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    Beschreibung von Audible

    Followers of the popular vampire literary and film interpretations of recent years might be blasé about another performance of the exquisitely written novel that started it all. But listening to this full-cast performance turns out to be remarkably suspenseful and chilling. The superlative cast lends this powerful production the diversity that is required by the structure of the novel, which includes journal entries and letters. Each actor employs various accents, infusing into the characters vibrant emphasis, urgency, and dread. The famed vampire Count Dracula leaves a swath of exsanguinated bodies in his wake as he attempts to relocate from Transylvania to England in 1897, stalked by the brave Van Helsing.

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    Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013

    Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013

    Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013

    Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    This production of Dracula is presented by what is possibly the best assemblage of narrating talent ever for one audiobook: Emmy Award nominees Alan Cumming and Tim Curry plus an all-star cast of Audie award-winners Simon Vance (The Millenium Trilogy), Katherine Kellgren (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Susan Duerden (The Tiger’s Wife), John Lee (Supergods) and customer favorites Graeme Malcolm (Skippy Dies), Steven Crossley (The Oxford Time Travel series), Simon Prebble (The Baroque Cycle), James Adams (Letters to a Young Contrarian), Nicola Barber (The Rose Garden), Victor Villar-Hauser (Fun Inc.), and Marc Vietor (1Q84). These stellar narrators have been cast as follows:

    Alan Cumming as Dr. Seward
    Simon Vance as Jonathan Harker
    Katy Kellgren as Mina Murray/Harker
    Susan Duerden as Lucy Westenra
    Tim Curry as Van Helsing
    Graeme Malcolm as Dailygraph correspondent
    Steven Crossley as Zookeeper’s account and reporter
    Simon Prebble as Varna
    James Adams as Patrick Hennessey
    Nicola Barber as Sister Agatha
    Victor Villar-Hauser as Arthur Holmwood
    Marc Vietor as Quincey Morris
    John Lee as Introductory paragraph, various letters

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    "Listening to this full-cast performance turns out to be remarkably suspenseful and chilling…The superlative cast lends this powerful production the diversity that is required by the structure of the novel…Each actor employs various accents, infusing into the characters vibrant emphasis, urgency, and dread." ( AudioFile)

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    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars

    Richtig, richtig gut.

    Da der Roman "Dracula" aus den Tagebucheinträgen und Briefen verschiedener Leute besteht, liegt es nahe, dass auch verschiedene Stimmen die Fragmente lesen. Dies ist, wie ich finde, in der englischen Audible Edition hervorragend umgesetzt worden. Den Romancharakteren wird durch die prägnanten und doch gefühlvoll erzählenden Stimmen richtig Leben eingehaucht. Ich kann diese ungekürzte Hörbuchfassung uneingeschränkt empfehlen!

    8 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Weitestgehend gut

    Bis auf die unausstehliche Leserin Mina Harkers eine sehr gelungene Umsetzung. Spannend inszeniert, Seward ist großartig und engagierend besetzt, die Regieleistung ist manchmal fragwürdig.

    1 Person fand das hilfreich

    • Gesamt
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    Absoluter Horror-Klassiker mit guten Sprechern

    Bram Stokers Roman ist nach wie vor sehr spannend und stellenweise echt gruselig. Die Sprecher sind alle gut, seltsam ist nur das gewisse Charaktere (Van Helsing, Morris) bei gewissen Sprechern einen starken Akzent haben, bei anderen jedoch gar keinen. Trotzdem ist diese vollständige Lesung durchaus zu empfehlen.

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    • Gesamt
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    Cringeworthy accents but great story!

    Surprisingly, I've never read Dracula before, but found it to be exactly what I was looking for. The story has a feeling reminiscent of Lovecraft and is narrated through journal entries and newspaper clippings, which gives it a kind of investigative mystery feel. The one thing that I disliked was the "generic foreigner" accent of some of the narrators (a couple were fine, but a couple were terrible). Think Sand Snakes from Game of Thrones. If this were a computer game, you'd call it bad voice acting... it doesn't make the book unlistenable, but I was cringing at times.

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    Amazing

    This may be one of the greatest book in the world. It is both written and read beautifully and everyone should listen or read it at least once in their lifetime.

    • Gesamt
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    Dem Original am nächsten

    Ungekürzt, in logischer Besetzung nach den diversen Erzählern, das Ensemble der Sprecher hervorragend zusammengestellt - die beste Umsetzung des grossen Klassikers! Für Liebhaber des Genres und der englischen Sprache!

    • Gesamt
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    • Geschichte
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    Hervorragende Geschichte - schreckliche weibliche Sprechern

    Die Geschichte ist ein Klassiker und wurde schon oft mehr oder weniger gelungen verfilmt und auch als Hörspiel in der Vergangenheit vertont. Meiner Ansicht nach krankt diese Version besonders an der schrillen Stimme von „Mina“ einerseits und andererseits an der einschläfernden Stimme von „Lucy“. Darüberhinaus ist der Schotte Alan Cumming für einen Ausländer auch nicht gerade leicht zu verstehen, selbst dann nicht, wenn er versucht britisches Englisch zu sprechen. Steve Moffet (Produzent Sherlock), ebenfalls Schotte, ist da meiner Meinung nach einfacher zu verstehen, obwohl er, glaube ich zumindest, kein Synchronsprecher ist.

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    Sorry but... the women's voices spoiled it for me

    I really loved the first chapters with Jonathan Harker's journal! But then along came Lucy and Mina... You know the sound of fingernails scratching on a chalkboard? Well... Maybe I am being oversensitive and others will love the way Mina imitates other voices, Idk. Lucy was somewhat bearable but about 10 minutes into Mina's journal I felt like my ears were bleeding and decided to quit it altogether. Already got me another version with just one narrator - of whom there was a voice sample available.

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    this time as audiobook

    such a special book! I read it again and again whenever I travel on longer journeys, preferably at night. This time I decided on listening to it instead (so now I can keep my eyes on the landscape). It is the perfect audiobook! The many different voices makes the journal and diary entries so vivid and matches the structure of this novel very well. And horror stories are meant to be narrated to one.

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    mesmerising book and so well read!

    So we'll written! it is mesmerising from the start to the end. I listened to it hour after hour and could not stop. It's perfectly read, so I cannot recommend this version of the book enough.