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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (102,009 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: William Roberts Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

Also in this collection of Poe's tales of mystery and imagination: The Black Cat, The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar, The Cask of Amontillado, Ligeia, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, The Premature Burial, and The Raven.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ronald | 2/19/2014

    " If you want to read a short story or a poem from Edgar Allan Poe just buy this book ussually it is very cheap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lexi | 2/16/2014

    " I absolutely love the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe! Yes, they are suspenseful, insane, depressing, and sound like the works of a madman, but they have unbelievable depth and truth. I feel as though I am right in the story. I may have enjoyed these stories so much because they are quite different from the norm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ronkohai | 2/14/2014

    " Edgar allan poe, the name itself is a legend. This fenomunal guy doesn't need an introduction, I have a love affair with his stories and poems, everything he wrote was genius and is true literature "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca Kilfoyle | 2/12/2014

    " It has taken me quite a few years to finally read everything in this volume and marks out of 5 are given on the strength of the book as a whole. Although Poe is my favourite author and his better stories (Masque of the Red Death, The Black Cat, The Fall of the House of Usher etc.) are without parallel in the world of gothic horror, it is easy to see *why* these are the better known of his works. Although amongst the tales I had never read before there was the odd gem (Silence: A Fable is one that particularly stands out for me) there were a few that I found it difficult to hold an interest in, particularly his humourous tales which are not to my taste at all. His poems are generally of a much higher standard though some of them have a challenging structure and rhythm which make them difficult to read (which is not a surprise at all after having read his two essays on poetry which are also included in this volume). However again when he is at his best, as in Annabel Lee, Alone, The Conqueror Worm and of course The Raven he is completely beyond criticism for me. So, the loss of a single star purely because a couple of his stories are not up to the high standards he has set for himself when he is at his best. "

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