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Publisher's Summary

Gothic master Edgar Allan Poe's complete works are collected in this multivolume set by Blackstone Audio. Here are his short stories, detective fiction, and poems in all their mysterious and macabre glory. Also included are Poe's literary reviews and editorial musings, comprising an often caustic analysis of the poetry, drama, and fiction of the period.

This collection includes Poe's famous stories "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and "The Tell-Tale Heart". Poe's poetry features prominently in this collection, with well-known classics such as "The Raven", "Annabel Lee", and "Lenore" presented alongside lesser-known works like "Eulalie" and "The Conqueror Worm". Poe fans will be treated to his fearless and acerbic analysis of then-modern works, a practice earning him the reputation as a "tomahawk man" in artistic circles.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • FORT WORTH, TX, United States
  • 08-02-17

44 hours and No table of contents

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44 hours 49 minutes of audio and no table of contents. That's right. The speakers, Heyborne, Chase, Corren, Campbell and Gardner are all terrific. Blackstone Audio should supply a table of content.

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no chapters

no chapters, only one big chunk. you cannot search or otherwise forward to your favourite parts. so... meh.

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Great audiobook! Just missing one thing....

The stories are classic, and the narrators do a great job. As others have commented, the one thing this audiobook is missing is the names of each literary work instead of just chapter numbers. It would be nice to be able to skip to specific stories.

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Everything you ever wanted to hear and more!

This book is comprehensive, and you get all of Poe in one 44 hour shot. There is lot's to be recommended from gothic horror to humor and poetry. I loved his humor the best and his detective mystery's are the best. I did not know several latter writers credit Poe with influencing them, Melville, Doyle and Stevenson to mention a few. The narration is very good and worthwhile.
Some of his Critique are long and hard to listen to and some of his writings are long and wordy. but stick with it and you will be rewarded with some understanding of this genius.

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long, but worthwhile to the end...

I enjoyed this audiobook. It's a little dry, but it is good. had fun listening.

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Complete, for better and worse

A complete collection of Poe is unfortunately a better idea than it is a book. Everything is here, so if you are trying to get a "greatest hits" summary of classic Poetry and Tales they are here but you have to dig for them. Each entry mercifully has its own chapter but for every golden oldie and hidden gem are tedious short poems and stories that make no sense. Many of the narrators, Grover Gardener aside, don't seem to understand what they are reading either and seem like they are struggling just to make it to the end. If you want The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, etc., then go for a shorter collection. This is really intended for a Poe purist (and may be even a tad tedious for them).

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tough read

struggled to get through this book. some stories are better than others but most I could not get into.

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Loved it.

loved it. I would recommend it to friends, family
and all who enjoy the stories of Edgar Allan Poe

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I do not like poetry

What would have made Edgar Allan Poe better?

Just read the story without the poetry. The book was read in old English to the point I could not even make out what the story was about.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Steven King

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

not sure

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no

Any additional comments?

no

0 of 18 people found this review helpful