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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,776 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: David Case Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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A fourth floor room, a door locked with the key inside, no way in, no way out. Edgar Allan Poe is the true grandfather of the murder mystery. Decades before Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, Poe gave us C. Auguste Dupin, a man able to solve mysteries through observation and deduction.

This is fiction noir in the true sense, set in the dark back streets of 1840s Paris. The juxtaposition of Dupin's clear logic, and the insanity of the outside world make this a psychological thriller of the first rank.

Other stories in this book include Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Purloined Letter, The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade, A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro Ribeiro | 2/13/2014

    " A classic. Edgar Poe's writing takes us to the middle of the daily living of nineteenth century. Its all there: all the misconceptions and prejudices of an "illuminated" century. A quick but delicious reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed Poe's writing style! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/25/2014

    " After the rambling beginning, it was ok. Kind of a weird and goofy solution to the murder but I guess that makes it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conrad Toft | 1/24/2014

    " Two of the great classics together and in a short hour's read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/22/2014

    " Listened to Librivox.org podcast. Read long ago. Always a good mystery to relive time to time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlos Sogorb | 1/11/2014

    " Una historia fabulosa, sin la intensidad de otras obras de Poe pero excelentemente contada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DJ Bigalke | 12/30/2013

    " Basically gruesome Sherlock Holmes with a bizarrely absurd ending. I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/30/2013

    " This was another fun read, as I recognized much more of Doyle's inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. The plot was good, but the paragraphs of interviews from the newspaper and lack of dialogue between most of the people involved in the plot made it a little bland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Moreira | 7/7/2013

    " First book i've ever read by Allan Poe. Liked it a lot. Liket so much his writting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 6/21/2013

    " My first "real" crime novel and my first time reading Poe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evgenij Novikov | 1/4/2013

    " Exciting novel, classic of detective. Talks about mathematics and logical sequences are very interesting such as saspence which increasing along all book. Brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace Best-Page | 12/30/2012

    " It's interesting from a historical point of view - the first fictional detective and possible precurser to Sherlock Holmes. The story is kind of in an odd style, though, to our modern eyes. Certainly Dupin himself is an odd one - I would say even odder than Sherlock. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/23/2012

    " In this novel, Poe shows Auguste Dupin's ability as a detective since he was able to deduce not only what people were thinking but could also read a murder scene as though it were a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 12/17/2012

    " The very first detective story. I found the solution of the mystery to be somewhat disappointing, but it is certainly the story that set the stage for Sherlock Holmes and all others that followed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 9/4/2012

    " I don't like his stories... at ALL, but it was one of the better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham Tennyson | 8/27/2011

    " I wanted to read The Murder in the Rue Morgue as it is considered to be the prototype of Detective fiction! It is an annoying little tale. I enjoyed The Perloined Letter more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alflor Aalto | 3/9/2011

    " Sherlock Holmes may have made fun of Dupin and his methods, but this book remains one of the high standards in mystery writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/5/2011

    " Too fantastical for me, but Dupin is very cool! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 10/16/2010

    " Fun to look at the old stories and see the similarities with today's crime solver fiction. It's a little long as Poe tries to emphasize the genius of Dupin, butI hoped the class liked learning a little of the history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 7/13/2010

    " Poe basically came up with Sherlock Holmes, but called him Dupin. Then Conan Doyle ripped him off and the rest, as they say, is geography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/30/2010

    " Classic Poe narrative with less of the opium. The book provided an interesting introduction to set the stage in part 1. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/8/2010

    " I've just finished listening to a bunch of Sherlock Holmes & Chris said I should step back further and listen to Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue, which some call the first dectective novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 3/8/2010

    " We are currently reading this book for our mysteries unit and it's very gorey but quite interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/17/2010

    " One of the most fascinating things about this book is examining the similarities between this piece and the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Direct connection and potential inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Doctor | 12/2/2009

    " The basis to all detective novels, the origin of a genre. A classic, Poe at his best created forensic thinking, and explained it as a literal walk in the park. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 11/24/2009

    " After reading Holmes I went to Poe's Auguste Dupin (the original Holmes). Weird, gruesome stories. It's what you'd expect from Poe, I guess. "

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About the Author
Author Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, the son of traveling actors. He published his first book of poems Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827, followed by Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (which included "The Fall of the House of Usher") in 1839, but he did not achieve appreciable recognition until the publication of "The Raven" in 1845. He died in 1849.