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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781452670751
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The name Edgar Allan Poe conjures up thoughts of hearts beating long after their owners are dead, of disease and plague amid wealth, and of love that extends beyond the grave. The richness of Poe’s writing, however, includes much more than horror, loss, and death.

Poe’s stories teem with irony and black humor, in addition to plot twists and surprise endings. Living by their own rules and charged with passion, Poe’s characters are instantly recognizable—even though we may be appalled by their actions, we understand their motivations.

This collection contains eleven of Poe’s best stories. They are

  • “The Fall of the House of Usher,”
  • “The Pit and the Pendulum,”
  • “The Tell-Tale Heart,”
  • “The Cask of Amontillado,”
  • “The Premature Burial,”
  • “Ligeia,”
  • “The Black Cat,”
  • “The Oval Portrait,”
  • “Berenice,”
  • “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” and
  • “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether.”
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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caiti | 2/10/2014

    " Poe is so macabre. And brilliant. The illustrations in this are very vibrant. They kind of feel like an assault on my eyes. Not my cup of tea, but they fit Poe's work really well, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Zauner | 2/4/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 1/26/2014

    " 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 Zachary | 1/19/2014

    " Poe was a true artist of words. His chilling tales will not only send your spine tingling, but also intrigue and astound you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. Alfred | 1/11/2014

    " Poe is a weirdo! Everyone knows that. But he also really loves a good puzzle. (He reminds me of M. Night Shyamalan in that way. Did Poe believe in reincarnation?) So if you want some good puzzles and a great deal of morbid weirdness, give it a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/26/2013

    " I love the darkness of Poe's short stories and poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaymi Boswell | 12/22/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 12/17/2013

    " One can never read enough Poe. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derm | 12/3/2013

    " 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 Sean | 11/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 6/16/2013

    " 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 Taylor | 12/13/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto Perez | 10/13/2012

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/25/2012

    " I tried to read this and then gave up. I didn't find the stories compelling, and sometimes I found them downright confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro | 12/23/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 3/13/2011

    " 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 Diabardo | 11/5/2010

    " to this day scares me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nayeli | 9/8/2010

    " 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 Bob | 7/15/2010

    " remind me to upload some images of this book. It's a collection of Poe stories, but illustrated like a cheesy romance novel for no apparent reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/13/2010

    " I read the poems, but not the stories. I enjoyed the creepy poems though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/10/2009

    " I was a big Poe fan back in JR high and HS; some of his stories have stood the test of time for me. Others... not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 7/7/2009

    " I love Poe! What more can I say? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amora | 5/11/2009

    " He told the tales that were too scary for everyone else. I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/16/2008

    " I'm a Poe fan. I don't know what it is, I just really like him. I enjoy finding patterns throughout his short stories and as creepy as some are, I just really like them. This is a good collection that I keep on my bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cai | 3/9/2008

    " Of course, i love anything edgar allen poe, my favorite, i cant find it here, is the complete tales and poems love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/18/2008

    " My mom gave me this book when I was in high school with the quotion on the inside: "for when you're feeling down..."


    i love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ima | 5/31/2007

    " Not this particular version, and not every tale yet, but close. "

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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.
About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?