The prequel toDracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel,Draculis a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s – and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
It is 1868, and a 21-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here….
A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents’ Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen – a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen – and that the nightmare they’ve thought long ended is only beginning.
A riveting novel of Gothic suspense,Draculreveals not only Dracula’s true origin, but Bram Stoker’s – and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.
Read by a full cast:
Pete Bradbury, Narrator
Vikas Adam, as Bram Stoker
Saskia Maarleveld, as Matilda Stoker
Raphael Corkhill, as Thornley Stoker
Alana Kerr Collins, as Ellen
Allan Corduner, as Arminius Vambry
Narrator: Pete Bradbury, Vikas Adam, Saskia Maarleveld, Raphael Corkhill, Alana Kerr Collins, Allan Corduner
Duration: 16 hours 25 minutes
Released: 18 Feb 2010
Publisher: Penguin Audio