The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman, John Chatty
  • 0 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Murders in the Rue Morgue was first published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. Today, it is considered by many as the first detective story. Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". C. Auguste Dupin is a Frenchman who decides to solve the mysterious brutal murder of two women in Paris. Numerous witnesses are quoted in the newspaper as having heard a suspect, though the witnesses each think it was a different language. As the first true detective in fiction, the Dupin character established many literary devices which would be used in future fictional detectives including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Two such devices are a personal friend who serves as narrator, and the final revelation being presented first followed by the reasoning that leads to it.

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Enjoyable and good narration

Please do not try to listen to this novel while having road noise. You really need a quiet room. I loved the quick read, but certainly did have trouble getting the quiet needed to listen easily. This is the reason for the 4 stars. Otherwise, I liked the story.
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- Tina "I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings