Carmilla


Read by Elizabeth Klett

(4.6 stars; 351 reviews)

Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(3 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 14:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 2 18:15 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 3 17:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 4 24:31 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 5 9:00 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 6 9:54 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 7 13:52 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 8 8:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 9 11:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 10 7:08 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 11 11:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 12 11:09 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 13 11:38 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 14 11:06 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 15 8:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Chapter 16 9:36 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Carmilla

(5 stars)

Went through the pain of registering yet another password, etc., etc. just to give high praise for this readers work, and the story. This book is engrossing and ahead of its time. Less dense than Dracula, but with a real sense of place and character. The reader does a fine job not only with the basics of reading for the audience, but protraying the character without getting in the way of the story. Thanks to this reader and I will be looking for more of her stuff.

Wonderful

(5 stars)

This story is such a dark and tragic love affair that my eyes watering just to think about it. Luv the story and the reading is exceptional. The girl that reads the book is fantastic and it made all the difference to the story. Her voice is compelling and made get lost into the story. For the record, I only register so I could give this review LoL,,, this is how much I liked this book and the quality of the recording.

WOW

(5 stars)

I have been a fan of Elizabeth since I listened to Goblin Market last year. That said, I don't know how much it influences my review but what a treasure. It is such a well written and romantic novella. The story is instantly engaging and the prose are poetic. It made me think of Mary Shelley more than once. This hidden jewel is definitely overlooked. A must read! A+

A beautiful classic read just perfect

(5 stars)

It feels like an age since I have wanted to read the book (inspired by Jane Austen's mentioning it in her novels). I just love the reading of Elizabeth Klett and am so happy to have listened to this one today! Thank you! !!!Spoiler alert!!! I have found the story really mellow and quite beautiful. Nothing scary, vulgar or impudent. Perfect! With exception of the killing scene, it might be read even by children ... more like teenagers, I assume.

Somewhat lacking

(3 stars)

I liked the reading, though at the beginning there were some uncertainness and too long pauses, which is a pity because I think she's one the best readers in the project. The story is sort of underwhelming, but worth a read.

No Sparkly Vampires Here

(5 stars)

Not usually a fan of the Vampire Genre, but this was great! Very entertaining, well written with engaging characters. Had no idea that there were any vampire stories that pre-dated Dracula- very glad that I decided to listen.

Amazing reader!

(5 stars)

The reader did an absolutely amazing job here. I remember reading Carmilla years ago but not liking it so much. But, listening to this wonderful reading made all the difference and now I actually love it! Great job!

Loved it!

(4.5 stars)

Well read and intriguing. Happy to find stories on this subject which predate Stoker. Some of the verbiage was a bit juvenile and repetitive but otherwise excellent. Will definitely be researching for the author's other works.