The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by Jamie Hanes
  • 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is a realistic yet romantic nautical adventure about a young stowaway on the high seas. One day in 1827, Arthur Gordon Pym escapes his dreary life in New Bedford and hides on the Grampus, where he befriends the captain's son, Augustus. The two boys witness and participate in a dazzling series of adventures, including shipwreck, famine, rescue, and voyages all over the world.
Poe's incredible sense of detail and impeccable accuracy greatly influenced Herman Melville's Moby Dick and countless other novels, but The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym itself is a spirited, exciting, action-packed story that continues to thrill readers to this day.


Audible Editor Reviews

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is Edgar Allan Poe’s sole full-length novel. It stands out in his work as an imaginative adventure story following the fictional first-person account of Arthur Pym. Under the guise of a true story written, at the suggestion of Poe, under a pseudonym, it follows a young man’s travels aboard the ship Grampus, detailing its subsequent mutiny, recapture and shipwreck. In deep expressive baritone, Jamie Hanes preforms this romantic tale with urgency, bringing to life this unique and gripping piece of Poe’s legacy.


What the Critics Say

"One of the finest adventure stories ever written." (W.H. Auden)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poe's greatest failure, in all its racist glory.

Thus book is terrible unless you like pre-postmodernism, but this recording is well done, treating the book with seriousness.
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- Victor Elliott

Probably the craziest story ever written.

Neautifully written. the language is so visual. The segways are profound. Extremely engaging. Will leave you confused and amazed.
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- Avril James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Recorded Books