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Author: Dacre Stoker, J. D. Barker Narrator: Allan Corduner, Pete Bradbury, Saskia Maarleveld, Alana Kerr Collins, Alana Kerr Collins, Raphael Corkhill, Edoardo Ballerini, Vikas Adam, various narrators Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2018 ISBN: 9780525640479
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The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's--and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here ...

A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen--a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen--and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning. 

A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula's true origin, but Bram Stoker's---and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

Read by a Full Cast:
Pete Bradbury, Narrator
Vikas Adam, as Bram Stoker
Saskia Maarleveld, as Matilda Stoker
Raphael Corkhill, as Thornley Stoker
Alana Kerr Collins, as Ellen
Allan Corduner, as Arminius Vambéry Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Reading Dracul is like watching a classic vampire film. Bram Stoker lives! Dracula lives! Horror lives on nearly every page. A terrifying read that gave me hours of fun. R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series
  • “Brilliant. Dracul pumps fresh blood into the vampire genre by telling the story of the man who started it all—Bram Stoker. And what a story! A grand adventure that contains all the literary playfulness and mounting dread of the original Dracula. It gave me chills. Riley Sager, author of Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied
  • Something wonderfully wicked this way comes in the guise of a prequel to the granddaddy of vampire lore...Succumb to its horrific charms. Family Circle
     
  • The prose is modern, energetic, and easy to read. Dracul reveals not only Dracula's ‘true’ origin, but Bram Stoker's as well. More than just a Dracula novel, it's a great addition to the entire vampire genre. SF Reader
  • The narrative moves fairly quickly, pulling readers into this thrilling tale, with twists that keep the pages turning, even late into the night. …A strong pick for fans of classic gothic tales, such as Dracula, but also good for anyone who appreciates gripping historical novels, including those by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Library Journal (starred review)
  • A big book that will no doubt be a hit among monster-movie and horror lit fans—and for good reason. Kirkus Reviews
  • Bram Stoker fans and scholars will find this a satisfying exploration of his legacy. Publishers Weekly
  • A terrifying and compelling prequel that reveals how a young Bram Stoker confronted evil to craft a masterpiece. Library Journal

    “A compelling, deep, dark drama about Dracula’s origin. Even I had to keep the lights on when reading this book!
  • “Scary as hell. Gothic as decay. Dracul will have you checking over your shoulder, under your bed, and up on the ceiling, too. All while wondering about the contents of every crate and oblong box you see. Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box
  • Whatever fiendish bargain Stoker and Barker struck to resurrect the voice of Bram Stoker with such authenticity and aplomb, it was worth it, at least to their mere mortal readers. Dracul is a genius and fevered nightmare of Gothic madness, each page seeping with ominous dread and escalating horror. It is a prequel more than just worthy of the original novel—it is sure to be an undying classic of its own, haunting, terrifying and entertaining generations to come. Eric Rickstad, author of What Remains of Her and The Silent Girls
  • Sheds light on the original characters and author. Adding just the right touch of suspense increases the pace and ratchets up the tension. Booklist
  • “Horror lives on nearly every page. A terrifying read that gave me hours of fun.”

    R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Something wonderfully wicked this way comes in the guise of a prequel to the granddaddy of vampire lore…Succumb to its horrific charms.”

    Family Circle magazine

  • “The narrative moves fairly quickly, pulling readers into this thrilling tale, with twists that keep the pages turning, even late into the night.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The prose is modern, energetic, and easy to read. Dracul reveals not only Dracula’s ‘true’ origin, but Bram Stoker’s as well. More than just a Dracula novel, it’s a great addition to the entire vampire genre.”

    SF Reader

  • “Evoking the epistolary style of the original novel, the audiobook enlists an ensemble cast to voice different characters when the story shifts point of view. Narrator Pete Bradbury recounts the straight narrative sections. Bradbury and Vikas Adam, as Bram Stoker, evoke a doleful tone that elevates the gothic elements throughout the novel. Together, they bring to life this tale of a young Bram Stoker and his siblings racing across Europe in pursuit of mysterious and deadly beings.”

    AudioFile

  • A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of Fall in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
  • A Crime by the Book  selection for Fall

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About the Author

Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker. He lives in South Carolina with his family.

About the Narrators

Allan Corduner, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a voice, film, and theater actor who has worked in London’s West End and on Broadway. He starred as Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy. Other films include Moonlight Mile, The Green Zone, and Yentl. He has also appeared in several BBC Radio 4 plays, including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Insignificance. His narration includes The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series.

Pete Bradbury has appeared both on and off-Broadway and at many of the leading regional theaters across the country in plays ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Edward Albee and David Mamet. He has also been seen on the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Bradbury received his training in their three-year advanced program. He lives in New York City with his family.

Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.

Alana Kerr Collins is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She is also an actor, puppeteer, and singer who studied at the Impulse Company in London and earned a BA in drama and English at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She starred in the short films Rachel 9000, The Deal, and Veritas and has appeared in several television series, including Emu and Big City Park.

Alana Kerr Collins is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She is also an actor, puppeteer, and singer who studied at the Impulse Company in London and earned a BA in drama and English at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She starred in the short films Rachel 9000, The Deal, and Veritas and has appeared in several television series, including Emu and Big City Park.

Raphael Corkhill grew up in central London and attended the renowned Eton College before moving to the United States to attend Princeton University, after which he completed his MFA acting degree at the University of Southern California. Raphael’s recent credits include the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s production of Short Eyes, A Happy End at the Museum of Tolerance, and Luke Eberl’s latest film, The Movie. Raphael’s voice-over work includes the Weinstein Company’s upcoming feature Lawless and the award-winning short film Wrecks and Violins.

Edoardo Ballerini, an American actor, director, film producer, and award–winning narrator. He has won several Audie Awards for best narration, including for 2019’s Best Male Narrator of the Year, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, from classics to modern masters, from bestsellers to the inspirational, from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to spine-tingling series, and much more. In television and film, he is best known for his roles in The Sopranos, 24, I Shot Andy Warhol, Dinner Rush and Romeo Must Die. He is also trained in theater and continues to do much work on stage.

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over one hundred recorded audiobooks. An Audie Award nominee, he has garnered many awards for his narrations, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and various Best of the Year lists.

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.