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What did you love best about The Holmes-Dracula File?
My favorite aspect of this is when you get a chapter from Dracula's point of view and then Watson's point of view. The way they see the same exact situation so drastically different is amusing and surprisingly realistic.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Dracula, naturally. As vicious and predatory as he might be and though he lies often he becomes a likable narrator. Notice the man he supposedly just wanted to disarm. He threw the rock, supposedly it hit the man's wrist, broke the wrist, bounced off and then hit the middle of the man's forehead, creating an in-ward dent and killing him. Rocks don't bounce like that, Dracula! He's clearly lying and it's written cleverly for the reader to catch Dracula's lies, particularly when you realize how differently Watson sees things from Dracula. But Dracula, again, is oddly likable.
What does Robin Bloodworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I like the way Robin Bloodworth provides the voices and the occasional acting delivery that turns the audio book into more of a radio drama than just a reading of a book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
My favorite moment, though not exactly what I'd call moving, is the first confrontation with Sherlock Holmes when Sherlock uses Dracula's resting place to lure him to them.
Any additional comments?
I love this book series. I noticed the series as it is listed on Audibles is missing the final book. Book ten which is A Coldness in The Blood. I hope they eventually remember it. I also noticed Audibles accidentally has two listings for this book series. The New Dracula and New Dracula and for some reason only book 4 onward is in "New Dracula" while all of them are listed in "The New Dracula." Well, all but A coldness in The Blood. I'm concerned about A Coldness in The Blood not being listed. I hope that one gets an audio book release too, also read by Robin Bloodworth.
Anyone else notice how ironic it is that a book series told by Dracula is being read by a man named Bloodworth?
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I love this series, and am delighted to see we get to hear Robin's voice through all of them. I so wish it wasn't too late to send a fan letter to Fred Saberhagen. I loved these books when they were first out, and reading them all these years later is like meeting up with a dear old friend.
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