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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: Bryan Schmidt Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Poe is considered one of the best horror story writers ever. In this carefully crafted novel, Poe sets up a foundation for an ironic detective story that pits mind over matter and stumps the office police in their work. Through logic, detective C. Auguste Dupin comes to the rescue and pulls off a stunning coup that sabotages a blackmail plot against the Royal Family. This is a story you will never forget. 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 Alan | 5/5/2011

    " absolutely loved the elegance and craftiness of the story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 4/12/2011

    " It was an alright story, but nowhere near the greatness of Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/16/2011

    " Not one of my favorite works from Poe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 2/5/2011

    " Better than the other Dupin story, although still rather unbelievable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 8/14/2010

    " This was not my favorite Poe, but I am glad that I read it. Short, won't take long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/20/2010

    " This book was good but seemed familiar as I remembered the end as I was reading it. Maybe I saw a movie or read it as a child. Good twist ending for those that haven't heard of it before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 4/4/2010

    " Allan Poe's writings hold a dark tone in themselves whatever they are and this one is no exception.a detective story about a lost important letter,which turns out to be very difficult to find by the police.but the answer lies in something that makes it much easier than it seems... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 3/24/2010

    " I definitely recall this story from the past... I like this detective! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 2/19/2010

    " The best of Poe's Dupin mysteries, The Purloined Letter is both the shortest and the most clever in execution. There's not much that can be said about it without spoiling the story, but it focuses on how we tend to miss the obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 whichwaydidshego? | 8/27/2009

    " Very Holmes-esque, but I LOVED the synopsis of why mathematicians and scientists are so handicapped in their thinking! Clever and oh-so-true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/27/2009

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 João | 11/6/2008

    " É muito interessante o jeito que Edgar Allan Poe faz ponderações sobre o raciocínio lógico nesse conto policial. Pena que não muitos sabem que ele é considerado o criador desse gênero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 7/12/2008

    " A cool little story. The middle is a little thick and dry, but the rest is really well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacie | 4/19/2008

    " Not my favorite Poe tale. However, it has inspired me to read more of his tales that I either haven't read or haven't read in a while. I am going to slowly work through his "Complete Works." "

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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.