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Each story explores a different twist of madness, murder, and melancholy, from the horror of being buried alive in "The Fall of the House of Usher" to the desperate case of two gruesome killings in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." The heartbeat of paranoia in "The Tell-Tale Heart," the razor-sharp claustrophobia in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and a mourner's torment in "The Raven" reveal - and revel in - life's creepiest and craziest. These tales are not for the faint of heart or the thin of skin.

Public Domain (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • michael miller
  • 18-05-2020

Always Good

Edgar Allan Poe is always good and these are some of his best. The narrator does an excellent job!

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  • Admiralu
  • 06-02-2020

Not as Thrilling as I Expected


While I have read a number of classics, this was my first reading of stories from Edgar Allan Poe. Having loved the old Vincent Price films, it was time to read the stories upon which some of the films were based. This was not quite what I had expected. While I normally love gothic horror, I found this collection to be somewhat disappointing. Only the Tell Tale Heart was interesting. The rest were overly long, excessive wordy, narratives that loss momentum for me. Having recently discovered the wonderful M.R. James, the difference is clear. Whereas James is able to ease you into a situation smoothly, his dialogs have a payoff and he keeps excessive descriptions out of his tales. He cuts to the heart of the matter and gets to the point. Poe's long diatribes made me lose interest. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book version. It was beautifully narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner. The Kindle in Motion book didn't bring that much to this work, few scenes were rendered. Glad this is over.

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  • Kat
  • 15-10-2018

Horror Exemplified!

Edgar Allen Poe gives life to death. His descriptive mind leaves no stone unturned in this entertaining search for the murderer. The Raven is my favorite. Experience life in a dungeon this Halloween.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 03-07-2018

Late to the party

Wow, I'm late to the party to read most of Poe's works. This was the Kindle In Motion & audible addition and both in tandem were great. Recommend getting the kindle in motion ebook very much. Just a nice added touch.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-04-2018

Well now I know

I not an Eward Allen Poe fan. I heard a lot of people talk about his books . Thought I would see for myself.

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  • stink
  • 12-08-2017

Not

Not for me not my type of book however, the narrator was excellent. I did not enjoy.😕😕😕😕

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