With the popularity of vampires in today's culture, it is no surprise that there has been renewed interest in Bram Stoker's "Dracula". This outstanding audiobook, regaling the horror spread by Count Dracula, is read by an outstanding cast of narrators including Alan Cumming and Tim Curry. 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. The men and women who seek to destroy the vampire, led by Dr. Van Helsing, tell the story through diary entries, clippings from newspapers and letters.
Dracula was not the first vampire to be written about, but is the first to have given rise to the numerous films, books and television programs centered on these blood-sucking beasts. The count hires Jonathan Harker to provide him with legal assistance in respect to a real estate deal. During his stay in the Transylvanian castle, Harker at first succumbs to the vampire's charm. Eventually he realizes that all is not right within the fortress, and after a harrowing experience with the castle's other resident vampires, manages to escape back to his homeland. The vampire also makes his way to England and embarks on a gruesome mission to turn selected women into vampires. Van Helsing, Harker and a group of friends work at tracking down and destroying the monster.
Bram Stoker, born in Ireland in 1847, wrote a number of books centered on vampires. However, Dracula earned the highest literary praise and created the most dread in the hearts of its fans. A manager at the renowned Lyceum Theatre in London, he wrote novels to augment his salary. Despite good reviews, the success of the novel was not realized until well after Stoker's death. Now available as an instant download at AudioBookStore.com, the audio version is narrated by rich voices that evoke the horror and dread spawned by the vampire. This Gothic horror story is relayed minus the nonsensical approach of current vampire depictions, and as such is widely regarded as a true horror classic.
This blood-curdling tale of blood-thirsty vampires continues to hold audiences spellbound more than a century after its publication.
Summoned to assist with legal matters regarding a real estate transaction, young Englishman Jonathan Harker journeys to the dismal, dreary castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania. The fledgling solicitor is completely unprepared for what he will discover in the days to come—and the horrifying chain of events sparked by his unsettling stay with the mysterious Count.
The Dracula mythology has inspired a vast subculture, but the story has never been better told than by Bram Stoker. He succeeds entirely in his aim to terrify. His myth is powerful because it allows evil to remain mysterious, unconquerable by strength of mind or virtuous action. Van Helsing’s high-thinking and scientific skill cannot resist the dreadful potency of the undead. The high virtue of Lucy can simply be drained away, as her blood is drained away, until she too joins the vampire brood. Only the old magic—a crucifix, garlic, a wooden stake—can provide effective weapons against the Count’s appalling power. Download and start listening now!