The Pit and the Pendulum

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by B.J. Harrison
  • 0 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“I was sick, sick unto death with that long agony,” begins one of the most famous tales from the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Through the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, we follow the straying mind of the unnamed prisoner in his quest for hope in a world of darkness and despair. This episode skyrocketed The Classic Tales Podcast to number 3 on iTunes’ Top 100 Podcasts chart.


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A classic from Poe, not my favorite as there was no connection to the character beyond his ability to think rationally and the tone of his fear. The Who, What and Why were not covered enough for me to care, however, still creepy.
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- Susan "Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2011
  • Publisher: B.J. Harrison