Dracula

Bram Stoker


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Publisher Marketing: Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2013 Audie Award, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013 Audie Award Nominee, Classic, 2013Because 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. SewardSimon Vance as Jonathan HarkerKaty Kellgren as Mina Murray/HarkerSusan Duerden as Lucy WestenraTim Curry as Van HelsingGraeme Malcolm as Dailygraph correspondentSteven Crossley as Zookeeper s account and reporterSimon Prebble as VarnaJames Adams as Patrick HennesseyNicola Barber as Sister AgathaVictor Villar-Hauser as Arthur HolmwoodMarc Vietor as Quincey MorrisJohn Lee as Introductory paragraph, various letters" Contributor Bio:  Stoker, Bram Abraham (Bram) Stoker was an Irish writer, best known for his Gothic classic Dracula, which continues to influence horror writers and fans more than 100 years after it was first published. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, in science, mathematics, oratory, history, and composition, Stoker' s writing was greatly influenced by his father' s interest in theatre and his mother' s gruesome stories about her childhood during the cholera epidemic in 1832. Although a published author of the novels Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm, and his work as part of the literary staff of The London Daily Telegraph, Stoker made his living as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London. Stoker died in 1912, leaving behind one of the most memorable horror characters ever created. Contributor Bio:  Cumming, Alan Alan Cummingis an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer and director. He recently starred in an acclaimed one-man staging ofMacbethon Broadway, and appears on the Emmy Award-winning television showThe Good Wife. He won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musicalCabaret, a role he is reprising in 2014. He hostsPBS Masterpiece Mysteryand has appeared in numerous films, includingSpy Kids, Titus, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party, Any Day NowandEyes Wide Shut. Contributor Bio:  Curry, Tim Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He's won Tony Award(r) nominations for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. Contributor Bio:  Vance, Simon Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009. Contributor Bio:  Kellgren, Katherine Katherine Kellgren has recorded over 200 audiobooks and won four Audie Awards, three ALA Odyssey Honors, and eight "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. In 2011, Kellgren was named the Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy, and she won the Audie award for Best Female Narrator in both 2013 and 2014. Kellgren has also appeared onstage in London, New York and Frankfurt. She has recorded numerous plays and dramatizations of novels for the radio, including winners of the Peabody Award. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In naming Kellgren a "Golden Voice," "AudioFile" magazine noted that she is a "marvel with accents...she is definitely a narrator to keep an ear out for." She lives in New York City. Contributor Bio:  Duerden, Susan Susan Duerden, an Audie Award winning audiobook narrator, has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for her work. She has also played critically acclaimed, award-winning theatrical roles. Recent work includes a recurring role on ABC's "Lost" and the feature films "Lovewrecked" and "Flushed Away" for DreamWorks. Contributor Bio:  Lee, John British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian. He has won numerous Audie Awards and "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" in 2009. Contributor Bio:  Malcolm, Graeme Malcolm Graeme has appeared on and off Broadway in "Aida, The King and I, " Lincoln Center's "Hapgood, " and "M. Butterfly" (National Tour). His television appearances include "Law & Order, Follow the River, " and "Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson" (with Laurence Olivier). Film credits include "A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, " and "Reunion."Contributor Bio:  Crossley, Steven Steven Crossley has recorded over two hundred audiobooks and has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, his audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction. Contributor Bio:  Prebble, Simon Simon Prebble has worked extensively on British and American television as both actor and narrator. Contributor Bio:  Barber, Nicola A British voice actress with over a decade of experience, Nicola Barber has won two Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine for her audio book narration and has recorded national radio spots for Verizon Wireless, Virgin Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, as well as a national TV commercial for Oatmeal Crisp. She specializes in commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, phone systems, and training videos. Nicola has narrated over a dozen audio books for authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Maureen Johnson.

Medie Lydbog     MP3-CD   (CD med MP3-filer)
Udgivet 30/06-2015
ISBN13 9781501257650
Label Audible Studios on Brilliance
Mål 170 × 135 × 13 mm
Vægt 68 gram

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