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    Young, impressionable Aubrey is fascinated by the enigmatic Lord Ruthven, and accompanies him on a tour to Europe. But Aubrey develops a growing distaste for Lord Ruthven’s sinister and grotesque conduct - especially as it concerns human blood.

    This novella, penned during that tempestuous night in Switzerland amongst such notables as Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley, served as the great inspiration for Bram Stoker to create Dracula. Discover the roots of vampirism in literature with award-winning narrator B. J. Harrison.

    Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison

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    • Tonya A. Simons
    • 14/12/2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

    If you like Dracula you will enjoy this. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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    • Ben H.
    • 15/10/2019

    Rich ground from which Dracula sprang.

    This short story, the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula, is rich with depth and meaning. Being written as a criticism of life and malevolence of Lord Byron the entire Vmapire genre, from Dracula on owes homage to this short, but exquisite work. I would have preferred a better reader, but B.J. read this better than the Mortal Immortal, so maybe there is growth here. Not so bad as to ruin the story, but certainly not the quality as other more prolific readers.

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    • Admiralu
    • 11/03/2020

    The First Vampire Tale, Tame by Our Standards

    When I learned that this book was the inspiration for Dracula, I decided that I had to read it. This is where the mythos began. Probably shocking in its day, it’s a tale of a man who finds his traveling companion Lord Reuven has a paranormal air about him and ruins the lives of many he comes in contact with. Mortally wounded by a shot to the shoulder, he swears the hero Aubrey to secrecy, Aubrey finds it difficult to keep his promise when the fiend returns and has sights on his sister. Needless to say it doesn’t end well. The elements of the vampire myth are here, but not yet perfected. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audiobook. BJ Harrison does a fantastic job narrating. Do note that the audiobook covers only the actual story, not the forward or afterward in this book.

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    • Rebecca
    • 13/08/2012

    Kicking it oldschool

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    I was a little worried before I downloaded this, since another reviewer had said the performance was terrible, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's appropriately dramatic in the right places and the perfect level of camp for this kind of story. Wonderful little story, good reading, and well worth a listen.

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    • Abdullah Al Ghanimi
    • 26/03/2021

    I am terrified of Vampyres now.

    I absolutely love how dreadful the atmosphere, as presented by the author. It is romantic in feel, yet you constantly remember what you are reading/listening to. The performance is all the better for it. Props for the actor.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 08/12/2020

    Very fun listen!

    BJ Harrison dors a fantastic job with this story. I love the wroting and the way that they story builds uo to a creepy conclusion.

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    • TARA
    • 24/12/2018

    Waste of money

    Don’t buy. Save your money or credit for a better audio book. Weak plot line. Speaker basically monotone during performance. Very boring audio book.

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    • Rickapolis
    • 17/12/2011

    Read it instead

    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    'Vampyre' is an interesting story, one of the earliest vampire stories published. I listened to it just after I listened to 'Carmilla' to try to get the flow of the progression of the vampire tales. Carmilla is a better story, in my opinion. I found Vampyre a little too predictable, but then perhaps I'm spoiled from all the blood sucker books I've read (and movies I've seen) over the years. The big downfall, by far, is the narration of B.J. Harrison. His expression is very poor and his emphasis misplaced. I think he might do well with some childrens books, but I'm not even sure of that. I cannot recommend him at all. Since his is the only version of Vampyre available on Audible I suggest you read this story. I believe you will be better satisfied.

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