The Weird Circle

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 0 hrs and 26 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A classic tale of revenge involving wine, a cellar - and bricks.The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on January 1, 1945.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poe's story is a great one!

Would you listen to The Weird Circle again? Why?

Yes, I have several of the programs and they never disappoint. They are especially good when they use classic tales of the macabre.

What other book might you compare The Weird Circle to and why?

This is as good as Dimension X or X Minus Zero, the science fiction series. They use great stories and tell them in a hour listen.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is a radio play, the characters are different each time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it's a half hour, an easy listen.

Any additional comments?

This story is about a couple in love that before they can get married the man is shanghaied and when he returns his best friend is married to his fiancée. The man beats his wife and the former friend plots revenge.

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- Kristi Richardson

NOT by Edgar Allen Poe!

If you ever read Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" alongside the German folktale upon which it was based, you may appreciate the occasional worth of plagiarism. Irving takes a silly story, one with no apparent worth, and gently reshapes it into a timeless fable.

This audible just as blatantly plagiarizes, but in the opposite direction. Poe's fabulous tale of revenge for the sake of pride becomes nothing more than an empty and trite bit of fluff. I could go on and on... let's just leave it at this: If you are already quite familiar with Poe's work and this story, if you would like only to hear the performance and an alternative interpretation of the work (however awful) then this is worth the minimal time & monetary investment (99 cents and 25 minutes shouldn't even leave you a day late or a dollar short).

However, if you are new to Poe or The Cask of Amontillado, perhaps a student hoping to have your assigned reading read to you on the commute to school, PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, DO NOT TAKE THIS AS ANY SORT OF ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF POE'S WORK. Download Audible's straightforward reading of the work, as it is equally inexpensive, both to your pocketbook and your grade... especially if you should mistake Luccia for Lucchese on a Literature exam.
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- Ash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.