World-famous “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes faces a terrible crisis: a ring of criminal masterminds has threatened to loose thousands of plague-infected rats into the streets of London. But the Black Death isn’t Holmes’ only problem. A lone killer haunts the city. His calling card is a trail of corpses, drained of blood to the last drop.The key to solving both crimes rests in the hands of a mysterious nobleman recently returned to London on a personal matter. His name is Dracula.
The Count is quickly entangled in a web of evil that even his immortal powers may not be enough to breach. Holmes and Dracula soon come to the peculiar realization that they may be each other’s only hope.
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I love this book series
My favorite aspect of this is when you get a chapter from Dracula's point of view and then Watson's point of view. The way they see the same exact situation so drastically different is amusing and surprisingly realistic.
Dracula, naturally. As vicious and predatory as he might be and though he lies often he becomes a likable narrator. Notice the man he supposedly just wanted to disarm. He threw the rock, supposedly it hit the man's wrist, broke the wrist, bounced off and then hit the middle of the man's forehead, creating an in-ward dent and killing him. Rocks don't bounce like that, Dracula! He's clearly lying and it's written cleverly for the reader to catch Dracula's lies, particularly when you realize how differently Watson sees things from Dracula. But Dracula, again, is oddly likable.
I like the way Robin Bloodworth provides the voices and the occasional acting delivery that turns the audio book into more of a radio drama than just a reading of a book.
My favorite moment, though not exactly what I'd call moving, is the first confrontation with Sherlock Holmes when Sherlock uses Dracula's resting place to lure him to them.
I love this book series. I noticed the series as it is listed on Audibles is missing the final book. Book ten which is A Coldness in The Blood. I hope they eventually remember it. I also noticed Audibles accidentally has two listings for this book series. The New Dracula and New Dracula and for some reason only book 4 onward is in "New Dracula" while all of them are listed in "The New Dracula." Well, all but A coldness in The Blood. I'm concerned about A Coldness in The Blood not being listed. I hope that one gets an audio book release too, also read by Robin Bloodworth.
Anyone else notice how ironic it is that a book series told by Dracula is being read by a man named Bloodworth?
- Amanda Pike
Robin Bloodworth's narration is top notch!