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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"

Download the accompanying reference guide.

(P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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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
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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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    Dee kansas City, KS, United States 02-27-13
    Dee kansas City, KS, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "i don't know We'er why..."
    Any additional comments?

    For some odd reason I just kept tuning out. Something about the reading of this collection of stories.

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    Vicki Piketon, OH, United States 02-20-13
    Vicki Piketon, OH, United States 02-20-13

    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.

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    "Gives Juctice to Mr. Poe"
    What made the experience of listening to Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Too many stories to answer for each one. My favorite stories are and have always been "The Telltale Heart" and "The Raven."


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

    The male voice so well trained or equilpped to deliver Poe's words as if Poe were speaking them himself.


    If you could take any character from Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Oh I would invite that beguiling raven to come to dinner and see if I could coax out any words besides "Never More."


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth buying. I am honored to have it in my collection!

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    Alec Studio City, CA, United States 02-08-13
    Alec Studio City, CA, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Alec

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    "Not so great reader."
    If you could sum up Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent stories


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

    Very dark. Twisted.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was unfortunate. Bland.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like dark stories this is your book.

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    tony TUCSON, AZ, United States 01-30-13
    tony TUCSON, AZ, United States 01-30-13
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    "totally awesome!"

    great reader, great price! loved these stories kept me on the edge of my seat! classic. very well done.

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    Paul Happy Valley, OR, United States 12-08-12
    Paul Happy Valley, OR, United States 12-08-12
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    "Poe remembered and remembered well"
    What did you love best about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    T'was like revisiting an old friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The use of the english language, it is a lost art to use words so well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Raven of course


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

    No, it is best savored over time


    Any additional comments?

    N/A

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