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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (101,900 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: David Ian Davies Publisher: One Voice Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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One Voice Recordings presents amazingly versatile voice actor David Ian Davies performing three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories.

Oblong Box is Poe's shipboard tale of a pleasure cruise to New York that progresses from odd to horribly grotesque.

In The Pit and the Pendulum, the infamous trials and inhuman violence of the French Inquisition are the inspiration for Poe's narrative of one man's waking nightmare as he finds himself being driven mad in a torture chamber by one horrific confrontation with hideous immolation after another.

The Black Cat is Poe's renowned and blood curdling story of one man's descent into madness, focused on his steadily growing and inexplicable hatred of a once beloved black feline. This tale is highly disturbing and not for the squeamish.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 2/12/2014

    " My brother bought this for me for Christmas. I read it slowly...a story a night. I enjoyed it. There were certainly the stories that we traditionally associate with Poe--macabre, gloomy--but there were lots that were witty, light, and some were really hilarious! It was eye-opening for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A Taylor | 2/4/2014

    " I practically grew up grasping it and constantly flipping through its pages. Simply brilliant and the diction in each of his stories and poems merely clip the idea of perfection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailey Jane | 1/20/2014

    " Definitely not light reading, but perfect for the fall and winter. My grandmother bought this leatherbound collection for me when I was 12 or so and it took me 5 years or so to read it in its completion. I have to be in the mood to read Poe, but when I am it's the best reading in the world. Very dark and poetic. Great stories, and each story is just short enough to maintain attention span. I recommend this to anyone who appreciates a challenging read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rana | 1/14/2014

    " Poe will always remain my favorite poet. I fell in love with his poems in middle school and this love grew more over the years when I studied his poems in depth! Definetly the Greatest poet of all time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami Lowe | 1/2/2014

    " I'm still reading through his stories and poetry but i thought i should submit something because it's been a while. his stories are usually really weird and twisted, and sometimes the symbolism is lost on me (i will figure it out one of these days) but that's part of why i really enjoy his writings. i don't know if i can pick a favorite, because they all are rather intriguing. 'The Masque of the Red Death' sticks out in my mind though. so, I'd suggest reading that one first. : ) his poetry is lighter, and although I'm still not a huge fan of poetry, I'm enjoying some of that too. 'For Annie' is probably one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonia | 12/30/2013

    " Read it. Let it sink in. Try and sleep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary C. | 12/29/2013

    " Very nice poems, some were a little dark for my liking, though. "

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

    " Great for cross referencing with "Edgar Allan Poe, a critical biography". A Dream Within a Dream is my favorite poem! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 11/19/2013

    " I love Poes work....so much that my parents bought me his entire collection of works now matter how many time I read it it never gets old "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Carter | 9/27/2013

    " Since Poe is easily my favourite poet, having this collection on my shelf simply thrills me. It has everything, from familiar titles like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and of course The Raven, to the most obscure works that many have never even heard of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 9/23/2013

    " I haven't read all of this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelson-buddha | 9/2/2013

    " Reading "the Raven" was freaky as hell and "the Telltale heart" gave me goosebumps. His writing is a little hard to follow as the characters in are so detailed that you kind of lose track of the story as you're trying to figure out the character's next move. "

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

    " You just can't go wrong with Poe. Even more interesting when you find out about Poe's personal life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roland | 7/14/2013

    " Edgar Allan Poe. What else to say, classic, brilliant, controversial and mentally disturbed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rufusgermanicus Meelberg | 7/14/2013

    " My pretentious leather-bound edition is mostly for shelf decor. However, I've read every story in it, and if you ever want a great way to pass a rainy, stormy, chilly afternoon, this is it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patient | 7/10/2013

    " there is actually one story in here that has a happy ending. it's called "the great balloon hoax", and it's a silly little ditty. the guy is a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/26/2013

    " I love me my Poe, and this hardcover edition is absolutely beautiful, albeit somewhat unwieldy. I pick it up and read a short story in between books here and there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Palmer | 2/9/2013

    " Had read this is high school and hated it. Then had to tutor an 8th grader on the very same book and loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Swarrovski | 12/3/2012

    " I absolutely love Poe! What a wonderful collection of dark, twisted, sinister, suspenseful tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellena | 8/8/2012

    " My favorite author of all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Perkins | 8/7/2012

    " One of the books that shaped my childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MsBDiamondDiva1 | 7/18/2012

    " What can I say? I love this man, for his time; he was so outside the box and original at the same time. I will probably re-read his this book around Christmas time!!! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 5/28/2012

    " Haven't read all of the stories yet, but I've gone through several and they are just wonderful! I'm especially fond of The Masque of the Red Death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephenie | 5/8/2012

    " Essential for any fan of Gothic poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Silver | 4/30/2012

    " My mother bought me my first collection of Poe when I was eight from a garage sale. My sleep was riddled with nightmares, but I couldn't put them down. The Masque of the Red Death has always been my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Argillis Gillis | 4/29/2012

    " I am constantly reading this book. :D He's my inspiration and his poems are my favorite. I'll never stop reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Dominguez | 4/2/2012

    " Reading Edgar Allan Poe is like watching a Mystery Movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/15/2011

    " This is one of those books that no matter how many times you have read it, you can still pick it up and reread it over and over again. Poe is one of my favorite authors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Claunch | 11/6/2011

    " How can you not like Poe? His short stories are timeless, even if they are a little disturbing sometimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 10/17/2011

    " This book IS amazing if you're a fan of Poe, or of the atmosphere Poe can invoke. Admittedly, I haven't read all of the scores of stories in this book, but I have read the same favorites repeatedly. Definitely one for the permanent bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damian Carter | 10/8/2011

    " Clearly one of the most fascinating and enjoyable writers of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serge Pierro | 6/15/2011

    " This book as the title states contains the complete tales and poems of Poe. All of the classic tales are here and it's easy to see why his stories had such an impact on so many lives. However, I wasn't into the poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliet | 5/17/2011

    " This is one of my favorite "go-to" books... I LOVE IT!!! I just pick a story... I have yet to read all the stories... It may take me a bit - small doses of dreariness, I suppose. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " This is the ultimate book for Edgar Allan Poe fans! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 4/28/2011

    " A Must read for every person who loves to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/6/2011

    " enjoyable as always, but don't read them all back to back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 3/27/2011

    " Had read this is high school and hated it. Then had to tutor an 8th grader on the very same book and loved it. "

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

    " I loved Poe's shorter stories, however, his longer ones were a very taxing read - So much unnecessary waffle. "

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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

David Ian Davies is a product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Emigrating to California early in life, he did many Shakespearean plays at the Globe and other theaters in Hollywood. He has been devoted to voice-over work for many years.