Written in 1897, Dracula begins with a young English solicitor traveling to the castle of a Transylvanian count to conduct business – only to find he is a prisoner of a vampire. This compelling Gothic horror novel introduced the world to Count Dracula and established many of the vampire conventions that modern fantasy writers still embrace. Will Dracula spread his unholy curse, or will the heroic protectors prevail? Hayward’s rendering of this dark classic will linger in your ears.
About the Author:
Bram Stoker (1847-1873) began his writing career as a theater critic for the Dublin Evening Mail (co-owned by another horror writer – Sheridan Le Fanu). After penning a positive review of acclaimed English actor Henry Irving, the great man befriended him, and Stoker later became business manager of Irving’s London theater. It was there that he began writing Dracula.
About the Narrator:
Clive Hayward trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and has many West End credits, including Horace Hardwick in Top Hat (Aldwych) and Bernard Woolley in Yes, Prime Minister (Trafalgar Studios). He’s recently completed a fourth season as a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. Clive’s audiobook recording of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein won him the coveted AudioFile Earphones Award.
Praise for other Alison Larkin Presents productions:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, read by Clive Hayward
“Hayward passionately narrates Shelley’s timeless novel… and convincingly depicts the story’s many supporting characters.”—AudioFile Magazine, Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, narrated by Alison Larkin
“Alison Larkin’s narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence. Her delicate voice and perfect accent sweep the listener… right into the lives of the characters.”—AudioFile Magazine, Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
Peter Pan and the Inconsiderate Waiter, by J.M. Barrie, narrated by Alison Larkin
“The well-known characters in the much-loved story of PETER PAN are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem.”—AudioFile Magazine, Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award