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Dracula

Narrated by: Sarah Jane Barry
Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
3.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations

©2019 Bram Stoker (P)2019 Wallens Publishing

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Not for me I'm afraid

All in all I found the narration of this book very confusing I really wanted to like it and tried my best to keep on track of the book but I am convinced that there are multiple people narrating the book it sounded like an Android was reading the book and then it went to a normal person reading a book and straight back to Android which made it hard to listen to again not my kind of book sorry

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Poor Naration

Whilst the story is a classic the narration is not, I think Siri could have done a better job. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it through the first chapter. Not what I expect from audible!

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Couldn't stand the narrator.

Brilliant story but narrator sounds like Microsoft Sam or that she has just learned to read. Makes simple words difficult to understand. Genuinely irritating and hard to enjoy as a result.

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She reads like a Robot

This is a great story but the female narrater sounds like a Robot, when she does accents it's hard to understand what she is saying. I know this was cheap but not worth the money.

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  • Arnulfo Perez
  • 26-11-19

a serial with many levels of meaning

somehow verbose for a modern reader, particularly in the middle when VanHelsin arrives in London, but the opening and closing are full of action and vivid imagery. At face value it is an horror adventure but the epistolar format suggest an alternative reading as psycological introspection and the fluid tension between mind and reality

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  • Erin
  • 25-10-19

Classic

Very good if you can handle the old style of speaking. Little odd that it's written as a complication of journals and newspapers but you quickly get used to it and at the end you realize why. Dracula is fairly underdeveloped but given the perspective and time it was written that's to be expected. It's a classic for a reason and we'll worth the time.

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  • Moon Pigeon
  • 07-10-19

Bad narrator

The story itself is a long loved classic, but the narrator leaves much to be desired.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-20

Excellent!

This book was spellbinding and I enjoyed it very much - I couldn't wait to listen each night until it was completed.





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  • DavyMac
  • 14-02-20

Atrocious Accents

I fully appreciate that performing these characters is a difficult task, as it requires reproducing Dutch, English (upper class), Cockney, Irish, Scottish, German, Texan, Romanian, and various other accents. This task was not skillfully accomplished. Her portrayal of Dr. Van Helsing was particularly disappointing, as hearing him speak pained my ears; this should not be so, as Van Helsing is supposed to be wise, charismatic, and iconic. Quincey Morris’ voice was terrible, as well. The performance would have been improved had the accents not been attempted at all. If you truly wish to immerse yourself in this classic story, then skip this interpretation. If you are strapped for cash and need an inexpensive listen, then this performance is for you. I gave two stars instead of one, because I was actually able to listen to the whole audiobook.

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  • Samantha Turner
  • 13-02-20

Couldn’t finish

Was hard listening to the narrator’s flat tones. It got increasingly worse as she tried to pull off the different character voices.

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  • Aaron
  • 24-09-19

a classic!

Bram stoker invented the vampires we know today and invent them well he did! it can be a bit old fashioned at points. not as climactic as anything you'd read today, but it's an excellent slow book to sink your teeth into.

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  • Francisco Ruiz
  • 20-09-19

well written and felt like I was on the book

it's a shame there isn't anymore books written like this now in days. a masterpiece

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  • Kellthan
  • 13-09-19

Great book. Decent audiobook.

I've always liked this book. I was excited to get the audiobook. My only issue was losing track of where I was and, because it was a female only narrator, I had trouble remembering where I was. It wasn't a big deal however.

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  • Caleb
  • 17-07-19

Sarah Jane Barry does a great job

Most of the narrators on these .66 cent books are less then great. Sarah Jane Barry obviously prepares for this job and wants to be successful. The story itself is really really good and Sarah Jane Barry’s narration lives up to the story.