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Midwest Book Review, December 2013

Abraham “Bram” Stoker…was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula…Stoker was a prolific writer who wrote a number of other chilling tales of suspense. Under the expert readership of Rupert Degas, nine of those stories have been collected in a 5 CD audio book edition. These anthologized stories include The Judge’s house; The Squaw; The Secret of the Growing Gold; The Gypsy Prophecy; The Coming of Abel Behenna; The Burial of the Rats; A Dream of Red hands and Crooked Sands; and the title piece, Dracula’s Guest. With its superb production values…“Dracula’s Guest and other Stories” is pure entertainment and a highly recommended addition to personal and community library audio book collections! © 2013 Midwest Book Review Read complete review



Sheri Melnick
AudioFile, May 2013

Rupert Degas demonstrates that he was the perfect choice of narrator for Bram Stoker’s collection of macabre short stories. Degas’s graceful use of pauses adds a deliciously suspenseful edge to each work. With impressive versatility, he fluidly transitions from harshly accented peasant to appropriately haughty nobleman. With a dramatic flair, he expertly delivers both hushed tones and frenzied exclamations. Degas is guaranteed to make listeners’ hearts race even when they already know what’s coming. His performance of these superb classics will enhance its appeal for any fan of nightmare adventure. © 2013 AudioFile



Alide Kohlhaas
The Seniors Review, March 2013

Naxos has now released Dracula’s Guest and other Stories. The title story has actually been a chapter deleted from Dracula. It makes a perfect short story. Eight other stories, read with chilling perfection by Rupert Degas, show Stoker is a master of the sinister. © 2013 The Seniors Review



Publishers Weekly, February 2013

The title story…is a splendid introduction to both Stoker and Degas. Within a few short passages, the experiences of English solicitor Jonathan Harker, on business in Europe, change dramatically…Without added sound effects, Degas makes the reader hear the threatening cries and quiet isolation Harker experiences after his driver abandons him as night falls. A versatile array of accents enables Degas to ably portray all the stories’ many characters. “Burial of the Rats,” in which a tourist to France must flee for his life, is another highpoint. © 2013 Publishers Weekly Read complete review






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