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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kallgren lowers the rating

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-05-16

Started of well and then got really bad.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-12

The first part of the book was really good and engaging all about the man staying at Dracula's house and discovering who or what dracula was. And then just as it got juicy, it switched narrator's voice to a lady in England, who has a REALLY annoying voice. This unfortunately is as far as I got. Her voice is really whiny and I am SO confused as what is going on. Don't bother, read the book.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and cautionary.

  • By @Scattered_Laura on 17-09-12

Really good way of telling the story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-12

I really enjoyed the way the story was told through interviews and through putting pieces together, rather than from Christopher's point of view. It's a really good story and I enjoyed the author's personal experience stories that related to Christopher's. The narration was good, not that annoying as I normally find with American accents (sorry, no offence!), but at times it did make you feel a bit sleepy as it was read slowly. However the story was really interesting and engaging so helped. Would reccomend.