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Download The Murders in Rue Morgue (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Murders in Rue Morgue (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Edgar Allan Poe
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,772 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Geoff Woodman Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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The room was on the fourth floor, and the door was locked - with the key on the inside. The windows were closed and fastened - on the inside. The chimney was too narrow for a cat to get through. So how did the murderer escape? And whose were the two angry voices heard by the neighbours as they ran up the stairs?

Nobody in Paris could find any answers to this mystery - except Auguste Dupin, who could see further and think more clearly than other people. The answers to the mystery were all there, but only a clever man could see them.

An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe original by Jennifer Bassett.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradford | 2/13/2014

    " The genesis of the Detective story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell Olson | 2/10/2014

    " For the time, I'm sure that Poe's Dupin was inspiring and did inspire libraries of detective fiction to come...but it is dated. What was probably novel, and original reads like a phonebook. I will make the exception for Purloined Letter. Of the three Dupin stories, PL was quite readable. I would easily give it 4 stars, but the Case of Marie Roget pulled the entire work down to a 3. I may also be allowing my appreciation of Poe's ouvre to keep the rating at three instead of 2. Can't say that I'd recommend this volume to anyone other than those who have an interest in the history of crime fiction, particularly Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiri Dawn | 1/31/2014

    " I love this collection of short stories for creating the mystery-solving genre as I know and love it. It was a truly fascinating read because it is the first of it's kind, but whereas Sherlock Holmes is brilliant, Dupin was merely interesting. And sometimes long winded... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jigar Brahmbhatt | 1/22/2014

    " These tales were precursor to the entire genera in a way, but having read the likes of Carr and Ellery Queen, I have to agree that they don't offer the expected bafflement. Even so, a Poe short story is always welcome for the departure it provides into the dark territories of the human heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/16/2014

    " A masterpiece of one of the pioneers on mystery and suspense stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cktgrl | 1/14/2014

    " My Favorite author at all time! "

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

    " Though the narrator comes off as odd and pompous, I liked this short story. It was an interesting mystery. I felt I needed to know what happened. "

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

    " The first of its kind. Started the Sherlock Holmes trend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/19/2013

    " Interesting...I absolutely loath Edgar Allen Poe's short stories, but in these he seemed to have left out most of the grotesque that I abhor. These tales were similar to Conan Doyle's Holmes stories, but much more dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aline | 12/16/2013

    " Love that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikel | 11/22/2013

    " Think Sherlock Holmes meets Plutarch and that's pretty much what you have here. A strange combination but it works. Poe acknowledges that there are long pieces of treatise like exposition. Overall it was a good read but he beats the chess analogy drum a little too long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Moffat | 10/21/2013

    " I really enjoyed the descriptive writing of Poe, but prefer stories like the Tell-Tale Heart, pure class! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Sawyer | 4/14/2013

    " Call me dark, but I love poe's dark humor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/22/2013

    " Classic Poe narrative with less of the opium. The book provided an interesting introduction to set the stage in part 1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Doctor | 1/31/2013

    " The basis to all detective novels, the origin of a genre. A classic, Poe at his best created forensic thinking, and explained it as a literal walk in the park. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 7/25/2012

    " LOVE THESE! Had a multi CD collection of Poe's work. EXCELLENT "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 3/1/2012

    " Wow. Monkeys are scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renato Galante | 2/14/2012

    " il piu' bel poliziesco mai scritto ed anche il primo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 9/2/2011

    " Before Holmes, before Poirot there was Dupin. Both Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie found inspiration for their famous detectives in Poe's timeless tales. One of my favourites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 6/17/2011

    " Too fantastical for me, but Dupin is very cool! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robert Blanchette | 6/8/2011

    " I can't say that I actually liked this short story. It was a difficult read because of the writing style. I enjoyed the mystery, but found the perpetrator to not be plausible. The complexity of the way the murder was accomplished was too great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 4/14/2011

    " We are currently reading this book for our mysteries unit and it's very gorey but quite interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 3/29/2011

    " You would never guess the murderer ....hahaha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phaedra221 | 3/14/2011

    " This one will take a while as it's day-by-day installment from DailyLit. It's a gripping tale and easy to tell that it was written quite some time ago. The words give that away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freak | 2/26/2011

    " Esse livro reúne grandes contos da carreira de nosso mestre, Poe. Os mais marcantes, para mim: O gato preto e O Demônio da Perversidade. Além de conter a primeira aventura do primeiro detetive até então: Auguste Dupin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arianna | 12/16/2010

    " Loved it! Very Sherlock Holmes. A quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nomad | 10/19/2010

    " dupin was like holmes, deducting and all. and his fren watson
    A short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/16/2010

    " I think this is one of the better-written of his short stories. I like his prefacing of how analytical minds work and his comparisons to chess and whist. The crime scene deductions reminded me of our modern day CSI stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaethe | 7/14/2010

    " I don't recall exactly when I first read this (sometime in late elementary/middle school), but it certainly made an impact. I still consider Poe one of my favorite mystery writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/17/2010

    " great short story! I'd love to read more stories like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/18/2010

    " Excellent; the original mystery story, this short story from Poe is around the solving of a case of double murder behind locked doors and apparently committed with super human strength "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 1/16/2010

    " The very first detective story. I found the solution of the mystery to be somewhat disappointing, but it is certainly the story that set the stage for Sherlock Holmes and all others that followed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/15/2009

    " A masterpiece of one of the pioneers on mystery and suspense stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/24/2009

    " Crimenes De Calle Morgue/Murders of the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (1996) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Squeemu | 9/30/2008

    " Too dry and intellectual for my taste. "

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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.