Dracula & Carmilla

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2018
18 hours 48 minutes
"Meet the Vampires who started it all – the original Count Dracula, and his older female counterpart Carmilla – brought to compelling new life by Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin.
Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction, forbidden and dangerous desires, manipulation and misdirection. And Dracula, written 26 years later, locked in many of the vampire-lore conventions that modern fantasy writers still embrace. Hayward and Larkin offer delicious new readings of these blood-chilling tales. Followed by a conversation by Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin."
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This outstanding recording won a well deserved AudioFile Earphones award. Here is the review from AudioFile Magazine. This double billing of Bram Stoker's DRACULA, and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's CARMILLA, the vampire story that inspired Stoker, is piercingly wonderful. Bookended by haunting music, the tales share gripping plots, first-person narrators, requisite settings in mountainous middle Europe, and some people with sharp teeth. They also have fantastic narrators. In CARMILLA, 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. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018] Trade Ed. • Alison Larkin Presents • 2018 DD ISBN $29.95

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