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His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poes Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined Audiobook, by Dahlia Adler Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Dahlia Adler, Edgar Allan Poe, various authors Narrator: Caitlin Davies, Robin Miles, James Fouhey, Amanda Lovelace, Natalie Naudus, Jeanette Illidge, Caleb Roehrig, Dahlia Adler, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Fran Wilde, Hillary Monahan, JorJa Brown, Kendare Blake, Tessa Gratton, others Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2019 ISBN: 9781250242617
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"His Hideous Heart is an audiobook dream. Half of the stories are read by their authors and the other half are read by professional narrators; all are delightful and, of course, haunting." -- Paste

Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.

Edgar Allan Poe may be a hundred and fifty years beyond this world, but the themes of his beloved works have much in common with modern young adult fiction. Whether the stories are familiar or discovered for the first time, listeners will revel in both Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales, and in the 13 unique and unforgettable ways that they've been brought to life.

Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining “Ligeia”), Kendare Blake (“Metzengerstein”), Rin Chupeco (“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”), Lamar Giles (“The Oval Portrait”), Tessa Gratton (“Annabel Lee”), Tiffany D. Jackson (“The Cask of Amontillado”), Stephanie Kuehn (“The Tell-Tale Heart”), Emily Lloyd-Jones (“The Purloined Letter”), amanda lovelace (“The Raven”), Hillary Monahan (“The Masque of the Red Death”), Marieke Nijkamp (“Hop-Frog”), Caleb Roehrig (“The Pit and the Pendulum”), and Fran Wilde (“The Fall of the House of Usher”).

This program is read by Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, JorJa Brown, Caitlin Davies, James Fouhey, Tessa Gratton, Jeanette Illidge, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Robin Miles, Natalie Naudus, amanda lovelace, Hillary Monahan, Caleb Roehrig, and Fran Wilde.

Praise for His Hideous Heart:

"Poe's ghost happily haunts this fresh, delightfully dark collection." -- Kirkus, starred review

"Adler’s anthology brims over with fierce delight and uncanny invention...if you haven’t read Poe before, 'His Hideous Heart' works equally well as an introduction, a tribute and a loving critique." -- The New York Times Book Review

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This YA story collection on audio reimagines Edgar Allen Poe’s classics by focusing on people who were marginalized in Poe’s time. The myriad stories and narrators delve into the dark psychology of Poe with an odd new edge of triumph. Jeanette Illidge superbly inflects Caribbean soul as a woman who avenges misogyny in a story reminiscent of ‘The Cask of Amontillado.’ JorJa Brown is luminous as a bubbly and fierce trans woman hanging onto the detective in ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue.’ Many of the authors read their own works; Fran Wilde’s tight pacing and pathos enliven her class warfare story of bringing down the House of Usher. Placing all of the original Poe stories at the end of the audiobook provides belated context.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

Dahlia Adler is an associate editor of mathematics by day, a contributor to the B&N Teen Blog by night, and a writer of kissing books at every spare moment in between. She lives with her husband and son in New York City.

About the Narrators

Caitlin Davies is a New York City–based actor and audiobook narrator who studied acting at the Eugene O’Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, and the Barrow Group. She specializes in audiobooks for teens and young adults.

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

James Fouhey is an actor and narrator living in New York City. He received classical training at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has recorded more than forty audiobooks across a variety of genres, including science fiction, romance, young adult fiction, and children’s fiction.

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.

Tanya Eby is a novelist and an audiobook narrator who has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards and been nominated for the Audie Award. She has a BA degree in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Kendare Blake is the author of several series, including the Anna novels, the Goddess War series, and the acclaimed Three Dark Crowns series, as well as a stand-alone novel. Her book Anna Dressed in Blood was a finalist for the Cybils Awards. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages, have been featured on multiple best-of-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. She holds an MA degree in creative writing from Middlesex University in northern London.

Tessa Gratton wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA in gender studies and went graduate school, but halfway through ditched the program to focus on writing fiction. She doesn’t have a master’s degree, but did translate her own version of Beowulf. She lives in Kansas with her partner.

Marilyn Meberg is a captivating speaker, the coauthor of various Women of Faith devotionals, and the author of numerous books, including I’d Rather Be Laughing and Choosing the Amusing. Her biblically based brand of common sense and good humor is cherished by women across the continent. She lives in California and continues to touch lives through her vigorous speaking schedule.