, a crucifix, garlic, a wooden stake, can provide effective weapons against the Count's appalling power.

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What the Critics Say

"The world's best-known vampire story comes to life in this expert performance by Robert Whitfield....For a classic performance of a classic work, this production must not be missed." (AudioFile)

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Perfect horror!

Dracula is, of course, a classic horror/fantasy novel. As a younger person I tried to read this book, but my imagination was too good and I couldn't finish it, it was too scary! As a much older person I was able to listen to it and enjoyed it too!!! I was completely asbsorbed by the story and was always keen to listen to the next installment (whilst gardening!). The reader , Robert Whitfield, was excellent and easy to listen to, which is important especially with a long book. Definitely recommend.
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- Rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.