Meet the Vampires who started it all – the original Count Dracula, and his older female counterpart Carmilla – brought to compelling new life by award-winning narrators Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin.
Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction, forbidden and dangerous desires, manipulation and misdirection. Le Fanu’s Carmilla inspired Bram Stoker to create his own vampire classic. Thus Dracula, written 26 years later, expanded and locked in many of the vampire-lore conventions that modern fantasy writers still embrace. Hayward and Larkin offer delicious new readings of these blood-chilling tales, followed by a fascinating interview about their process and reactions to the stories, straight from the London recording studio.
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About the Authors
Abraham “Bram” Stoker (1847–1912) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer best known for his vampire novel, Dracula. His other works include The Mystery of the Sea, The Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Man, and The Lair of the White Worm.
Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author and the leading
writer of gothic and mystery stories of the time, helping develop the genre in
the Victorian Era. His most widely-read works are Uncle Silas, In a Glass Darkly, and Carmilla.
About the Narrators
Clive Hayward is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.
Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets.