The collection of stories amassing five hours of recording on five CDs pleasantly killed the time on an long road trip.
Read artfully and wittily by talented voice actor Rupert Degas, the more suspenseful than frightening tales ranged from the macabre ("The Burial of the Rats") to the classic ghost story ("The Judge's House").
Other stories in the collection are: "The Squaw," "The Secret of the Growing Gold," "The Gipsy Prophecy," "The Coming of Abel Behenna," "A Dream of Red Hands" and "Crooken Sands"
Naxo AudioBooks released the collection in October 2012 - just in time for Halloween.
The collection of Stoker's memorable stories as well as his classic gothic novel "Dracula," among other titles, are also available for digital download for $23 (see website link below). The collection is also available in "hard copy" audio CD format for $34.98.
To learn more about the collection, purchase a download, or listen to an audio sample, click here.
Book summary, from the publisher:
|ABRAHAM "BRAM" STOKER|
He attributed some of his more creative ideas to a long, unknown illness that kept him bedridden in his early childhood until the age of 7.
During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Interesting sidenote: Stoker's original research notes for "Dracula" are kept by the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.
Rupert Degas, a versatile and charismatic audiobook reader, has read a substantial list of books for Naxos AudioBooks, notably Haruki Murakami’s "A Wild Sheep Chase," "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" and "Dance Dance Dance," Kafka’s "The Trial," Cormac McCarthy’s "The Road," Rose Tremain’s "Restoration," Tom McNab’s Flanagan’s "Run," and "The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.