Dracula (version 3)

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

(4.6 stars; 262 reviews)

Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. - Summary by wikipedia (15 hr 58 min)


01-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 33:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
02-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 31:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
03-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 34:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
04-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 33:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
05-Letters—Lucy and Mina 20:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
06-Mina Murray’s Journal 33:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
07-Cutting from “The Dailygraph,” 8 August 36:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
08-Mina Murray’s Journal 36:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
09-Mina Murray’s Journal 35:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
10-Letter, Dr. Seward to Hon. Arthur Holmwood 37:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
11-Lucy Westenra’s Diary 30:16 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
12-Dr. Seward’s Diary 43:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
13-Dr. Seward’s Diary 39:02 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
14-Mina Harker’s Journal 37:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
15-Dr. Seward’s Diary 35:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
16-Dr. Seward’s Diary 29:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
17-Dr. Seward’s Diary 34:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
18-Dr. Seward’s Diary 41:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
19Jonathan Harker’s Journal 33:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
20-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 34:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
21-Dr. Seward’s Diary 35:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
22-Jonathan Harker’s Journal 31:29 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
23-Dr. Seward’s Diary 33:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
24-Dr. Seward’s Phonograph Diary, spoken by Van Helsing 37:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
25-Dr. Seward’s Diary 39:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
26-Dr. Seward’s Diary 42:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
27-Mina Harker’s Journal 46:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)


Very good

(4.5 stars)

Excellent story. Great reading. A little odd to hear a female voice narrating mostly men's journals, but I got used to it. Thank you Kara for your time to do this.

read excellently

(4.5 stars)

Reader is quiet excellent! Love this book and thoroughly enjoyed hearing Sarah read it.

Good reader good book but....

(3 stars)

The reader was so great but she kept swallowing loudly and incessantly throughout the book. Right into the mic. It sounds like a silly thing to complain about but she was literally in my ear and it drove me nuts. Without that I would have given her 5 stars. The book was great. I've been resistant to reading it, probably because it is so widely known and (poorly) adapted. I'm also not a huge fan of epistolary novels, or novels made up of journal entries that have been stitched together. However, it really works here, and each character brings something interesting to the story.

16 hours have never gone by so quickly

(5 stars)

Loved the story and the reader. So sad to get to the end. I already miss the characters.

Well read

(4 stars)

Excellently read and an enjoyable book. The only hindrance I may suggest that this book is written as journal entries, letters and memos in its entirety by different characters, so if the print option is available it may be easier to follow as a casual listen/reader, but the narrator does a great job nonetheless

great reading, classic tale

(5 stars)

this reading of Stoker's Classic Gothic novel is well read and not to be missed. if you don't want an ensemble recording this one is for you!

Well read and exciting

(4.5 stars)

You could tell the voice actor really enjoyed her work, which made the story more enjoyable. There were a few background sounds, but overall very good.


(4 stars)

Kara Shallenberg does an excellent reading of this novel. Thank you Ms. Shallenberg for all the time you put into this. For the most part I enjoyed the story very much although there were times I wanted the author to just get on with it! There were also some unanswered questions such as : how did Harker escape from the castle,who drugged the maid's drinks the night Lucy died, and how did Lucy survive all those transfusions of different blood types? I also felt that Renfield was not really necessary to the story. Still, the novel was a very pleasant listening experience. Thank you Libavox for making these classic novels available to all.