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I actually feel bad about making this review but, this book is so horrible that I feel cheated. I saw it in Barnes and Noble and wanted to buy it but knew that somehow it was going to be in audiobook format. I used a credit to get this book and now, I want it back. There is such a difference between the historical Dracula and the character that "Bram" Stoker created. It seems as if Dacre and Holt took more from Coppola's version than Bram's. I'm really let down by this book. I expected more from a Stoker, but then again, talent doesn't always run in the lineage. This is one book I'd like to erase from my memory.
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First, this is a very entertaining book with a flawless narration by Simon Prebble. I enjoyed it immensely. Less of a sequel and more of a "re-imagining," this novel is built on the premise that Bram Stoker, in his original book, distorted the truth about the ancient vampire's motives and purpose. Prince (not Count) Dracula, it turns out, has been grossly misunderstood. Successful in capturing the mood and tone of the original, "Dracula the Un-Dead" also brings back the first book's principal characters, rejoining their lives 25 years after the events of the previous book. Though the story suffers from a few disturbing inconsistencies and several plot twists and action scenes obviously designed for Hollywood, it is a commendable effort that should please most fans of the original Bram Stoker novel.
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