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Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Tales

Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Summary

A selection of Poe’s greatest tales: The Purloined Letter, The Thousand And Second Tale Of Scheherazade, A Descent Into The Maelstrom, Von Kempelen And His Discovery, Mesmeric Revelation, The Facts In The Case Of M. Valedemar, The Black Cat, The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Silence, The Mask Of The Red Death, The Cask Of Amontillado, The Imp Of The Perverse, The Island Of The Fey, The Assignation, The Pit And The Pendulum, The Premature Burial, The Domain Of Arnheim, Landor's Cottage, William Wilson, The Tell Tale Heart, Berenice, and Eleonora.

Public Domain (P)2014 Trout Lake Media

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Glad it was cheap.

The reader is nearly as bad as Cathy Dobson! His voice is good but his conveyance is monotone, unenthusiastic and almost impossible to follow. He makes no attempt to change his voice to suit the character.
I'm glad this was cheap.

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Awfully narrated!

Sounds like it's being narrated by an 80's computer. Monotone, no feeling, no emotion and no pause for breath!

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Like finger nails down a blackboard.

This is appalling. I enjoyed reading Edgar Alan poe stories but this droning voice sounded, to me, like nails down a blackboard. I had to abandon listening as could not bear it for more than 30 minutes. Would not recommend this reading at all. Lucky it got one star.

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Loved it

loved it, different stories and a good selection of them. would recommend to anyone reading

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What the actual f@#(?

I lasted exactly 5 minutes, narrative was dull, painful, generated and disjointed. Author would hate.

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so bad

I can't listen to it the narrator just is awful and sounds like a robot

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WORST NARRATOR EVER.

Poe is a writer of many fantastic tales, I am a huge fan but don't waste your money/credit on this audiobook, the narrator reads it like a lecture. No emotion, no pauses, no change of tone for different characters. Make sure you listen to the sample, he is reading at such a fast monotonous pace it is ridiculous.
Total waste of time.

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  • 13-11-17

Please tell me this is being read by a machine

I had to stop 6 minutes in. It's like the early days of speech synthesis, Speak and Spell would do better.

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  • 19-03-15

terrible

it was just so bad the narrator is terrible it makes the story sound so dull n dumb not worth the money

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-15

Narrator... what is up

The narrator manages to speak way too quickly but without considering what he's saying. The result feels like the most boring race to nowhere. can't fault the material, it's all ruined by the pace and seeming lack of any emotion related to the words. sad.

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