A selection of Poe’s greatest tales: "The Purloined Letter", "The Thousand and Second Tale of Scheherazade", "A Descent into the Maelstrom", "Von Kempelen and His Discovery", "Mesmeric Revelation", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valedemar", "The Black Cat", "The Fall of the House of Usher", "Silence", "The Mask of the Red Death", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Imp of the Perverse", "The Island of the Fey", "The Assignation", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Premature Buria"l, The Domain of Arnheim", "Landor's Cottage", "William Wilson", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "Berenice", and "Eleonora".
Public Domain (P)2014 Trout Lake Media
The narrator has a droning monotone and speaks much too quickly. It's like he doesn't understand or refuses to place emphasis on any words at all. I don't understand - Poe is such rich material. He takes no breaks, he doesn't pause, he doesn't let any word or phrase have meaning, I have never heard anything like it.
I have not heard another audio book like this one.
I wouldn't have cut anything, just better directed the narrator to show some emotion. Just because the text is several hundred years old doesn't mean it has to be read in a stilted and formal tone.
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