• Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-13-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (996 ratings)

Regular price: $7.69

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Publisher's Summary

Here are all of Edgar Allan Poe’s great short stories in one 16-hour collection. Also includes "The Raven". Stories included are:

"The Angel of The Odd"
"The Black Cat"
"The Cask of Amontillado"
"The Maelstrom"
"The Facts in the Case Of M. Valdemar"
"The House of Usher"
"Hop Frog"
"Imp of the Perverse"
"Island of the Fay"
"Man of the Crowd"
"Message in a Bottle"
"The Masque of the Red Death"
"Mesmeric Revelation"
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
"Never Be the Devil Your Head"
"The Oval Portrait"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
"The Premature Burial"
"The Purloined Letter"
"Silence - A Fable"
"Some Words with a Mummy"
"The Spectacles"
"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather"
"The Tell Tale Heart"
"William Wilson"
"The Raven"

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4 out of 5 stars
By J.G. on 07-23-11

A rare treat.

You can't go wrong with this collection. There is a story for every mood or occasion. The stories are often funny, wonderfully horrific, and sometimes beautiful. I was very impressed with Mr Thomley as a narrator, with his a soothing and sophisticated voice, he could not be more perfect for Poe. Worth so much more than what I paid.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-23-15


First of all, my reviews are written with the blue collar reader in mind. I am a blue collar worker and I could not pretend to be otherwise. A lot of people say they love Poe, seriously? He wrote his stuff in the early 1800's and for that time I am sure it is great stuff. I find the language hard to understand, the stories take forever to get to the point and the ending is often disappointing. Here is how one of his most famous stories, (The Murders in The Rue Morgue) starts out. THE MENTAL FEATURES DISCOURSED OF AS THE ANALYTICAL, ARE, IN THEMSELVES BUT LITTLE SUSCEPTIBLE OF ANALYSIS. It goes on and on like that. If you have a lot of time, you might, like I do with Shakespeare, want to sit down and slowly read and absorb his writings. I believe you would get more out of it that way.

One must also remember, that in Poe's time to write a story in which someone dies was considered scary. He had some really great ideas, that were not always followed through with. In one story he mesmerizes someone as they are dying and he actually dies, but does not die. He is kept in this state for months, but we never find out what life after death is like. The scary part is that he should be dead, but is kept in the mesmerized state for months. For 48 to 69 cents you can get these stories individually. The Tell Tale Heart is a masterpiece and is very easy to understand. I really liked The Black Cat. The System Of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether was entertaining and thought provoking. For me the 26 other stories were a waste of my time. The whole collection is cheap, but time consuming.

You get to hear that before each and every story, because these are sold separately. I thought Bob's performance was excellent and helped in the understanding of the written word.

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