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Where does The Lair of the White Worm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This one is average, which is very good. That is why I am a Platinum Member. Very few disappointments with audible books. Wonderful narrator. Interesting story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lair of the White Worm?
Lady Arabella gliding along. Creepy. Can't say more or give away the story.
Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I don't recognize his name, but his Australian accent was right on for Adam.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Caswell tried to mesmerize the two sisters Lilla and Mimi and Lady Arabella and Oolanga try to help them, but Adam is able to stop them from hurting the girls. Wonderfully atmospheric.
Any additional comments?
I had read Dracula and listened to the Audible version (which is excellent). I wanted to try more Stoker and was delighted to find this one. Next year, I will probably invest in his shorter stories. He was quite an author. A new favorite of mine.
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Wow. I read a lot of classics and am therefore used to racism, but this takes it to another level. I will not be finishing this. Absolutely insufferable. Tired of Stoker's tedious over-explaining of people's thoughts as well. His obsession with physiognomy leaves no room for surprise about a person's character or motives either, since they are already set in stone by their appearance.
I am beginning to see why Dracula is his only popular book. I enjoyed the Mummy as well, but The Lair of The White Worm badly needed an editor.
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a classic. However, the Lair of the White Worm suffers from a story that is at times incomprehensible. It feels abridged, although it is not. As a result, it is frustrating, as there are some nice ideas in the story, but as a whole it fails to make any sense. This was a shame, as the narrator did an excellent job, especially acting out the villainous Edgar Caswell.