Meet the vampires who started it all - the original Count Dracula and his older female counterpart Carmilla - brought to thrilling new life by award-winning narrators Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin.
The book about Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction and forbidden, dangerous desires. Carmilla inspired Bram Stoker to create his own vampire classic 26 years later. Now, these two blood-chilling tales are brought together in this brilliant recording followed by a fascinating interview in which Hayward and Larkin talk about their process and reactions to the stories, straight from the London recording studio.
"Alison Larkin's crystalline tone transmutes as needed from young English girl to old European man, and her pacing transforms the old-fashioned sentences into easy listening while maintaining tension. Clive Hayward's performance of the tightly plotted Dracula is a tour de force of clear narration, ratcheting up anxiety, and astonishing characterizations of everyone from English country gal to the Vlad himself. Do not miss the postproduction chat between Larkin and Hayward, which adds to the production's many pleasures." (AudioFile Magazine; AudioFile Earphones Award winner)