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The Cask of Amontillado | [Edgar Allan Poe]

The Cask of Amontillado

The bloody-minded Montresor leads the pompous Fortunato deep into the catacombs, seeking the famed Amontillado wine. Here we have one of Poe’s most terrifying, and most “beloved” tales. Revenge and pomposity commingle beneath the river’s bed, leading to a delightfully sinister conclusion.
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The bloody-minded Montresor leads the pompous Fortunato deep into the catacombs, seeking the famed Amontillado wine. Here we have one of Poe’s most terrifying, and most “beloved” tales. Revenge and pomposity commingle beneath the river’s bed, leading to a delightfully sinister conclusion.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

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    RedMozi WY 10-09-14
    RedMozi WY 10-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Giggity!"

    I started studying this story in Middle/High school. Wrote several papers/analysis on it and have since grown to really enjoy the dark mind that was Poe. Reminds me of my favorite film director Tim Burton. If you enjoy Burton's work, Poe will not disappoint. My only complaint then (and still today) is the verbiage from that particular era of poetry/writing. Unfortunately, that will never change. Perhaps a translation into new era english is in order?

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    Amazon Customer 07-14-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "It's alright"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It could go either way. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it. It was an interesting read for class, but nothing that I ever would have read otherwise. It was more interesting than some of his other writings.


    Would you recommend The Cask of Amontillado to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure, if I had a friend that loved Poe in general then I would recommend this short.


    What aspect of B.J. Harrison’s performance would you have changed?

    The performance was pretty spot on in my opinion, very animated. There are some better performances and readings (even dramatizations) on YouTube available for free.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, of course not. But I did see a funny dramatization and reading on YouTube with the actor that played the dad in the Home Alone movies. It was better than listening to this in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    Read it if you are a Poe fan, if not then pass.

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    Pamela Roseville, California, United States 01-23-14
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    "Wonderful to listen to."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cask of Amontillado to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The element of not really knowing the context of the story. Gives you so much to consider.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderfully read.

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