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Download The Man of the Crowd Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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This unique collection of lesser-known tales and poems from a master of the macabre demonstrates Poe's literary range. From the title story, which examines the behavior of an old man walking through Baltimore, to the beautiful poetry in The Sleeper and Annabel Lee, these often hard-to-find works are superbly narrated by Ralph Cosham. Also included in the collection is MS. Found in a Bottle (one of Poe's first major works), the account of a man who boards the Flying Dutchman; Eleonora, a tale of a vow of love; The Oval Portrait, in which a young artist literally captures the life force of his new bride; Berenice, about a premature burial - with a particularly unnerving effect; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, about a macabre experiment in hypnotism; and The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether and The Man That Was Used Up, 2 stories that demonstrate Poe's humor. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Sprague | 9/17/2003

    " How many people are simply just "men of the crowd"? Too many. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 3/12/2002

    " This was an interesting concept of a man that is probably the devil or some evil spirit. He revels in the badness of the world but just watches it and enjoys it. He is always a part of the crowd ready to be a witness to evils. "

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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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.