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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,014 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781469055978
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Dracula's Guest is believed to be the deleted first chapter of Stoker's masterpiece, Dracula, removed because the publisher felt the chapter was unnecessary due to the length of the manuscript. In the preface to the 1914 short story collection Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories, Stoker's widow, Florence Bram Stoker, notes "To his original list of stories in this book, I have added an hitherto unpublished episode from Dracula. It was originally excised owing to the length of the book, and may prove of interest to the many readers of what is considered my husband's most remarkable work." Despite the widow Stoker's prefaced note and supporting evidence, some Stoker scholars, including Elizabeth Miller, do not believe that the story was indeed the deleted chapter. Dracula's Guest tells the story of an unnamed Englishman visiting Munich before departing for Transylvania. Ignoring the warning of his hotelier to return early, the Englishman ventures out to explore an abandoned village. In this village, during a raging storm, he encounters several otherworldly beings and is unsure of the exact events of the night.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shalini | 2/9/2014

    " An interesting addition for Stoker fans "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 2/3/2014

    " Having pushed myself through reading The Lair of the White Worm collected in this edition, I'm much more in awe of the reworking done for the movie of the same name. I even NetFlix'd the old chestnut and still found it much more delightful than Bram Stoker's original. I did enjoy a few of the short stories in here, but don't think that anyone except a completist need read these. Excepting Dracula, Stoker is not the master of horror that everyone thinks he must me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenna | 2/1/2014

    " Interesting. Some horror, some not. Some boring, some not. Overall still one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/31/2014

    " A really enjoyable collection of horror and macarbe tales. And a lot more interesting and easily digestable than those of say Poe. These stories are really alive and bursting with ideas, and although they are all very short stories (I read the book in an afternoon), they all feel well paced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Sterrantino | 1/19/2014

    " This is actually a chapter that was cut from Dracula. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/14/2014

    " Creepsome stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 10/18/2013

    " Enjoyed several of the stories in this collection, including Dracula's Guest, The Judge's House, The Squaw, and the Dream of Red Hands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Kluver | 9/28/2013

    " this is a series of short stories by Bram Stoker. I did like it, but some of the stories moved S-L-O-W-L-Y and I'll confess - there were a few I didn't finish. But that's the beauty of a book of short stories - you can pick and choose! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 arg/machine | 9/19/2013

    " More horror from the author of Dracula! Now in the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 9/16/2013

    " Horror in the stye of Hitchcock. Absolutely delightful short stories to raise the hairs on your neck. Far superior than any of the common "scary stories to tell in the dark." Worthy of intellectual analysis and fun frights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Tangora | 9/2/2013

    " Loved it. Very Victorian in the way that women are always fainting and men are always quoting the bible, but it does a good job of being just creepy and addictive enough to keep you reading while not losing its old-fashioned charm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Larson | 12/15/2012

    " Dracula's Guest is pretty good. The rest.. not so hot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tajli | 9/27/2012

    " scaryyy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 4/6/2011

    " He was right to remove this passage from the beginning of Dracula; it would have been like opening with a show-stopper. It holds up on its own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 11/10/2010

    " This book contains some little known stories by Bram Stoker, many of which I consider to be better stories of the gothic horror genre than Dracula. Of course Dracula is much longer, giving more space to descriptions and character development. Still a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichola | 2/2/2010

    " I enjoyed this, to an extent more than Dracula. My particular favorites were Burial of rats and Crooken Sands. There is in the last story, Crooken Sands something of a suggestion of a more postmodernist view of the world, but this is dismissed at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen L. | 9/22/2009

    " These are REALLY scary stories! Why did I read these before bedtime! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arq Carlos | 8/3/2009

    " Solo para los que les guste mucho esta onda de Vampiros y Hombres Lobos... "

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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

James Langton, born in York, England, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Winner of fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.