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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!
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.
This was well done! My only issue? NO TITLES. It goes from one poem to the next, one story to another, and not once do you know which poem/story you are listening to. Truly a shame.
These performers are amazing. They bring Poe to life. Each story and poem breathed and rose in these lively performances. Bravo!
This was difficult to follow...just did not know what story I was listening to nor did I have any idea where/how to go to a specific story.
Have access to some sort of index.
The recording of the stories was great...just wished I could have been able to pick and choose which ones I wanted to listen to...
right up there
I love a good classic, often off colored like Poe. It's nice for me to get lost in an afternoon with something different.
Vincent Price brings the story to life. His voice makes the whole experience.
While the expressive range is admirable, it's too quiet to hear most of the narration, and then often too loud. Hard to understand and hear, there are also as noted to obvious separations between stories or tracks.
Great material and a famous reader, but not a worthy purchase or listen as an audio experience.
It is really sad when something good is ruined because someone wasn't willing to take just a little extra time to finish the job right. This is just one big file. You can't skip to the next story, you have to hold the fast forward and slowly move through the entire collection. What a shame. Let's admit it audible, you won't show this review. But I hope at least you will consider fixing your product.
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