"The Raven" is an appropriately supernatural poem for the Halloween period. First published in 1845, it has long been a favorite of Edgar Allan Poe enthusiasts.
Expertly voiced by Phillip J. Mather, this performance brings a musicality to the language of the poem, luring the listener into the desolate scene and keeping him spellbound as the tale unfolds.
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Yes I certainly would. ‘The Raven’ is a truly haunting supernatural poem written by Edgar Allen Poe, and with the incredibly deep and poignant voice of Phillip J. Mather it becomes more of a performance than narration.
Definitely when he hears the raven tapping. It is the story of a love lost, and of a man who sits pondering one winters evening, haunted by the death of his beloved Lenore. Then he hears a tapping and thinks there is someone at his door, however, no one is there and he then discovers a raven at his window. Upon letting it in, he concludes that it must have been an escaped pet bird as it appears to respond to him, but it only knows one word “nevermore.” However, he is a haunted man with a tortured soul who needs to talk, but will he find peace?
Phillip J. Mather brought this great classic poem, deep and full of hidden meaning wonderfully to life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful narration of this classic creepy supernatural poem.
I have to say that Mather's voice is like butter. Smooth and rich to listen while relaxing. I could listen to him all day. Glad to know he has recorded several other works.
What can one say? It is Poe!
He brings it to life. Audio books have a way of helping the brain paint a picture, at least for me. I have purchased a few that were a bother to get through because the person's voice just didn't click with the story. I suspect Mr. Mather could read a telephone book and make it sound interesting. Pleased as punch to have discovered him.
Yes it was.
I have looked at the other texts that this reader has done and will purchase a couple I would not have before because of who is reading it. Thanks!
Fascinating, dramatic and enthralling!
An amazing effort of wit and imagination
A flair for the dramatic
You will remember this movie "evermore"
I thoroughly enjoyed this excerpt, and the reading by Phillip Mather was like music!
The Raven is in my top 10
The story is a classic and Phillip J. Mather's narration of this classic is exquisite!
His voice is amazing!
Marvelously performed - Phillip J Mather's narration really brought the tale to life and imparted just the right amount of darkness
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