Powers of Darkness Audiobook By Bram Stoker, Valdimar Asmundsson, Hans Corneel de Roos, Dacre Stoker, John Edgar Browning cover art
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by Bram Stoker

  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Release date: 04-24-18
  • Language: English

Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery. In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker’s world-famous 1897 novel Dracula

Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, ‘Powers of Darkness’), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker’s preface to the book. 

However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Asmundsson’s story. In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Asmundsson hadn’t merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally reworked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker’s Dracula

Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now. Powers of Darkness presents the first ever translation into English of Stoker and Asmundsson’s Makt Myrkranna. With a foreword by Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew and best-selling author, and an afterword by Dracula scholar John Edgar Browning, Powers of Darkness will amaze and entertain legions of fans of Gothic literature, horror, and vampire fiction.

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Author

Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker, Hans Corneel de Roos, John Edgar Browning, Valdimar Asmundsson

Language

English

Length

7 hrs and 27 mins

Narrated by

Adam Verner, Derek Perkins, R. C. Bray, Ralph Lister, Robertson Dean

Release date

04-24-18

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