For some odd reason I just kept tuning out. Something about the reading of this collection of stories.
What I like to read is varied. Mostly, I like non-fiction, because even at the age of 57, I can't seem to learn enough about the world around me. I especially love reading about people, and history certainly draws my attention. However, at certain times a novel will work to, especially from the collection of classics.
Oh I have always loved read the works of Poe, but could never myself read them as well as Mr. Thomley. He did a superb job of reading Mr. Poe's words in a manner and style that would have made Poe proud. The collection of sbort stories and poetry was an excellant selection. If you love Edgar Allen Poe you will love listening to this collection.
Too many stories to answer for each one. My favorite stories are and have always been "The Telltale Heart" and "The Raven."
The male voice so well trained or equilpped to deliver Poe's words as if Poe were speaking them himself.
Oh I would invite that beguiling raven to come to dinner and see if I could coax out any words besides "Never More."
Well worth buying. I am honored to have it in my collection!
Very dark. Twisted.
Narrator was unfortunate. Bland.
If you like dark stories this is your book.
T'was like revisiting an old friend.
The use of the english language, it is a lost art to use words so well.
The Raven of course
No, it is best savored over time
Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!
Edgar Allen Poe's writing was more varied than I thought. This collection has his 28 short stories plus the poem "The Raven".
I was pleasantly surprised by some of his humorous stories - such as "The Angel of Odd", "Some Words with a Mummy" and "The Spectacles". I also really enjoyed his Dupin stories that were predecessors of the detective genre and said to directly influence Arthur Conen Doyle's Sherlocke Holmes ("The Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter").
But Poe is at his best with gothic horror - "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Black Cat", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and more.
Audio book is recent (2011) and narrated very well by Bob Thomley.
Yes! It's perhaps the best way to get to know Edgar Allan Poe's works.
The incredible richness and wit that characterizes EAP! While I was somewhat turned off by the complexity of the first stories, once I got used to the increased stimulus of the intellect (it was about time!) I really enjoyed it!
Bob Thomley's voice, pace and interpretation of various characters and styles are superb! Please forgive him for his french and latin, after all he is an anglophone!
Short adventures by Edgar Allan Poe.
If you're looking for something a bit more challenging than the mainstream, yet not overwhelming, this is it. If rich language and delightful reading appeal to you, this is it.
The reader. I'm a life long fan of Edgar Allan Poe's stories but could get past the first few minutes of a few stories before I gave up. The reader doesn't breathe life (or death) into any of the stories. Very disappointing. Give me Vincent Price any day.
The narrator had good material to work with, but he just reads, delivering a flat performance. A little involvement in the stories would be appreciated.
Lou Diamond Phillips would do a good job. I haven't heard too many other narrators to make any further suggestions.
Yes, many times
Poe was the Stephen King of his time.
He put much feeling into all the characters
No but I could not stop in the middle of a story
Man what a sick mind this man had to come up with these stories.