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The Historian (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
The Historian - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: Elizabeth Kostova, Joanne Whalley (Narrator), Martin Jarvis (Narrator), Dennis Boutsikaris (Narrator), Jim Ward (Narrator), Rosalyn Landor (Narrator), Robin Atkin Downes (Narrator)
 In this riveting debut of breathtaking scope, a young girl discovers her father's darkest secret and embarks on a harrowing journey across Europe to complete the quest he never could -- to find history's most legendary fiend: Dracula. When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781594830365
ISBN-10: 1594830363
Publication Date: 6/1/2005
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Adult
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Historian (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 21
Absolutely wonderful book! I honestly could not put it down and missed sleep reading this book. Yes, the writing style is a little different than what you're used to but I think that may help with the overall mood of the book. If you like history, following clues and a touch of horrific tension you'll adore this book.
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Helpful Score: 14
I enjoyed this book very much. I notice the reviews where people felt it was a slow read. Although it is a Vampire story, it is more of a historical novel. I love both types of books.If you just want o fnd out "what happens" you may feel impatient. This book is a travelogue, a mystery and a fascinating history of Eastern Europe. This is not a fluff book. I hope you'll give it a try.
reviewed The Historian (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
At times while reading the first half of this book, I felt impatient for "the story" to begin. It felt like too much detail, too much background. Looking back, I can see that each twig of detail was important, and was carefully placed to build a roaring bonfire by the story's end. This was a remarkable book, in the development of the story from the point of view of several characters, the view of the past through many layers of stories and sources, and the gradual accumulation of a subtle awareness in the reader's imagination of what might be happening that wasn't quite mentioned, wasn't exactly described, but was only hinted at. This is a book I look forward to reading again in a year or two.
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Helpful Score: 12
I really wanted to like this book. I got about halfway through it and could not finish. I loved the scenery descriptions and the writing, but the middle bogged down for me, and I could not finish it - as much as I wanted to. I have so many other books I could not wait to start, and once I did, I could not pick it back up.
reviewed The Historian (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 1105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
Interesting take on the Dracula history. A little long though - I didn't finish it. Writer needed to get to the point quicker than she did.
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reviewed The Historian (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 257 more book reviews
If you like your mystery to be solved amongst the library stacks, then this is the story for you. Lots of talking through riddles and ending up with Dracula being a compulsive collector of books! Story told in the now popular: remembered action and current action style.


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