But, once again I felt the pursuit of Dracula was way too drawn out and could have been done differently in some way that could have been more appealing. It is brimming with imagination and began a whole genre. The atmosphere was also deliciously conveyed in the audio background. This is sure to be considered the definitive version of Dracula. Read in English by Corrinne LePage Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. I had to check rather far back on my comments section of my own Youtube channel comment too much, do I, clearly to relocate your videos and channel. I'm assuming, of course, that the Lucy's sleepwalking and Renfield's fly- and spider-eating are somehow the result of Dracula's influence? In some not all early recordings, quality could be a bit variable.
Tell me what you think. But there were also scenes that could have been omitted or cut way back. Which scene did you most enjoy? If you enjoy Bram Stoker's Dracula then you have to get this audio. If you have not yet read this I urge you too. If you're going to pick a monster book, I recommend Stoker's Dracula over Mary Shelley's Frankenstein! This book has also been comercially produced as an abridged audio book by Hamlyn books and was very well read by the British actor Michael Horden. Personally I do not enjoy listening to different people with different tones and speeds reading the same book.
I feel the audio version makes the characters truly alive!!! There is a flask of slivovitz the plum brandy of the country underneath the seat, if you should require it. Am I understanding this passage correctly?? But there's something strange about this oil rig. Should I pretend I am a psychologist and analyze the Freudian motives of the characters' actions? I have begun to skip the chapters that she reads and now read the text for myself. I am thoroughly enjoying it. Each one is so good at his or her job that this novel comes to life. Would you consider the audio edition of Dracula to be better than the print version? Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of Christine during her triumphant performance.
. May perhaps I suggest more wreaths of the garlic flowers to be festooned around your lovely neck to prohibit a further attack from this most vile blood-sucking fiendish creature of the night which has befallen upon you most unfairly, dear sweet lady? It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. Below is a summary for Dracula by Bram Stoker from : Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013 Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013 Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013 Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, 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. It seemed to me that we were simply going over and over the same ground again, and so I took note of some salient point, and found that this was so. And being that Halloween is approaching, I am ready to listen to your expert rendition yet again. The rest of the cast are far more consistent and I have to give credit to the actress for Mina, because her many chapters include a lot of different characters and she does a great job of managing all of them except for what I think was meant to be a Yorkshire accent that she tries to do for a character early on, which was absolutely terrible. A root, flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down.
What a beautiful love story. This tale of the evil vampire, who tries to move from his home in Transylvania to England, is told in the way Bram Stoker originally wrote the novel. This Gothic fiction work is narrated in epistolary format which portrays the incidents happening in England and Transylvania. Alan Cumming was as good as ever. It is also a story about technology winning which appeals to me very much.
It is a classical piece. It's the best vampire book that exists. It was a little amusing listening to the breathy and fragile Lucy and Mina. This outstanding audiobook, regaling the horror spread by Count Dracula, is read by an outstanding cast of narrators including Alan Cumming and Tim Curry. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. You know the impact it's had over the years. Seward and Katherine Kellgren's portrayal of Mina Harker.
I enjoyed your recordings immensely on your YouTube channel. This is a masterpiece for sure in terms of content but the writing really really got to me. We read enough to discuss differences between the two stories and talk about Stoker's life and what really inspired him to write the play which he then turned into a novel. Some volunteers have background noise such as the sound of ice cubes in a glass full of drink, a harsh sudden noise as if rough fabric were rubbing against the microphone. But the profuse Victorian vernacular combined with the fine reading puts you in the necessary frame of mind -- where a dark red-eyed character in a cape could creep around a deteriorating castle, summon wolves from the fog, and morph into a bat flapping against a pane of glass. I know too much, and my horses are swift. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? He lashed the horses unmercifully with his long whip, and with wild cries of encouragement urged them on to further exertions.
Further, Kellgren voiced the other characters in Mina's narratives very distinctively. Elizabeth Klett demonstrates an incredibly deep understanding of the material in every detail of this project. The movie adaptaion is in my top 5 movies of all time. I also liked that Mina Harker is a strong female leading character created by Bram Stoker, which I would imagine to be a rare thing to see in literature in 1897! They captured the essence of Stoker's novel but let some of the heart of it escape. The famed vampire Count Dracula leaves a swath of exsanguinated bodies in his wake as he attempts to relocate from Transylvania to England in 1897, stalked by the brave Van Helsing. Mispronuciations of some of the names was frustrating and one reader insisted on extending the authors christian name to Braaam Stoker.
I'm having a hard time deciphering what the content of my essay should include. The cast all does a very good at voicing the various journals, diaries, telegrams, and newspapers that make up the book, however the voice actor for Jonathan Harker sounds far too old for the part. If this novel were real life, you'd just call it a coincidence. I thought I knew the story of Dracula, but I didn't. The addition of an audio performance takes it to another level and adds so much. Unfortunately, I thought that the second half could really drag on at times, with far too much time being spent on long, dull monologues about how lovely Mina is and how everyone loves her for being so lovely. I am writing up this part of the diary whilst I am waiting for the coach, which is, of course, late; and the crucifix is still round my neck.