The Purloined Letter

Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
    Be prepared for Dupin’s long explanations.
    Very good narration.

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    a short and sweet classic

    This classic short actually has a short but profound message. It uses a lot of words to get there, but that is to he expected given the year written.

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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.