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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Powers Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On the night before he is to be married, Michael Crawford joins his friends for an evening of drinking and revelry. In a fateful, inebriated moment, Crawford slips his fiancée’s ring on the finger of a nearby statue. The following day, the statue is gone.

When Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this tale of passion and terror brilliantly evokes the nineteenth century. The chilling horror and adventure blend to create a riveting romantic fantasy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A Tim Powers science fiction novel never fails to titillate and elucidate with the dark and the bizarre, and all with such original, eccentric color and style. This novel—Powers’ seventh—is a shining example.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Good serious fantasy doesn’t come much better than The Stress of Her Regard.”

    Oxford Times

  • “Simon Vance is the gold standard of narrators, and his reading here is proof why. It would be easy to make the famous characters that populate this book feel either over-the-top or out of reach, but, reading Powers’ prose, Vance caused the characters to continue to feel larger than life, while being grounded and human. The Stress of Her Regard is a terrifying and sensual novel about vampirism, muses, desire, regret, loss, and love. It’s my new benchmark for scary vampire stories and maybe just scary stories in general. If you like your fantasy incredibly dark and challenging, don’t miss out on it."

    Dave Thompson, Audiblessf blog

  • “Set early in the nineteenth century, Powers’ seventh novel is a horror story that wonderfully evokes the period…Strewn with literary personages and allusions, the book is entertaining on several levels, but most particularly as a chilling horror-adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 1990 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 1990 Mythopoeic Award
  • A 1990 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Felix Rios | 2/19/2014

    " Tiempo sin hallar una joya del horror como esta. Un enfoque Lovecraftiano de los vampiros, una joya oscura, ruda e impecablemente ejecutada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 1/30/2014

    " Quite a good vampire novel. Shelley and Keats and Lord Byron all dealing with them. The vampires in this book have some interesting traits... at the time I read it they felt like vampires. It is an older book. But now? Looking back? The vampires in that book are perfect analogues for the world wide web. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Endre Fodstad | 1/30/2014

    " Good, but a bit too long in the tooth to get four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Hill | 1/3/2014

    " Possibly the best vampire tale ever. "

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