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Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Works Collection

Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
Length: 48 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most prolific authors of his time, eventually gaining recognition for his tales of horror and his uncanny ability to paint a macabre picture with words.

The Complete Works Collection of Edgar Allan Poe contains over 150 stories and poems, separated into individual chapters, including all of Poe's most notorious works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, A Dream Within a Dream, Lenore, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and many more.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2018 A.R.N. Publications

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Great stories, bad narrator.

Love Edgar Allan Poe's work, but with this narration I just can't listen to it. The pace is repetitive, and the voice is monotonous and lacking inflection. The writing is incredible, and in this particular version the beauty of it is wholly lost.

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I could not stand the narrator's voice

I love Edgar Allen Poe's work but the narrator completely ruined this for me. it's a shame

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17-03-19

Why aren't the chapters Titled?

There is so many stories, but why aren't they titled so you can find them?

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  • Gregory
  • 01-03-18

Excellent Collection and Masterful Performance

First off, this is a wonderful collection with pretty much everything that Poe has ever written in a single book. The downloadable table of contents comes in VERY handy… navigating without it would be a nightmare.

Now for the voice that brought life to this book... I simply loved Mr. Duquenoy’s voice. It was a pure delight to listen to and he delivered a truly heartfelt performance in this reading. He pauses at the right moments and puts emphasis on the right words when needed, without ever over doing it. You will not get tired of this man’s voice!

For any Poe fans I think this is a great addition to your library which you will revisit over and over…

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  • Gail Blackwell
  • 14-03-18

Would recommend to anyone!!!

This is a marvelous compilation of Poe's works! The narrator and sound quality are both wonderful.

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  • andrew
  • 15-05-19

chapter titles

There are no chapter (story) titles. The supplemental material would not download. Please fix this.

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  • Weston & Mariha
  • 31-07-19

You Should Know

Somewhere in the very beginning chapters, the entire book gets moved back two chapters. If you download the table of contents and illustrations that are associated with this particular book (available on the description page of the book) you actually can pick and choose what you're listening to. I think chapter three runs into chap four and five. Not exactly sure, but I can say that the very first story, after all the intros, starts on chapter 6. So the story The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal is Chapter 6. And the book continues to be off by two chapters. I think the narrator is great. I don't see what people are complaining about.

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  • RonStory
  • 14-04-18

Excellent readings, wonderful voice, but...

This collection of Poe’s works is the best I have ever heard. The narrator has a rich, full voice. The dramatic presentation is excellent. Anyone wishing to immerse themselves in Poe’s stories will not be disappointed by this book.

However, and this is a complaint is leveled at ALL Audible books, the stories are labeled as “Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3”, etc. If you wish to hear a particular story, poem, or other work you have to find some method of locating it, such as making your own list. For me, that takes away from the enjoyment of the book.

Again, the content of this book is excellent, and if you don’t have a problem with unlabeled content, this should not take away from your enjoyment of this book. Overall I recommend buying this book, because the narrator and the content make it worth the purchase price.

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  • Elizabeth Martinez
  • 03-07-19

waste

informative but cant even chose stories to listen to.... if I could get my money back I would. what a waste.

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  • sharonme
  • 11-07-19

Wonderful!

Poe has long been one of my all time favorite authors. Duquenoy's rendition is splendid.

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  • Karen Weiss
  • 20-11-18

Things we didn't know

I like listening to this before I go to sleep. You'll never tire of this reading and there are many writings I never knew, I never heard anyone mention Poe was one of the first science fiction writers but that's probably why my dad was so fond of him. I am really enjoying it and love listening to these stories

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  • Alex Braunberger
  • 14-10-18

It needs wisper-synch

I've always been fascinated by the genius of Edgar Allan Poe. I knew there had to be more to him than horror, macabre, and melancholy. And there is. But this edition of his complete works needs to be synched with the Kindle edition.

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