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The Best of Edgar Allan Poe Audiobook

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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:
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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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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. "

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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

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?