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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and master of the horror tale, is also credited by many with inventing the American mystery story. The Gold Bug is one of his most famous stories. It was first published in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper in June 1843, after Poe had won a competition held by the paper and received a prize of $100. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/19/2014

    " I first read The Gold Bug several years ago, when I was only about ten years old, maybe even younger. I remember making -- or more accurately, trying to make -- my own treasure map and riddle after I finished it. At that time, I didn't know who Edgar Allan Poe was, but I decided after reading this story that he is a brilliant writer. I can see now that The Tell-Tale Heart is better written, words- and tone-wise, but The Gold Bug was what made me like Poe as a writer. No doubt, The Gold Bug strengthened my interest in riddles, and started my interest in ciphers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyssa | 2/17/2014

    " I went through a Poe phase when I was young. This is one of the stories that got under my skin. I liked to sit in the sun and read it out loud, using my 'I am reading Poe' voice, which sounded kind of creepy. I wanted to write like him when I grew up, but unfortunately I am still waiting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kandice | 2/15/2014

    " I must have been about 9, on a family camping trip, when I read this. It was a struggle, but the story was awesome. I should have read it a little older. I probably would have gotten more out of it. I just remember the excitement of knowing what happened next was enough to keep me plugging away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ginny | 2/10/2014

    " An unbelievable mysterious adventure,which finally turns out that in fact, has nothing to do with the gold bug! "

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