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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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Get a better mic

A classic short story murdered by a terrible microphone. The narrator himself was quite good though.

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A classic for a good reason

I love this Edgar Allan Poe story and B.J. Harrison's narration is wonderful. I love the way he does both characters' voices and the emphasis he puts on certain words. This story is a true classic, appropriately creepy and the narration had me even more engaged with the story.

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Great price for great performance

Wonderful performance needed this book for school! Wonderful for the very low price that is thank you!!! I love the person that made this

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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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he lost his playmate Fortunato

He had planned for many years adding many details to his plan of exquisite revenge toward Firtunato for the many small slights. He had swallowed them all. But this last much larger slight he could not swallow. He must enact-the play he had been constructing in his mind minutely . It had consumed his thoughts entirely. Now he would execute it. Now Fortunato was chained and bricked in-he was silenced . What to think about now, whet to plan, what to do. He had killed Fortunato. He had killed the playmate of his mind. He was alone and the joke was on him.


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No complaints

Great narration, clear speech, good price and a classic story. I went through all the audiobooks till I found just the one I liked, this was it and I was not disappointed.

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love it

one of my favorite shorts from Poe. classic tale of revenge. narrators were quite excellent.

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Wow, the voice was great

I enjoyed the story with the voice acting. it was suspenseful and full of I intrigue.

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well read love this reader

the reader made me feel like I was there in the story. i really love this book

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Sinister Tale Beautifully Narrated

This was a classic tale of revenge from the master of the macabre. Expertly narrated by the brilliant BJ Harrison, it is certain to delight lovers of classic fiction. Worth it alone for the narration.