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This is an audio-enhanced version (with music and sound effects) of the third of Edgar Allan Poe's early detective stories featuring his classic character C. Auguste Dupin. It is a celebrated tale of intrigue, blackmail, and mystery as only the master could tell it and a forerunner to the creation of the character of Sherlock Holmes.

When a member of the royal house has a sensitive document stolen, the police department turns in desperation to C. Auguste Dupin, amateur sleuth and renowned logician. Can the document be recovered before the blackmailer wins the day? Can Dupin solve the crime that has baffled all of the Parisian police force?

Find out in this classic tale of mystery and intrigue!

Public Domain (P)2018 Fort Raphael Publishing Company

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A well narrated classic

It’s Edgar Allen Poe. If you don’t have at least one version, your library is lacking. This one is well narrated. Get it and enjoy it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • JM
  • 01-05-21

Classic Poe

Entertaining classic short story by Edgar Allan Poe. I received this audiobook code for free from a promotional give away, and I am voluntarily posting this review. Kevin Theis does an awesome job of narrating.

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Great detective story

Written 43 years before Sherlock Holmes “Study in Scarlet” this detective story follows the adventures of C. Auguste Dupin who solves mysteries using abductors reasoning. Poe wrote this before the term of detective became to be used. You can definitely see elements that Doyle would use in Sherlock Holmes.

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Excellent

A delightful radio type classic of Poe to listen to. The audio was excellent, the narration was similar to that of Sherlock Holmes. A classic that is timeless. Very well narratted. Given audio for my voluntary review

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An intricate tale, with a simple solution.

I was touched how this tale was similar in the "voice" as Sherlock Holmes. It may be those with the art of deduction may all sound the same, when they explain what is obvious to them, but not to us lowly peasants.
Anyway, it was an interesting story, with a touch of light hearted banter thrown in.

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A quick listen

This is a nice, short classic that can get you through your commute or your lunch hour with great narration!

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Classic

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. Since it's a Poe story I won't even bother with talking about the writing. The narration is excellent. If you like Poe, you will love this retelling of his classic story.

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  • Chris Christo
  • 12-07-18

Poe Meets Sherlock Holmes

The Purloined Letter is one of Edgar Allen Pie’s detective mystery books. It isn’t your usual creepy Poe tale but more like an Episode of Sherlock in 1885. As a matter of fact, there is a Holmes movie of the same name. This version is beautifully read and has great sound effects added to make the story come to life. Kevin Theis has a great talent for doing multiple voices so you can hear individuals in the story. I’ve listened to it three times now! Highly recommended!