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Classic Poe

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Seven of Poe's masterworks of horror and suspense, including his immortal poem The Raven, the gruesome mystery, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and one of the most brilliantly crafted short stories ever written, The Fall of the House of Usher.
Audio, Commuters Library, Abridged, 2 pages
Published August 1994 by Sound Room Publishers (first published 1994)
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Mary-Jean Harris
This was an intriguing collection of short stories read by a great narrator. Poe can really capture an atmosphere in his writing, and I especially liked the poem The Raven. It's haunting, and beautifully written. Most of the stories touch upon the themes of madness and obsessions, and Poe really makes them believable, though sometimes there is a lack of underlying motivations for some of the things the characters do. Regardless, they are short stories, and as such, I found them captivating and w ...more
Apr 10, 2016 Lena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, 2016, poetry
I picked this up to fulfill the "Read a book of poetry" prompt in my 2016 challenge. Poetry isn't really my cup of tea. I am glad that I chose Poe, as it has that horror element which I do enjoy. I found this book to be OK. It wasn't bad but I wasn't thrilled.
Thought it would be fun to listen to some Poe on tape...and it was! I'd have given it more stars if it weren't for the inclusion of The Fall of the House of Usher in the collection. I don't know what it is about that story, but I've tried reading it twice, and now I've listened to it, and I just can't focus on the stupid story. I still don't have a clue what that story is about! But aside from that Poe is an awesome Poet. The Raven is one of my all time favourite poems and it was totally made to ...more
Apr 14, 2008 Ogross marked it as listened-to  ·  review of another edition
I have a long commute on 95 on Monday nights, so I thought I'd start listening to some books on tape. I was a bit disappointed to find how limited the books on tape selection was at the library. Darn the modern CD era.

Done! Loved these, especially on a dark highway late at night!
These two cassettes collect unabridged readings of some of Poe's most famous work, including The Raven, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Tell-tale Heart, The Black Cat, and The Fall of the House of Usher.> Fun listening for the Halloween holidays.
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The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundr ...more
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