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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (555,760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Richard E. Grant Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781429585781
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Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror."

A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most powerful horror tales ever written.”

    Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic

  • Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker's still-living creation are surely the undead."
  • “In seeking a parallel to this weird, powerful, and horrorful story our mind reverts to such tales as The Mysteries of Udolpho, Frankenstein, The Fall of the House of Usher…but Dracula is even more appalling in its gloomy fascination than any one of these.”

    Daily Mail

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Adeshola | 2/20/2014

    " Dracula is an excellent and suspenseful read that is perfect for a high school classroom, looking to engage in a deeper, thought provoking book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shan | 2/18/2014

    " My, my, my. I read 188 pages out of the 308 and couldn't bear to read another page. After months of trying to get through this, I had to stop. Dreadfully boring and not entertaining in the least. And, yes, I'm not a fan of science fiction or fantasy, and since this, too, was completely unbelievable, I couldn't take anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn Kcirdum | 2/12/2014

    " By far the best vampire novel of all time! This is a classic and it deserves to be read and re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela Harnish | 2/7/2014

    " was very long and lost interest after the first few chapters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neens | 2/5/2014

    " I never expected an old horror story to be so amazing - especially as I'm not fond of horror stories. But this book was so ahead of its time that if I didn't know better I would have thought it was a contemporary book that just happened to be set in Victorian times. A true classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsealuv Krigbaum | 2/2/2014

    " this book is definitely not a thriller minute by minute, however very enjoyable and does keep you wondering what will come of Dracula. At first I found it upsetting to find the story was based on letters or journals of those involved in meeting Dracula. which I thought would leave out passion and a full understanding of what was going on. But no, I was wrong. Yes I would like to read Dracula's events unfold too and not just the humans letters but when the story turned to the four men brave and ready to hunt down the evil Dracula because of the loss of losing Lucy who they loved so much and then bound to protect another woman they grew to love very much from Dracula. it is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/2/2014

    " Actually really different than I thought it was going to be. I really liked it. Mostly because I listened to it and the performances were perfection! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 2/2/2014

    " I thought I would read the original vampire book, since vampire books are in. I was not disappointed. It was well written and I really enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Benneman | 1/30/2014

    " I was very young when I read this and the language slowed down my reading experience, but it did not keep me from loving this masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 شادي عبده | 1/30/2014

    " It was nice reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Verdoorn | 1/29/2014

    " I need to include this book which I read last fall. It took me awhile to get through it but I'm glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna Mccullough | 1/28/2014

    " Best gothic novel I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Giftyprabhas | 1/28/2014

    " Bram Stoker's Dracula- A gripping tale of love, loss and care with a horrifying plot,presented in a much terrifying way, which marked a beginning to vampirism in the field fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roisin | 1/28/2014

    " Good and bad parts but in the end I consider it a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina Palermo | 1/28/2014

    " My all time fav classic. So many story's are based on this wonderful tale. A must read for all Vampire fans. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessyka | 1/27/2014

    " I could barely get through five pages. Very slow...maybe I'll try again when I'm sick "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valenfore Alestreneon | 1/27/2014

    " Classic novel that popularized the Romanian Vampire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Sage | 1/23/2014

    " Epistolary doesn't work for me in most cases. Check out Dodie Bellamy's use of this in Letters of Minah Harker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Pound | 1/21/2014

    " Classic story, not for younger readers but good for advanced readers that are ready for the more classic books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle Macklin | 1/19/2014

    " As excellent the second time around. The original vampire novel that well never be outdone "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Buckley | 1/19/2014

    " This was a ground breaking style for the way the book is written like journal entries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elijah_almighty | 1/18/2014

    " read this one in high school. And i remember being too emotional and attached, same feeling i got from Frankenstein's monster. There's just more to the story once they got you hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/18/2014

    " One of my favorites! I love the story, and the way it's written is awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert L. Martinez | 1/18/2014

    " This book is the cornerstone of the vampiric theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcey | 1/14/2014

    " I forgot how weird this was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Lerski | 1/13/2014

    " First 'grown up book' I read fron to back - I still love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albany | 1/12/2014

    " "Better than the movie". Or the thousand rip-offs and spin-offs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Opel | 1/9/2014

    " I read books like this to stimulate my imagination and help create the mental movie as a release from boredom and frustration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabitha | 1/9/2014

    " I may have enjoyed this book more if I hadn't been reading it for a class. For me, I feel like it was pretty slow, probably because of how many stories seem to be happening. I can see how this would have been incredibly popular when it was first released as no one would have known about vampires yet. However, because I know most of the vampire lore, it didn't come as a surprise to me when things would happen. It was kind of interesting to see where the lore all began though, so I guess I got something out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albany | 1/8/2014

    " "Better than the movie". Or the thousand rip-offs and spin-offs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Appleby | 1/7/2014

    " this book has to be one of the most terrifying books i have ever read. even the start of the book has a creepy start to it "here keep this cross with you. said the house keeper. its not safe were your going." at one point of reading this book i jumped in my chair and threw the book on the table. i did not pick the book back up and start reading it until 2 days later.if that is not proof that this book is not terrifying then i don't know what is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob Walker | 1/6/2014

    " This book is very creepy and great in the same way. They have the mysteries that make people think wow and how. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan Chesnokov | 12/31/2013

    " One of the best mystic novels. Way better than all this crap, produced now "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra Kollaros | 12/24/2013

    " Quite atmospheric, draws you in. Stayed home reading it instead of looking for a job in London :P "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Carlsen | 12/24/2013

    " I have to say I found it a bit of a disappointment. It was really interesting to see the origins of all the vampire mythology - the garlic (flowers, though, not bulbs!), crucifixes, piercing the heart (not necessarily with a stake) and not being powerful in the daytime (although sunlight did nothing to him other than render his super-powers useless!). I found it a bit boring, though, and there was far too much waffling. I found Van Helsing's weird manner of speaking annoying, rather than charmingly European. I don't know what I was missing but I didn't really enjoy it very much. Plus the end was really anti-climactic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Denardo rosengarth | 12/21/2013

    " What a great read! I loved how it is written in the format of journals so we get to see the perspectives of several of the characters. I think one of my favorite parts was Van Helsing describing the conversation at the docks where there was much blood and bloom! This was a fabulous story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael VanScoyoc | 12/20/2013

    " Probably one of my favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun Kale | 12/16/2013

    " Has to be among my five favourite books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neens | 12/16/2013

    " I never expected an old horror story to be so amazing - especially as I'm not fond of horror stories. But this book was so ahead of its time that if I didn't know better I would have thought it was a contemporary book that just happened to be set in Victorian times. A true classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett Mccutcheon | 12/14/2013

    " A true classic. Sometimes the prose seems overly verbose, but times have changed and so have writing styles. Still a timeless piece of writing, and every bit as relevant to modern literature as anything written since. Worth reading just to see where it all began. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami Stackelhouse | 12/14/2013

    " It's impossible to read this and feel the terror and thrill that one would have it they had read it when it was originally written. I realized half-way through the book that Dracula was still a mystery - and so was the illness of poor Lucy. Though, of course, I knew what was wrong, because I know who Dracula is. I'm somewhat sad that I can't read this without that foreknowledge. It would be a positively terrifying book! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 12/13/2013

    " heart-stopping tale of vampires and the story surrounding an unfortunate group of characters. a favorite of mine! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgia Soriano | 12/11/2013

    " Dracula, the Impaler... well, according to a website(listverse.com) he existed and likes blood bath...Jonathan or i'd say, Stoker, made the everyone to believe that they can kill a vampire with garlic!!! but this novel is good and very interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 King Sidharth | 12/11/2013

    " This is real horror, no film can do justice to such beautiful work of art. I had to stop reading at night, wait for the sun-light. I was that scared. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven B. | 12/11/2013

    " Don't bother reading. Find something else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Teijelo | 12/10/2013

    " A must read about the darkest creature in any world "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa Santos-eastgate | 12/4/2013

    " nothing beats the original vampire novel. gothic, creepy, atmospheric. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Cajati | 11/29/2013

    " This is a classic for a reason. Incredibly well written. You will never think of Vampires as funny or friendly after reading this. Gave me nightmares while I was reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Haneline | 11/29/2013

    " This is still terrifying to read. I love reading this style book, journal entries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 11/24/2013

    " Better than the movie, Ii couldn't put the book down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky Jo Gesteland | 11/23/2013

    " I confess, I'm struggling to read this. Do I get a prize if I finish? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 11/22/2013

    " To me, Dracula is a summation of the power of Gothic. It is a chilling look into the terrors that lurk within the human heart, made manifest through the powers of the mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Opel | 11/20/2013

    " I read books like this to stimulate my imagination and help create the mental movie as a release from boredom and frustration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan Simons | 11/15/2013

    " A gothic love story that can send shivers down your spine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valenfore Alestreneon | 11/13/2013

    " Classic novel that popularized the Romanian Vampire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moses | 11/12/2013

    " Published in 1897 but still great. Themes of British distrust of "the continent," embrace of technology (typewriters! phonographs!) the American national character (bold, monolingual) and, of course, gender roles. Also a rip-roaring adventure/horror story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heavenlyharpstringsgmail.com | 11/11/2013

    " It was "just o.k." for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Payne | 11/7/2013

    " A classic that lives up to its reputation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yuuki Nakashima | 11/7/2013

    " Reading a classical novel is sometimes good. There is nothing fresh in the story because you already have known the plot, but it's usually well-written and you might not be disappointed. Yeah, it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Booth | 11/6/2013

    " To be honest I didn't really enjoy it, and honestly I didn't have high expectations anyways. I listened to the audio book, so I guess that really didn't help too much but overall a decent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catt Hoang | 11/5/2013

    " why did Val Helsing make the blood transactions from 4 men to Lucy without blood type testing? I think it was that why she died, let alone the vampire. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon Luxford | 11/1/2013

    " This was incredibly dry. I also hated how everything went according to plan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darth Snapon | 10/30/2013

    " It was good but the ending could have been so much more scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 10/29/2013

    " Must listen to as an audioBook. Absolutely amazing that way "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alek Novak | 10/27/2013

    " Bram Stoker's Dracula is a classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Weitz | 10/25/2013

    " While a lot of the soliloquies on the virtues of obedient women, noble men, etc. got tiresome on occasion; I was surprised at how enthralled I was with this book. It holds up very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Musthafan | 10/24/2013

    " There's no need a comment, Everyone about it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 King Sidharth | 10/20/2013

    " This is real horror, no film can do justice to such beautiful work of art. I had to stop reading at night, wait for the sun-light. I was that scared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janna | 10/15/2013

    " I like to call this book "my favorite piece of trash," and I say that in the most affectionate way possible. Contains some of my favorite melodramatic lines ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludmila | 10/15/2013

    " Great!! Count Dracula is a memorable character, arrogant, sullen and hungry for power. He resists to modernity in all its forms and against the expansion of Western dominance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ailidh | 10/11/2013

    " Really good, reminds you that the best vampires are not romanticised beings "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Droz | 10/10/2013

    " Used to read this every Halloween!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nukta_ | 10/7/2013

    " In a world of twilit vampire diaries, it's sometimes surprising to remember how very un-sexy the original vampires were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun Kale | 10/5/2013

    " Has to be among my five favourite books of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany Perry | 10/5/2013

    " As we all know Dracula is probably one of the best known characters in literature. The way the book is written in the form of various characters' journals is very unique. Sure I have read true account journals like Anne Frank but never a fictional book like Dracula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meera | 10/4/2013

    " A perfect plot. Also, the first epistolary work I've read. Loved everything from plot to characters to style to climax. And the chill and the thrill was to die for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Bower | 10/2/2013

    " Okay, it's predictable, but that's because everyone knows the story. I enjoyed it for what it is: a classic horror story full of brave men and women fighting against a powerful creature with their wits and brawn. Fairly creepy for such an old book, and a fun romp overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ensis Aurelius | 9/30/2013

    " Braham is a master of setting the mood. The only book which has genuinely scared me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha Pulsipher | 9/18/2013

    " This book is creepy and weird but so well written. I read it for a class and don't know if I would like it as much had I read it alone, but the symbolism in it is so interesting. It was definitely not jump-out-of-your-chair suspense but it scared me somewhere deeper. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harl | 9/11/2013

    " This was a great book. I like a more modern style of writing better, but it is a classic and many others stand on it's shoulders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 9/9/2013

    " Stoker tells a fast-paced Gothic yarn that is surprisingly suspenseful, and much more enjoyable than any of the movie versions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Pearson | 9/7/2013

    " Another great story and fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crisan Raoul | 9/4/2013

    " perfect book if u want to read a classic vampire story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/25/2013

    " I have yet to finish Dracula, but so far it truly is a great book. Personally I feel bad for Dracula, he seems just so misunderstood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crymzen | 8/20/2013

    " This is a novel that should be read more than once because there are details that you miss the first time through. A spooky story for all times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessyka | 8/16/2013

    " I could barely get through five pages. Very slow...maybe I'll try again when I'm sick "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 8/15/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was different, in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Stevens lebofsky | 8/14/2013

    " A classic, a bit long, but even creepier than some of the movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Pearson | 8/12/2013

    " Another great story and fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludmila | 8/7/2013

    " Great!! Count Dracula is a memorable character, arrogant, sullen and hungry for power. He resists to modernity in all its forms and against the expansion of Western dominance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elvira | 8/3/2013

    " I tried to finish this book on like seven different occasions, it's definitely not an easy read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 laurenpie | 8/1/2013

    " Better writing than I expected; enjoyed the novel much more than I expected. The writing felt surprisingly natural and modern. Overall quite pleasant, with just a little silliness here and there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ksenija | 7/22/2013

    " First book that i read on my nook. It was pretty intertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Rautenbach | 7/17/2013

    " An entertaining read. Although the book is compromised in total by the journal entries of the main characters of the book (excluding Dracula himself), the story somehow still succeeds in being fast paced and imaginative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Murphy | 7/8/2013

    " Slow start but a gripping mid section. The conclusion, however, is rather anti-climactic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck White | 7/5/2013

    " Twilight schmilight. Dracula is a mans vampire! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R.w. Bishop | 5/29/2013

    " I read this while at sea. I enjoyed it once I got the hang of the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nolan | 5/22/2013

    " Listened to and read this through Audible and Kindle apps on my smartphone. This was my first time using their Whispersync for voice and it was awesome. The story was great as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Erik | 4/12/2013

    " My favorite book of all time. (So far) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 larthia | 4/1/2013

    " It was my birthday, in the year of the flood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meera | 3/30/2013

    " A perfect plot. Also, the first epistolary work I've read. Loved everything from plot to characters to style to climax. And the chill and the thrill was to die for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcey | 3/29/2013

    " I forgot how weird this was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 3/25/2013

    " Great book, lived up to its own reputation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 3/17/2013

    " I can understand why this is such a classic. It has so many elements in it that are just as relevant today as it was it was first written (in 1897). I'm glad I got to read this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick O'Brien | 3/2/2013

    " A trendsetter in its day. Boring today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lynn HR | 2/13/2013

    " A great book - I've seen a stage play based on this book and enjoyed the book after seeing the play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Christian | 2/6/2013

    " All today's craze of vampires came from this original book. Good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew James | 1/26/2013

    " This is such a rip off of Twilight. Bram Stoker obviously has no creativity, so he stole this idea from Stephenie Meyer, a literary genius. Shame on him. I give this book 1 star because of plagiarism and a lack of originality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/9/2013

    " I get what all the hub-bub is about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/29/2012

    " Could have been better, could have been far worse. One I'll probably go back and reread later on. The language and writing was a little harder to read because I'm so used to today's language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almas | 12/27/2012

    " I only now understood how Twilight and such have changed true vampire stories. Dracula is very descriptive that leaves reader in vivid pictures and the diary format completes the book. We get know what, how characters of the book feel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Scholes | 12/20/2012

    " The first 50 or so pages is the spookiest literature I have ever read. My youngest daughter decided to read it at night. She couldn't sleep for a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isabella | 12/12/2012

    " Always wanted to read it because i have always been fascinated by vampires. At the beginning you are hooked but then the plot gets boring and the end was boring to me. I expected more of this book to be honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dessya Yuliawan | 12/7/2012

    " a long time ago,.... when a real vampire didn't sparkle like tinkerbell and really did their gothic things. LOL "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 11/27/2012

    " Sadly - not as impressed as I had hoped to be with this classic. There was a lot of repetitive build up, and when the final confrontation occurred, it was very anti-climactic. Glad to check this one off my list and move on to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ailidh | 11/14/2012

    " Really good, reminds you that the best vampires are not romanticised beings "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 11/14/2012

    " LOVED THIS BOOK. could not put it down, a great classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Price | 10/28/2012

    " You just can't beat the classics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elijah_almighty | 10/15/2012

    " read this one in high school. And i remember being too emotional and attached, same feeling i got from Frankenstein's monster. There's just more to the story once they got you hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 10/8/2012

    " The best vampire book already written!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lachelle Redd | 10/7/2012

    " My first written introduction to horror. I loved this book and it has stayed with me over the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ochayes | 10/1/2012

    " Very good book - glad I finally read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darth Snapon | 9/28/2012

    " It was good but the ending could have been so much more scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory O'connell | 9/12/2012

    " Honestly I'm sad that I have finished this book, as it leaves me craving for more and yet there is nothing left to the story of the characters I have grown so fond of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 9/5/2012

    " It surprised me how much this book grabbed me and how powerful the women characters were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Mccormack | 8/31/2012

    " Loved this book, don't read it when you are all alone, it is that scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 8/30/2012

    " An intense book and a very good plot line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige Moody | 8/26/2012

    " While Dracula might be one of the slowest reads of all time, the language is simply to die for! I have to admit that while the story is very interesting, the actual language of the book is what I really read it for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve Lanz | 8/25/2012

    " Vampires are sweet. Not the sucky twi-hard theme. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian Kelly | 8/22/2012

    " Such an excellently set out and compelling novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Robertson | 8/20/2012

    " There are some parts that drag, but that is to be expected with a classic. The ending is fantastic and well worth the perseverance of reading all of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Fox | 8/8/2012

    " Compelling. Stoker keeps the horror building throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthie | 8/3/2012

    " I love it! I love the fact that it is based on a real person. I love it because it's gory, morbid with a twist of romance. I love every bit of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Dee | 7/29/2012

    " I enjoyed this book more at the beginning than towards the end and I can say the same thing about Van Helsing. He was funny and charming at first but his manner of speaking becomes mildly annoying. However, it is nice to finally know the original story of Dracula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Abella | 7/27/2012

    " This was the scariest book I have ever read--at times I had to put it down and look around to make sure I was not a prisoner in Dracula's castle as well. It truly got under my skin! (pun intended) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaurish Gaunso | 7/25/2012

    " Very good read. But it lacks a respectable & desired ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catt Hoang | 7/23/2012

    " why did Val Helsing make the blood transactions from 4 men to Lucy without blood type testing? I think it was that why she died, let alone the vampire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rathi | 7/19/2012

    " This is how stories of the supernatural should be written. I read this book around 15 years back and I still remember the understated eeriness of the writing. Very atmospheric and very thrilling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra B. | 7/18/2012

    " I absolutely enjoyed Dracula. It was captivating, shockingly since it is a book from the 19th century. I gave it five stars because I revered the fact that it was 100% interesting yet over 100 years old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Abella | 6/26/2012

    " This was the scariest book I have ever read--at times I had to put it down and look around to make sure I was not a prisoner in Dracula's castle as well. It truly got under my skin! (pun intended) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robby Tremble | 6/15/2012

    " This has been my favorite book for many, many years. The format of letters and diary entries pieced together to form a cohesive story is brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 6/13/2012

    " Good. A little predictable at times and even baffling at others, but it was a pretty good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nukta_ | 6/12/2012

    " In a world of twilit vampire diaries, it's sometimes surprising to remember how very un-sexy the original vampires were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Watts | 6/7/2012

    " There's really nothing I can say that hasnt been said already. Still love the way your own imagination plays more of the villain does in the beginning. Vampires. Fun. Read. Now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Mahony | 5/28/2012

    " Difficult to read due to its old English style of text but I have read it a few times now and found it fascinating! The best horror book and one of the first ever books I have read at the age of 14! Love it :) a must read! Also I had a different style to this book ^^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 5/17/2012

    " Surprisingly good! Loved the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra Troyan | 4/19/2012

    " a rant of vacuous baroque longing. anyone who doesn't already feel that they are trapped in a castle against their will and must kill the owner, i feel skeptical of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Van zyl | 4/16/2012

    " Classic. Scary without being graphic. Mysterious even though you know what is going to happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 4/9/2012

    " Better than the movie, Ii couldn't put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Portelli | 4/8/2012

    " Definitely worth a read. Much different than I expected. Sadly the movie prompted me to read the book. It is surprisingly close to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby Stoops | 4/6/2012

    " Still one of scariest books I have read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Stark | 3/27/2012

    " Slow compared to modern vampire fiction, but a very good read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luv | 3/17/2012

    " I luv this book. Read it more than 3 times. It was the first book that I read that was written in a diary style. I re-read it every few years, and it doesnt fail to impress me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/16/2012

    " Could have been better, could have been far worse. One I'll probably go back and reread later on. The language and writing was a little harder to read because I'm so used to today's language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mulyawasantri Waluyo | 3/15/2012

    " It's just a folklore created by Stoker's imaginary. Took further thesis on Dracula and the real Vlad III is only an ordinary human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity Lenderman | 2/21/2012

    " One of my all time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbi Thomas | 2/16/2012

    " Great book! Some of the language and telling of events is a tad confusing but it all makes sense eventually. It was very cool to read the father, if you will, of all vampire novels and see how all the twilight madness began. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/15/2012

    " Bears reading and re-reading. Curse Keanu and Winona for "acting" this out. Forever tainted now. To Gary Oldman (and Tom Waits as Renfield), however, respect... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/3/2012

    " Dracula was one of the first books from the horror genre I ever read and its the one that has always stuck with me. Its the standard by which I judge the genre. Haunting characters and writing style that is timeless. I reccomend this book to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minrain | 12/22/2011

    " Quite different from what we see nowadays. enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Hope | 12/14/2011

    " A tough read. Highs and lows. But I'm glad I saw it through to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessyka | 11/10/2011

    " I could barely get through five pages. Very slow...maybe I'll try again when I'm sick "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Sanders | 11/5/2011

    " You need to read this if you're a 'vampire enthusiast!' Where do you think the obsession started? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Lewis | 10/28/2011

    " I listened to the free audio version on Librivox and really enjoyed it. It was actually much better than I expected it to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard English | 10/14/2011

    " I'm by no means an expert, but I think this book was way ahead of its time. Still readable after so many years, despite a complete change in culture and context. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Lewis | 10/2/2011

    " I listened to the free audio version on Librivox and really enjoyed it. It was actually much better than I expected it to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Denardo rosengarth | 8/29/2011

    " What a great read! I loved how it is written in the format of journals so we get to see the perspectives of several of the characters. I think one of my favorite parts was Van Helsing describing the conversation at the docks where there was much blood and bloom! This was a fabulous story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Geers | 8/28/2011

    " I hate to say it but I could not get into this book. I was a lot younger when I tried to read it but I doubt I will read it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paris Klaczyk | 8/15/2011

    " was a bit difficult at first to get into with the style its written. but wence I got into it I coukdnt put it down. absolutely wonderful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby Stoops | 7/3/2011

    " Still one of scariest books I have read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 6/30/2011

    " It was pretty good. It was an easy read and kinda scary at times. Not as scary as I thought it would be though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 priscilla | 6/30/2011

    " I'm always amazed at literature that can remain funny & scary so many years after it's release. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyssa | 6/29/2011

    " Very shocked at how different the book was from any movie version I ever saw. Besides vampires and the name Dracula, there were very few comparisons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 6/28/2011

    " This was a lot of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 6/28/2011

    " The pop culture image I grew up with of Dracula was completely changed after reading this. I enjoyed it a lot though with the exception of a few low points which I won't get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 6/28/2011

    " Well written classic. Everyone knows the main character from modern references and cliches. It was great to read the original story and image the impact it had on the first readers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/25/2011

    " I liked the diary style and changing perspectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/24/2011

    " Good, but definitely felt stuck in its own time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/23/2011

    " I liked this book a lot. Was somewhat addicted to it. However, I absolutely hate the way it ended in like two pages. I felt very let down, like it was anti-climatic. :( "

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About the Author
Author Bram Stoker

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.

About the Narrator

Richard E. Grant is a British Swazi actor, screenwriter, and director. A prominent figure on television and film since the 1980s, he achieved international recognition as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster film Dracula.