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This is a story from the Murders in the Rue Morgue (The Dupin Stories) collection.

Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe. Written in the 1840s, Poe presented the acutely observant, shrewd but idiosyncratic character who, with his chronicler, provided the inspiration for the more famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.The Dupin Stories include the following:

  • "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • "The Mystery of Marie Roget"
  • "The Purloined Letter"

  • ©2005 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2005 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

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    Dupin #3 - interesting, but verbose

    Again, amazing exposition of logic and reason; a clear example of why Poe has been recognized for so long.
    Still amazes me how much of Holmes and Poirot are based on Dupin.
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    a short and sweet classic

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    Easy to listen; pleasant reader

    Good narration. Easy to tell characters apart. It's a fun Poe story. Enjoyed the story and would listen to these readers again.

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    Outstanding

    Great narration of a masterful story: one of the greatest stories ever committed to paper.