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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,770 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Kerry Shale Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe. Written in the 1840s, Poe presented the acutely observant, shrewd but idiosyncratic character who, with his chronicler, provided the inspiration for the more famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Dupin Stories include the following:

  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Mystery of Marie Roget
  • The Purloined Letter
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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 1/21/2014

      " I've always known these stories are where the dectective story started, but I didn't realize how much of the classic detective story was in place from the beginning. These stories are exactly like Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (and, therefore, nearly much of what followed). It's too bad the solution to the title story is so ridiculous. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary G. | 1/13/2014

      " Nice to read what is the beginning of the mystery genre. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/6/2013

      " 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. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianna | 9/9/2013

      " This is a fun Poe story. I recommend it if you like Poe. A mystery story. Like Sherlock Holmes or something. Very interesting. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin Boss | 8/1/2013

      " 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. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cktgrl | 7/24/2013

      " My Favorite author at all time! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Angelov | 7/16/2013

      " Deductive reasoning can solve anything. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Blanchette | 7/15/2013

      " I can't say that I actually liked this short story. It was a difficult read because of the writing style. I enjoyed the mystery, but found the perpetrator to not be plausible. The complexity of the way the murder was accomplished was too great. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradford | 7/5/2013

      " The genesis of the Detective story. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiara | 6/29/2013

      " 2 murders in Paris are too complicated for the policement but not for our investigator... "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/27/2013

      " I have to say i definitely enjoyed the movie more then the book:( "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline Stewart | 6/14/2013

      " An orangutan did it. Need I say more? "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Pagel | 3/6/2013

      " great short story! I'd love to read more stories like this one. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aline | 10/27/2012

      " Love that. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/4/2012

      " A must read... one of the best detective stories I've read. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette | 6/7/2012

      " First time read--should have done it years ago. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 3/1/2012

      " LOVE THESE! Had a multi CD collection of Poe's work. EXCELLENT "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marya | 2/3/2012

      " It's like Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in structure, but yet it's got the whole gory Poe thing going on for it too! What a combo! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 9/25/2011

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

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 valentin | 6/4/2011

      " I think it was 15 or 16 years ago when I first read this novel. I fell in love immediately with E.A.Poe's writing style. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

      " The first of its kind. Started the Sherlock Holmes trend. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 4/15/2011

      " Great fodder for the most macabre and unsettling of dreams. Or just all-round great, actually. "

    • 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

    Kerry Shale is a Sony Radio Academy Award winner, a narrator of dozens of audio books, and an actor in films as diverse as Yentl and Welcome to Sarajevo. He won an Audie Award for his narration of Q&A.