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The Raven

By: Edgar Allan Poe
Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
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Publisher's Summary

"The Raven" is an appropriately supernatural poem for the Halloween period. First published in 1845, it has long been a favorite of Edgar Allan Poe enthusiasts.

Expertly voiced by Phillip J. Mather, this performance brings a musicality to the language of the poem, luring the listener into the desolate scene and keeping him spellbound as the tale unfolds.

Public Domain (P)2014 Phillip J. Mather

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Mather's voice

What made the experience of listening to The Raven the most enjoyable?

I have to say that Mather's voice is like butter. Smooth and rich to listen while relaxing. I could listen to him all day. Glad to know he has recorded several other works.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

What can one say? It is Poe!

What does Phillip J Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings it to life. Audio books have a way of helping the brain paint a picture, at least for me. I have purchased a few that were a bother to get through because the person's voice just didn't click with the story. I suspect Mr. Mather could read a telephone book and make it sound interesting. Pleased as punch to have discovered him.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was.

Any additional comments?

I have looked at the other texts that this reader has done and will purchase a couple I would not have before because of who is reading it. Thanks!

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Very impressive!

If you could sum up The Raven in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating, dramatic and enthralling!

What did you like best about this story?

An amazing effort of wit and imagination

What does Phillip J Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A flair for the dramatic

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You will remember this movie "evermore"

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this excerpt, and the reading by Phillip Mather was like music!

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A classic narrated by Phillip J. Mather

Where does The Raven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Raven is in my top 10

What did you like best about this story?

The story is a classic and Phillip J. Mather's narration of this classic is exquisite!

What does Phillip J Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is amazing!

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A classic tale - wonderfully narrated

What did you love best about The Raven?

Marvelously performed - Phillip J Mather's narration really brought the tale to life and imparted just the right amount of darkness

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Hilariously bad.

This is one of my favourite poems, ruined by a plummy-voiced hack with no sense of meter. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, and gave up half the way through. Nevermore!

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  • 11-02-20

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This book is amazing I'm Praticlly speechless this is the best horror poem I've ever listened to