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First published in 1897, the novel Dracula by Irish author Bram Stoker has never been out of print. The popularity of the world's most notorious vampire, Count Dracula, has ensured that it has remained a timeless classic.
In this new reading, Michael Fassbender, Gillian Kearney, James D'Arcy and James Greene read the various diary accounts of the four main characters of Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing to relate the epic legend of the Transylvanian Count.
"Over the years, I have listened to many reading versions of Dracula. The problem with a single reader for the story is that it is not very convincing for a male reader to read Mina’s diaries. I am glad this BBC version finally got it right. With many readers giving their account of the story, the realistic and scary elements have been added to give listener a better feel of the story unfold. I hope in the future,multi-readers production can be a standard practice."
"Now this is the kind of bedtime story you want, laced with blood, horror, and sexually charged gothic opulence. Of course, you won't sleep a wink."
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Michael Fassbender - Jonathan Harker
Gillian Kearney - Mina Murray (Sweet Medicine, Forsyte Sage, Murder in Mind)
James D'Arcy - Dr Seward (W.E (2011),Screwed (2011), Master and Commander (2003), Wilde, Edward II, Nicholas Nickleby, Rebel Heart and P.O.W)
James Greene Dr Van Helsing (The Prince and the Pauper, Kavanagh QC, As Time Goes By, William and Mary)