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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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Edgar Allan Poe is commonly recognized as a master of horror, but "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" represents another genre in which he excelled - in fact, it is commonly recognized as the first-ever modern detective story. This thrilling, chilling tale follows investigator C. Auguste Dupin as he inquires into the double murder of a woman and her daughter, parsing clues including an unidentifiable non-human hair discovered at the scene.

Kerry Shale’s performance of this adrenaline-pumping whodunit is well paced, his enunciation clear and his delivery even and eerie. Shale expertly plays with the tension in Poe’s spine-tingling text, keeping listeners on the hook until its exciting conclusion.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Murders in the Rue Morgue (The Dupin Stories) collection.

Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe. Written in the 1840s, Poe presented the acutely observant, shrewd but idiosyncratic character who, with his chronicler, provided the inspiration for the more famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.The Dupin Stories include the following:

  • "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • "The Mystery of Marie Roget"
  • "The Purloined Letter"

  • ©2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2005 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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    • 14-04-2019

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    Very good old book. Poe was a good writer. Back in his day, he was one of many.

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    • Webb Patterson
    • 16-04-2018

    Suspense at its finest

    Really enjoy this short story! Read, re-read and listened to it several times. Very clever, and makes one think differently because of it.

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    • ALF
    • 21-04-2017

    excellent reading of a classic

    Very well-done performance of a classic and still modern tale. The reader delineates seamlessly and undistractingly between Dupin and the narrator.

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    • Edgar Livingstone
    • 26-11-2016

    Good liustening

    This ius well-presented. My only adverse observation is that it should have been divided into chapters.