Johnny Alucard : Anno Dracula

  • by Kim Newman
  • Narrated by William Gaminara
  • Series: Anno Dracula
  • 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dracula Comes to New York: Kim Newman returns to one of the great, best-selling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century, this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.
Newman’s dark and impish tale begins with a single question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker’s Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England? Fallen from grace and driven from the British Empire in previous instalments, Dracula seems long gone. A relic of the past. Yet, when vampire boy Johnny Alucard descends upon America, stalking the streets of New York and Hollywood, haunting the lives of the rich and famous, from Sid and Nancy to Andy Warhol, Orson Welles, and Francis Ford Coppola, sinking his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all.

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Fun, but goes on a bit

I've enjoyed the previous books in this series and did rather enjoy some of the skewed takes Newman has on late 20th Century pop-culture. Overall, however, I felt distracted by the shear volume of reference catching to the point of being distracted from the actual plot. I think the appendices in particular tend to exacerbate this and I would recommend that anyone who in't really into Andy Warhol and the career of Orson Wells not bother with these parts.

All of which said, the story of Johnny Pop and his mission to resurrect Dracula is nicely told and at times the alt reality of this world is quite vivid and convincing. Gaminara's delivery has also improved over the previous books, where he used to often get confused about who was speaking and read in the wrong voice. Overall probably a 3.5 out of 5.
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- Simon

Not as good as the others in the series

As a massive fan of the Anno Dracula books and audio books, I enjoyed this, although I feel it is by no means as strong as the previous titles.

The narration is fantastic and William Gammanera brings the multiple characters to life, howevere the way that the book is written makes the audio version stilted and long-winded.

I still recommend this audio book, but it works much better in the printed version.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios