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Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories | [Edgar Allan Poe]

Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories

All of Edgar Allan Poe’s great short stories in one 16-hour collection.
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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"

Download the accompanying reference guide.

(P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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    Amazon Customer Visalia, CA United States 03-17-15
    Amazon Customer Visalia, CA United States 03-17-15

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    "Love me some EAP!"

    All stories of course outstanding. Thomley does a fine job reading. No real performance. Recommended.

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    stephen 03-07-15
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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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    Adam 02-26-15
    Adam 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ugh"

    I can't understand why Poe is so famous and taught in school... I cam understand why he was impoverished while he lived.

    Performance was good for the material.

    All the famous stories you already know are the best ones there.

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    Gina Johnson 02-18-15
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    "Not pleased"
    Would you try another book from Edgar Allan Poe and/or Bob Thomley?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


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    Romeo421 01-23-15
    Romeo421 01-23-15 Member Since 2014

    Hi

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    "great collection of stories everyone should read"

    Edgar Allan Poe is a phenomenal writer. Bob Thomley is great at narrating these classics. this collection should be in everyone's audible library. I do wish they would split it up so you could find specific stories to relisten to.

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    Kristian Szabo 05-07-14
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    "Narrator made me turn it off..."
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bob Thomley?

    I would have preferred anyone else than Bob Thomley.. I literally changed to the radio after 15 minutes because I couldn't listen to him mispronounce words and read like someone who would rather be doing something else.


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    Dan Perrysburg, OH, United States 05-06-14
    Dan Perrysburg, OH, United States 05-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Exceptionally Disappointing Listen"
    What disappointed you about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    Difficult listen. Unnecessarily complex and therefore not entertaining.


    What could Edgar Allan Poe have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This is not about the author, but instead the delivery.


    How could the performance have been better?

    More straight forward representation of Poe's works.


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

    Shortly after beginning a listen to audio-book, I put it away. It was not memorable other than for my disappointment with having made this purchase.


    Any additional comments?

    I chose this selection with the hope that I might experience some escape from daily complications and instead found that I had jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Just not fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 04-14-14
    F3EN PERU, IN, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2013

    Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.

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    "He's just a POE boy, from a POE family"
    What did you love best about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    this offered everything i love about POE.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Edgar allen Poe at all, you will definatly love this stories. check it out.

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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-02-13
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Probably too complete"

    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.

    Crossposted from Booklikes

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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