Edgar yes, Bob no. The narration was hard to follow and he lost me. The language in these stories needs someone who doesn't race through and mispronounce words.
Pronunciations were poor, and he went far too fast. I found myself losing interest in the story simply because of the narration. The man's voice is fine and pleasant enough, but the flow just did not work for me.
Forty two short stories later, I can say that I'm not sorry I've reached this advanced age without having previously experienced a greater range of Poe's work. Of course there are the three that I was already very fond of - the Masque of the Red Death, the Tell Tale Heart, and the Raven. Of the rest, only Berenice and The Black Cat were actually engaging. 90% of the other stories were interminable rambling followed by a brief and unsatisfying payoff.
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This is a great collection, wonderfully narrated. But, and it is a huge but, there is no table of contents to help you find a specific story.
The listings of Chapter 1, Chapter 2 are useless when you're looking for a particular story.
The narrator is all wrong for reading Poe. If you just listen to the tone of his voice, and not to the words he is speaking, you might think you are listening to the complete works of Garrison Keillor, not the works of Edgar Allan Poe. This audio book is getting returned, I couldn't listen to more than a couple of stories.
A wonderful compilation of fantastical stories of an incredible poet! Bob Thomley, beautifully narrates, although his particular inflection in some areas was hard to get used to.
Mr. Thomley might be a perfect reader for other works but he is completely inappropriate for Poe. His voice is too ordinary and flat and the numerous mispronunciations are annoying.
love the book, not the narrator, they could have had a better narrator, his characters sounded far too similar and his voice is too nasally. But the structure and the stories were great