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Six Creepy Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe has the ability to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little was 'done' in the sense of horrible actions described. My imagination, under the power of his creepy words, conjured the atmosphere and did the rest by itself. In this recording I've chosen some of his stories that succeed so well in leaving lingering hair raising memories with me: The Telltale Heart; The Masque of the Red Death; The Black Cat; The Raven, the Casque of Amontillado and Berenice. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I did reading them.

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The Raven Edition

[Redactor's Note Some endnotes are by Poe and some were added by Griswold. In this volume the notes are at the end.]


The Purloined Letter The Thousand and Second Tale of Scheherezade A Descent into the Maelström Von Kempelen and his Discovery Mesmeric Revelation The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Black Cat The Fall of the House of Usher Silence a Fable The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Imp of the Perverse The Island of the Fay The Assignation The Pit and the Pendulum The Premature Burial The Domain of Arnheim Landor's Cottage William Wilson The Tell Tale Heart Berenice Eleonora


Nil sapientiae odiosius acumine nimio.

Seneca .

At Paris, just after dark one gusty evening in the autumn of 18 , I was enjoying the twofold luxury of meditation and a meerschaum, in company with my friend C... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 20, 2018
Subject: Narrator
I really couldn’t listen to this up and down voice!
April 20, 2017
I honestly wasn't expecting a dark male narrator, to darken the tone, this lady is too cheerful...
Reviewer: - March 18, 2016
Subject: number 2
Great clear narration thank you.
Reviewer: - January 1, 2016
Narrator is awful.
Reviewer: - January 23, 2015
Subject: narrator
I'm sorry but narrator is kind of too chipper for these poems. not creepy enough.
Reviewer: - October 21, 2014
The narrator is very happy for creepy tales
Reviewer: - August 3, 2014
Subject: Narrator
Oh my, is this narrator terrible. I feel she may have ruined these fantastic poems.
March 6, 2014
I agree with Jason. The narrator does not do justice to the beautiful poems.
Reviewer: - February 15, 2014
Subject: Ugh!
Sounds like she's reading a text book.
Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
Bad narrator :(

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