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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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    Anna kansas City, KS, United States 02-27-13
    Anna kansas City, KS, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    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

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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    ZOLTAN 11-10-12
    ZOLTAN 11-10-12
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    "Long and challenging but hearty and entertaining!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! It's perhaps the best way to get to know Edgar Allan Poe's works.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The incredible richness and wit that characterizes EAP! While I was somewhat turned off by the complexity of the first stories, once I got used to the increased stimulus of the intellect (it was about time!) I really enjoyed it!


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

    Bob Thomley's voice, pace and interpretation of various characters and styles are superb! Please forgive him for his french and latin, after all he is an anglophone!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Short adventures by Edgar Allan Poe.


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for something a bit more challenging than the mainstream, yet not overwhelming, this is it. If rich language and delightful reading appeal to you, this is it.

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    Carol 11-01-12
    Carol 11-01-12
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    "Edgar's stories deserve a better reader better"
    What disappointed you about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    The reader. I'm a life long fan of Edgar Allan Poe's stories but could get past the first few minutes of a few stories before I gave up. The reader doesn't breathe life (or death) into any of the stories. Very disappointing. Give me Vincent Price any day.


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    theresa 09-16-12
    theresa 09-16-12
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    "Poe is a classic, unfortunate choice of narrator"
    What disappointed you about Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories?

    The narrator had good material to work with, but he just reads, delivering a flat performance. A little involvement in the stories would be appreciated.


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

    Lou Diamond Phillips would do a good job. I haven't heard too many other narrators to make any further suggestions.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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 6 people found this review helpful

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