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"Superb renderings...[Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone] know this material well...and know how to make it chill the listener. It's a romp for them and a delight for us." (AudioFile)
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
While I love the narration, this collection lacks clear breaks between individual works. The titles are not even stated. Unless you recognize these works, you won't have a clue what you are hearing. Very disappointing.
These recordings are awe-inspiring, really great performances. It's as if Poe was made for the stage, for the echo of the studio. I like to play this on Halloween and other dark occasions!
Its Edgar Allan Poe and Vince Price!
Yes and its beautiful like always.
There is nothing wrong with this book itself. Its the audio file that is awful.
This is a dream combination of authors and narrators! However the audio file itself is almost useless. There are no titles given for each entry so you simply have to know as a Poe fan which story you are listening to. Also for at least the house of usher section it is not the whole story. I'm aware this audio collection was originally sold my barns and noble so i don't know if something had to be cut out to avoid copy right issues but i'll be returning this book shortly because of the quality of the file.
Especially when read by the fantabulous Vincent Price and Borris Karloff. if all narraters put as much heart, soul and emotion into their reading of books, it would make every audio book sooooooo much better. :-D
I really enjoy creepy, dark stories. No one wrote them better than Poe. And the narration by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone is masterful!
There is not comparison to AEP.
Anytime Vincent Price speaks.
Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone reading Edgar Allan Poe is just awesome! Being a fan of Hammer Horror movies, this is just a treat. I loved this reading. I can't wait to listen to it again in October!
And Buffalo George
As mentioned others--Price and Rathbone provide a masterful performance; however, the formatting is grossly unusable, especially to those not already intimately familiar with the works of Poe. I have little to add by way of content review...Poe's masterful. Copyright 2000 by Harper Collins Publishers, this performance is so poor that it makes you wonder how it could have lasted for 14 years and stupid people like me keep buying it.
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