Meet the Vampires who started it all – the original Count Dracula, and his older female counterpart Carmilla – brought to compelling new life by award-winning narrators Clive Hayward and Alison Larkin.
Le Fanu’s tortured, powerful female vampire, Carmilla, has been terrifying generations with its themes of lesbian attraction, forbidden and dangerous desires, manipulation and misdirection. Le Fanu’s Carmilla inspired Bram Stoker to create his own vampire classic. Thus Dracula, written 26 years later, expanded and locked in many of the vampire-lore conventions that modern fantasy writers still embrace. Hayward and Larkin offer delicious new readings of these blood-chilling tales, followed by a fascinating interview about their process and reactions to the stories, straight from the London recording studio.