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Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories Audiobook
Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories
Written by: 
Edgar Allan Poe
Narrated by: 
Bob Thomley
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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    Rebecca 11-10-12
    Rebecca 11-10-12 Member Since 2009

    Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!

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    "The Many Sides of Poe"

    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.

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    nina MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, United States 02-14-12
    nina MILLEDGEVILLE, GA, United States 02-14-12
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    "Wow."
    Would you listen to Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories again? Why?

    Yes, many times


    What other book might you compare Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories to and why?

    Poe was the Stephen King of his time.


    What about Bob Thomley’s performance did you like?

    He put much feeling into all the characters


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No but I could not stop in the middle of a story


    Any additional comments?

    Man what a sick mind this man had to come up with these stories.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bryon 07-12-16
    Bryon 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    I like the works of Poe, but the narration ruined it for me. I didn't much care for his voice and his pacing and over all performance ruined it for me

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    debra starr 05-25-16
    debra starr 05-25-16 Member Since 2016

    Happily married mother of three. Avid reader. Love Audible!

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    "What a Gem!"

    A wonderful collection of Poe's short stories expertly performed (and this is no small feat!) I thoroughly enjoy each perfectly-lengthed story, and feel as though receiving this for free finds me guilty of some crime of petty thievery! If you enjoy Poe, it's a must-listen. If you haven't read Poe since high school, it's all but mandatory that you revisit these works here. Enjoy!

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    Michael D. Elder 04-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An excellent collection and a fantastic reader."

    An excellent collection of poetry and a fantastic reader in Bob Tomley. I enjoyed getting in the car and listening to the words over and over again.

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    Larry Jurupa Valley, CA, United States 03-24-16
    Larry Jurupa Valley, CA, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader.... er listener.

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    "There is oh so much crammed into this one."

    This is one of the first collections that I have found the most of Poe's works. The Narrator did a good job but at times it felt like everything bled together. Probably a good idea to listen to one story at a time to break up the tracks.

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    Amazon Customer Midwest 03-21-16
    Amazon Customer Midwest 03-21-16 Member Since 2015

    We Rock

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    "God-Father of Horror"

    I'm also a big fan of HP Lovecraft. But I'd have to tip my hat at Edgar Allan Poe. For who knows who may not have been inspired to write horror were it not for Poe. Horror writers come and go, but only the great live..."Evermore!"

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    Robert Gilmore 03-09-16

    The oldest story in the book

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    "Pure Genius"
    Would you listen to Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories again? Why?

    I could listen to his stories over & over and be totally entertained and never bored


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    The Black Cat


    Have you listened to any of Bob Thomley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never have


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Make me understand how life could be dark. His words are magic in their flow


    Any additional comments?

    My Favorite Author

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    Anthony Tortorici 03-07-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Poe needed anti-depressants or a good hug"
    Where does Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Actually very low - the reason isn't because its a poor collection. It is the way Poe writes. It is dark, dismal, and very depressing. I knew this going into the collection and the writing is so famous. I wanted to experience his writings. I am very happy I did, but it is not my style.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Some of the characters were very interesting and I felt that I could see some of this happening.


    What does Bob Thomley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't comment on this. Bob was good but the content was so different that I can't give a fair assessment. I will withhold any opinion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me want to go home and curl up in a ball and never face the world again. What a depressed poor man. Poe needed his mommas to hug him more. She missed that part while reading the book "how to raise happy children."


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to mark a classic set of stories off your bucket list get this book. If you are just thinking about it because you are interesting "think gray cloudy days". If you just love Poe and want the collection call your mother and ask for a hug. You are loved, you really are :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Stromme MISSOULA, MT, US 01-09-16
    Daniel Stromme MISSOULA, MT, US 01-09-16
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    "Enthusiastic performance. Unlistenable production."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wouldn't change the content or the enthusiastic performance but the high and low audio levels makes it nearly impossible to listen to. Be prepared to keep your pointer on the level controls as it goes from inaudible to blasting the eardrums at the drop of the hat.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Inaudible to ear blasting audio levels.


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