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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (27,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Kerry Shale, John Chancer, William Roberts Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the author's birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved, chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This release also features additional poetry by Poe and a new biography especially written for Naxos AudioBooks by Roy McMillan.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 1/27/2014

    " Edgar Allen Poe is a very unique writer, some is his stuff is very good, while some few others are just amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xarah | 1/27/2014

    " As with all short story collections, some of the tales are good while others aren't as good. Poe does great at catching the reader's attention and holding it until the end of his spooky/crazy tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/19/2014

    " I love Poe and have to read him every so often when I am in a gothic mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy | 12/24/2013

    " One of my first introductions to gothic, although I had to read it again post-literature class to understand some of the nuances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/21/2013

    " Includes all the works by Edgar Allen Poe. It has a great amount a variety in Poe's poems, short stories, and narratives. If you are looking for a good chill or a thoughtful read, this is the book for you!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/18/2013

    " Phenomenal and original poet. Thought provoking and raw. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/15/2013

    " Amazing book. I keep it with me always. It's beauty and lessons outnumber any book I've ever read. It is well loved in my collection! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 11/23/2013

    " Poe is the king of the macabre. An excellent, though creepy, storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 11/23/2013

    " The stories are hit or miss, but the editor's comments are definitely miss. I felt dumber every time I read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.J. Murphy | 10/12/2013

    " Brushing up on Poe... Looking forward to THE RAVEN, the movie, with John Cusack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Harms | 9/8/2013

    " The early Poe was a little hard to get through, but as the book progressed (chronologically), so did the quality of Poe's writing. To me the most surprising was how good The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (the novel that ends the book) was, especially for an extended sailing tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 8/2/2013

    " I love Edgar Allen Poe and have read this book many times in the last two or three years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kearstin | 7/19/2013

    " I read this on my kindle when cruising the streets of San Francisco on an electric bus. . . Victorian homes and gothic poems. Not sure if the darkness matches the architecture or the inside of the muni bus better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 6/18/2013

    " Edgar really was a man of his time. I love all his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana Belinda Belisario-Garcia | 6/16/2013

    " There's something really wrong w/ EAP..hehe.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 4/2/2013

    " Chills, thrills, and laughs... The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym really got to me! The only complaint... Poe can be a wordy one when he sets his mind to it. A lot of unnecessary detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 3/17/2013

    " Poe is one of my favorite authors. His works are classics in horror. The stories and poems are written so beautifully and soulfully. He died way too young. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 10/10/2012

    " You can only read so much of Poe if you aren't all Gothic thinking and a horror story fan. I was into it, until I wasn't. Then I was done. "

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

    " I love Edgar Allan Poe! His stories are so grim and chilling - but in the best way possible. Some of my favorite short stories in this work are The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tale Tell Heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary-Lynn | 4/3/2012

    " 1. The Pit and the Pendulum, 10-10-12 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 1/30/2012

    " EAP is an amazing poet and possibly my favorite short story author. The only thing keeping this from a better review is the inclusion of his only full length novel. It is atrocious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/14/2011

    " Edited by one of my favorite professors! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 10/27/2011

    " The ONLY reason I gave it three stars is because I'm just not a fan of horror stories. I think Poe is one of the greatest writers of his time and his poetry is genius. I just can't always read his subject matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Rodriguez | 10/8/2011

    " I adore Edgar Allan Poe and everything he's created with his dark, sick and twisted mind! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anzu The Great Destroyer | 9/23/2011

    " Ok, so I guess I'm taking a break from this. I managed to read half of it, and I guess I'll resume it in a year or so, when the mood returns. I can only say that I really liked what I've read so far. Poe is pretty fucked up in the head and I admire him for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coyle | 6/29/2011

    " An excellent collection. How do you beat Poe stories read by Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price? Not with a stick, that's for sure...
    The major problem with this is that the audio quality is pretty low, which I suppose is understandable, given the age of the recordings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charity | 3/17/2011

    " B-O-R-I-N-G. I couldn't even make it through the first story, it was so boring to me. I might try again at a different time, but not anytime soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/30/2010

    " One should not be listening to Poe while filling out student loan apps. and dealing with grad school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 2/24/2008

    " You can't beat Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price reading these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 8/16/2007

    " The works of Edgar Allen Poe read by Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price. VINCENT PRICE, PEOPLE! I grew up watching those old Hammer Horror Poe adaptations starring Price, so hearing that voice immediately takes me back to Saturday afternoons when I was 8. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 4/14/2007

    " Poe stories as read by Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone. The Vincent Price stories are magnificent, while the Rathbone portion is just good. Lovers of Poe will enjoy this audio set a great deal. "

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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.