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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781593165406
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An unnamed narrator marries Morella, a woman who delves into mysticism. As a result of her experimentations her soul can never die, but her physical form continues to deteriorate. She spends her time in bed and teaches her husband the black arts. Realizing her curse, her husband, the narrator, becomes frightened and wishes for his wife’s death and eternal peace. She dies in childbirth but her soul passes into the new baby. As the daughter gets older the narrator notices she bears an uncanny resemblance to her mother, but he refuses to give the child a name. By her tenth birthday the resemblance to Morella is frightening. Her father decides to have her baptized to release any evil from her, but this event brings the mother’s soul back into her daughter. At the ceremony, the priest asks the daughter’s name, to which the narrator replies, “Morella.” Immediately, the daughter replies, “I am here!” and dies. The narrator himself bears her body to the tomb and finds no trace of the first Morella where he lays the second. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 3/11/2011

    " As far as I will go when it comes to reading horror. I love Poe. He lived such a sad yet fascinating life, it's interesting to me to read his works and see a product of such a life he lived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 11/30/2010

    " Some good stuff in there; mostly a lot of second-rate stuff (in my opinion). I learned from reading this book that I don't much care for Poe. More power to those who do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 10/6/2010

    " So many books I've read lately referred to Poe that I felt I ought to re-read some of the short stories. In the end, I've opted for three stars, as the good ones are really good, and for the most part balance out the stories which grabbed me less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosalía | 7/30/2010

    " Poe was a HUGE influence in my writing short fiction. His tales are brilliant and psychologically chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro | 3/8/2010

    " It doesn't get any better than this, folks. Edgar Allan Poe is the unchallenged master of horror and what got me into reading books. His short stories always deliver and are imbued with a unique horror aura. The stuff of legends, ladies and gentlemens.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurinda | 1/11/2010

    " I really hate Poe. I'm only reading this because I have to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 1/11/2010

    " I think this book is really good! I recomend everyone to read this if the are interested into the life of Edgar Allen Poe. He is a really creppy person but his stories have a way of pulling me in and keep me reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damon | 8/12/2009

    " This book is decent ... I read the English edition... They only thing lacking is his amazing collection of poems... this was a poet who was very deep and dark at times but the short stories only show his lighter side.. But great work to say the least.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean | 1/14/2009

    " Many of the stories in this collection tend towards the monotonous and dull. There are the odd one or two which are engaging but overall the writing comes across as laboured and grinding. A great little dust collector, this one. "

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About the Author
Author Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1848) transformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. He was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” brought him national fame.

About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.