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Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories Audiobook

Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories

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Publisher's Summary

Here are all of Edgar Allan Poe’s great short stories in one 16-hour collection. Also includes "The Raven". Stories included are:

  • "The Angel of The Odd"
  • "Berenice"
  • "The Black Cat"
  • "The Cask of Amontillado"
  • "The Maelstrom"
  • "Eleanora"
  • "The Facts in the Case Of M. Valdemar"
  • "The House of Usher"
  • "Hop Frog"
  • "Imp of the Perverse"
  • "Island of the Fay"
  • "Ligiea"
  • "Man of the Crowd"
  • "Message in a Bottle"
  • "The Masque of the Red Death"
  • "Mesmeric Revelation"
  • "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • "Never Be the Devil Your Head"
  • "The Oval Portrait"
  • "The Pit and the Pendulum"
  • "The Premature Burial"
  • "The Purloined Letter"
  • "Silence - A Fable"
  • "Some Words with a Mummy"
  • "The Spectacles"
  • "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather"
  • "The Tell Tale Heart"
  • "William Wilson"
  • "The Raven"

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(P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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    Kurt M. Douglass 12-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fan of Poes, not of the narrator"

    I am a longtime fan of Poe, and this is a great collection of his stories. Bob Thomley's narration is decent. I don't think it was as atrocious as some other reviewers have said, but his upbeat voice often seemed at odds with the dark tone of the stories. But for $3.00, I can't complain.

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    Amanda 12-14-15
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    "Love his stories"

    My favorites are:
    the raven
    the pit and the pendulum
    the murders in the rue morgue
    the premature burial
    the black cat
    the mask of the red death

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 11-23-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 11-23-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "NEVERMORE"

    A HUMAN TEAPOT
    First of all, my reviews are written with the blue collar reader in mind. I am a blue collar worker and I could not pretend to be otherwise. A lot of people say they love Poe, seriously? He wrote his stuff in the early 1800's and for that time I am sure it is great stuff. I find the language hard to understand, the stories take forever to get to the point and the ending is often disappointing. Here is how one of his most famous stories, (The Murders in The Rue Morgue) starts out. THE MENTAL FEATURES DISCOURSED OF AS THE ANALYTICAL, ARE, IN THEMSELVES BUT LITTLE SUSCEPTIBLE OF ANALYSIS. It goes on and on like that. If you have a lot of time, you might, like I do with Shakespeare, want to sit down and slowly read and absorb his writings. I believe you would get more out of it that way.

    SUPERCILIOUS LIPS
    One must also remember, that in Poe's time to write a story in which someone dies was considered scary. He had some really great ideas, that were not always followed through with. In one story he mesmerizes someone as they are dying and he actually dies, but does not die. He is kept in this state for months, but we never find out what life after death is like. The scary part is that he should be dead, but is kept in the mesmerized state for months. For 48 to 69 cents you can get these stories individually. The Tell Tale Heart is a masterpiece and is very easy to understand. I really liked The Black Cat. The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether was entertaining and thought provoking. For me the 26 other stories were a waste of my time. The whole collection is cheap, but time consuming.

    READ BY BOB THOMLEY
    You get to hear that before each and every story, because these are sold separately. I thought Bob's performance was excellent and helped in the understanding of the written word.

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    Donna Western Colorado 11-10-15
    Donna Western Colorado 11-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrible narrator!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    jole 10-26-15
    jole 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A Classic that should not be overlooked!"

    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.

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    Mark Fullman 09-02-15
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    "Poe is awesome"

    Narration did not deter the greatness of Poe. The characters were portrayed accurately. Audible books are a great idea.

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    Lee 07-08-15
    Lee 07-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Wrong narrator for this book - find another option"
    Would you try another book from Edgar Allan Poe and/or Bob Thomley?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


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    Mall cop extraordinaire 03-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "love Poe not Bob"

    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

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    Bruce Herr Santa Fe, New Mexico 11-15-13
    Bruce Herr Santa Fe, New Mexico 11-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "A Mixed Bag of Poe"

    This production is a mixed bag.

    Contents: This is not a "complete" collection of Poe's short stories, but it does cover the highlights. It is accompanied by a helpful downloadable .pdf file listing the contents.

    Subject Matter: If you like Poe, this is a representative collection of his best-known works. IMHO, Poe hasn't aged well. His preoccupation with beautiful women, death, and the macabre seems tame and predictable by today's standards. But these stories paved the way for much that came later, including Sherlock Holmes and the Gothic horror genre. A few of the tales are humorous, but the humor plays off particular mid-nineteenth-century preoccupations and interests, and seems dated and forced.

    Performance: The narration is poor. I suspect that this is an old production made during the early days of audio books. I agree with other reviewers who note that the narrator frequently mispronounces words, both foreign and English. I disagree with the reviewers who think the narrator has an appropriate style -- I thought he was overly dramatic and florid. I think the horror and surprise of these stories could have been better conveyed by underplaying, rather than overplaying, the drama.

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    kymberly 04-29-13
    kymberly 04-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "First time with Poe"
    What disappointed you about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    I found this book hard to follow. This is my first time reading/hearing Poe and it was probably and overly ambitious first shot. This isn't a read/listen that I would recommend if you've never had any introduction/experience with Poe as some listeners may have to grab a dictionary for reference quite often.


    Would you recommend Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories to your friends? Why or why not?

    If they are already familiar or would like a challenge, sure.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bob Thomley?

    Not sure, I think someone with a voice like James Earl Jones, since he's got a deep,commanding voice that would fit for Poe's dark poetry.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    I didn't finish the book so I cannot say what I'd delete/edit.


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