The Bloody Red Baron : Anno Dracula

  • by Kim Newman
  • Narrated by William Gaminara
  • Series: Anno Dracula
  • 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A brand-new edition with an additional novella, this critically-acclaimed, best-selling sequel to Anno Dracula will keep you mesmerised from beginning to end.
It is 1918 and Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The war of the great powers in Europe is also a war between the living and the dead. As ever, the Diogenes Club is at the heart of British Intelligence and Charles Beauregard and his protégé Edwin Winthrop go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is The Bloody Red Baron...
Written by popular novelist and movie critic Kim Newman, The Bloody Red Baron takes the story forward into the 20th century.

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What the Critics Say

"Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them… Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead.” -(New York Times)
“Powerful...compelling entertainment...a fiendishly clever banquet of dark treats.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Politics, horror, and romance are woven together in this brilliantly imagined and realized novel. Newman's prose is a delight, his attention to detail is spellbinding." (Time Out)

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Customer Reviews

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A Worthy Sequel

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bloody Red Baron to be better than the print version?

Better? No. But it is a great companion to the print version. The depth of the presented world forces me to constantly look things up if I'm using the print copy, but the audio version allows me to just enjoy the story for what it is.


What other book might you compare The Bloody Red Baron to and why?

The only thing I could compare this too is the rest of Anno Dracula line and other works that toe the Wold Newton line such as Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.


Have you listened to any of William Gaminara’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This performance is easily as good as the one he offered for Anno Dracula. I was happy to have him back for this one. It makes the experience that much better when you have a quality narrator across an entire series.


Any additional comments?

Like Anno Dracula before it, this book is a lot of fun. The more you know about classic literature and World War I history, the better it gets as there's a lot of geekery to be had. If you don't know any of it, don't let that scare you away. This book is so much fun, it'll make you want to learn more to see how it fits together. When you get in that mood for "something different," this series fits the bill perfectly.

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- Troy "Say something about yourself!"

Good but...

As much as I thoroughly enjoyed Anno Dracula, and was prepared for this sequel, something was lacking. I think overall it's hard to keep up the standards in series due in part to the fact that whatever newness made the original stand out, isn't new anymore. I still like the historical allusions and all the blending of real and imaginary/fictional characters, but I think the first one had it, and don't know if I'll go on if more show up in this set. I am looking forward to the Sherlock blend Newman has in Hound of D'Urbervilles and will try it.
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- Darryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios