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This collection is most enjoyable to listen to..One story is as pleasing as another -- I would seek out this narrator and enjoy more of his work... Divinely listenable..
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I have never written a negative review for audible before, but this selection tested the limits of my endurance.
The only reason I give one star to this collection is that I cannot give any less. I adore Poe; he is my favorite American author. These stories are among his best.
The narration, on the other hand, is painful! Poe's stories are liberally laced with French and Latin, with an occasional German phrase. It is essential that the narrator know how to pronounce the words, at the very least.
In style, the narration is rushed, sentence upon sentence, without any dramatic pacing or pausing, as if the reader is trying to get it over with. Halfway through I felt as if I had been listening to fingernails on a chalkboard. I persevered, but will never get anything else from this narrator. Poe is worthy of much better than this. Please go elsewhere for your Poe readings if you value his work.
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