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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,422 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Terrance Mann, René Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Isaiah Sheffer, Harris Yulin, David Margulies, Stephen Lang Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Poe! is a deliciously gripping sampling of the mad imagination of 19th century gothic master of horror and suspense, murder and mayhem, Edgar Allan Poe. The creepy, breathtaking, and soulful classic tales include: The Masque of the Red Death, the terrifying and ironic story of a nobleman who attempts to seal himself and his friends away from a terrible plague raging outside, performed by Fionnula Flanagan (Transamerica); The Pit and the Pendulum, a hair-raising first-person account of a man in a torture chamber during the Spanish Inquisition, performed to a fare-thee-well by Stephen Lang (Avatar); The Black Cat, in which a man's dead pet comes back to haunt him, performed by Tony winner Rene Auberjonois (Boston Legal). Plus there are dreamy, mesmerizing, and haunting readings of Poe's wonderfully-atmospheric best-loved poems, The Bells, The Raven, and Annabel Lee.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 2/17/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hassan Chaudhry | 2/13/2014

    " Edgar Allan Poe as most of you should know was a poet who was not really know during his time. By the way this isn't the exact copy of the book of selected works but I could not find the one that I had read. Anyway the book contains some of his famous works like such as Annabel Lee and and the cask of amontillado. They are good but you should already know a lot of his work is quite depressing to read. So if depressing works of death and despair are not your thing, then the work of Edgar Allan Poe isn't really for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diabardo | 1/30/2014

    " to this day scares me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilith711 | 1/29/2014

    " I really enjoyed "Selected Tales" by Edgar Allan Poe. All the stories were unique and interesting. None of the stories seem to be the same. The writing was really good and had good descriptions. I think one of the things Edgar Allan Poe did the best was fluency and thoughts. The thoughts he incorporated into most of the short stories were very expressive and long. Being that the stories were written in another time period, some concepts are hard to understand. But apart from that, I liked reading "Selected Tales" by Edgar Allan Poe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/28/2014

    " It's hard to wrap your mind around in the 21st century, but in this one volume you can watch the drug and depression-addled mind of Edgar Allan Poe invent the horror story, the detective story, the genre of science fiction, and perhaps the cornerstone of English absurdist and manic fiction that blossomed out of the fresh corpse of post-war modernism. The real genesis of this could probably be attributed to Rabelais, whose obscene epic probably does much more than, say, the relatively terse Masque of the Red Death, but Poe brought that Renaissance setting to his audience in a light that the Renaissance author himself could not manage. Poe brought forth a sense of inevitable doom like no other, contrary to his blithely optimistic peers, Emerson going so far to deride him as "the jingle man", a light-hearted name from a guy who tried to dig up his dead wife to take her back in his house to a racist opium fiend who married his thirteen year-old cousin. Ah yes, those were the days. If Hawthorne is the light of that era, then Melville is its gray judge, and Poe its impenetrable shadow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 1/24/2014

    " There is nothing I could put here that hasn't already been said. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cats 274 | 1/22/2014

    " This is probably the most boring book I ever tried to read. After three attempts in the time period of ten years I finally give up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaymi Boswell | 1/19/2014

    " Jorge bought this for me my first birthday I had after meeting him. It's the most beautiful leather bound book ever. Poe was my first favorite author. I love his poetry and stories. I get butterflies remembering all of his tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/10/2014

    " Great book for casual Poe fans. Includes some of his most famous and best works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/7/2014

    " I had to read this for college. I love this collection and I even shared some with my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro | 12/19/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/27/2013

    " This remains one of the most horrific collection of tales ever - and the creepy illustration on the front of a skeleton with glowing red eyes and a black hood definitely helps the ambiance. Great illustrations in the book as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurinda | 11/26/2013

    " 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 Nayeli | 10/9/2013

    " Spanish. This particular edition is beautiful, the cover and the paper. I read it very young and I particularly remember liking the order of the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Zauner | 8/19/2013

    " They are very astmospheric, moody stories. A fun read if you don't linger in that place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JaNae | 8/3/2013

    " This author had an interesting/eerie mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 7/28/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto Perez | 7/10/2013

    " No soy bueno para reviews, pero altamente recomendado, les dara miedo de verdad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/25/2013

    " Love Poe - so creepy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derm | 5/18/2013

    " Probably the first "adult" book I ever read - think it's the only work of fiction my dad had in the house. It wasn't this cover, but I got this edition more recently. Definitely shaped my reading tastes "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 2/28/2013

    " A classic, worth a read if you like spooky stories!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 2/9/2013

    " One can never read enough Poe. :) "

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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.