This was difficult to follow...just did not know what story I was listening to nor did I have any idea where/how to go to a specific story.
Have access to some sort of index.
The recording of the stories was great...just wished I could have been able to pick and choose which ones I wanted to listen to...
still tilting at windmills, after all of these years.
... has some abridgements and is impossible to navigate without tom's table of contents.
i will reproduce it here with many thanks to it's creator (see tom in another review):
1.) 0:10 - 2:03 To -----
2.) 2:03 - 3:10 Alone
3.) 3:15 - 6:23 The City in the Sea
4.) 6:28 - 31:20 Berenice
5.) 31:25 - 55:28 The Fall of the House of Usher *
6.) 55:30 - 1:44:27 Ligeia
7.) 1:44:30 - 1:46:49 excerpt from The Fall of the House of Usher
8.) 1:46:55 - 2:18:43 The Pit and the Pendulum
9.) 2:18:46 - 2:35:27 The Masque of the Red Death
10.) 2:35:33 - 2:49:37 The Tell-Tale Heart
11.) 2:49:40 - 3:45:27 The Gold Bug
12.) 3:45:30 - 4:12:19 The Black Cat
13.) 4:12:25 - 4:20:58 The Raven
14.) 4:21:03 - 4:38:00 The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
15.) 4:38:01 - 4:54:07 The Cask of Amontillado
16.) 4:54:13 - 4:58:23 The Bells
17.) 4:58:28 - 5:00:35 Annabel Lee
18.) 5:00:40 - 5:01:19 Eldorado
19.) 5:01:25 - 5:16:00 The Imp of the Perverse
20.) 5:16:06 - 5:31:22 Morella
i know it is a gargantuan task for audible to provide all of this material, so i forgive them their small problems.
that said, the narration is terrific and if you go to sleep with this, your nightmares will be of the most wonderful kind.
I would listen to this book again because it was very well performed and I've always found that listening to Poe better than reading the printed work.
My favorite story by Poe is "Fall of the House of Usher" and Rathbone does a great job bringing the stories to life.
They read the stories at a rate of speed that made it possible for Poe's rather odd style and vocabulary to be better understood.
I would take the poor tormented soul from "The Raven" out to dinner to help him cope with the loss of fair Lenore.
The problem with this book is the lack of titles at the beginning of the stories and poems. The publisher should add a narrator to state the title of each segment so that the listener knows what story or poem is being performed--perhaps with some creepy background music to set the mood. The audio quality could also be improved.
Say something about yourself!
right up there
I love a good classic, often off colored like Poe. It's nice for me to get lost in an afternoon with something different.
Vincent Price brings the story to life. His voice makes the whole experience.
While the expressive range is admirable, it's too quiet to hear most of the narration, and then often too loud. Hard to understand and hear, there are also as noted to obvious separations between stories or tracks.
Great material and a famous reader, but not a worthy purchase or listen as an audio experience.
I could not listen to this book as it continuously crashed my audible mobile app. I tried deleting and downloading a fresh file twice with no success. Something seriously is wrong with this book as this has not happened to any other book I have read on Audible Mobile app. That would include about 40 books over the past two years.
First, the stories are by Edgar Allen Poe so DEF NO COMPLAINTS HERE!! Then second, just take a look-see at the narrators..the legendary Mr. Vincent Price and Mr. Basil Rathbone! You just can't get any better than that!! I LOVE it!!