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Summary

This is a tale of an old man, Roderick Usher, who is being driven mad after his sister died and was entombed in a vault in the basement. Over the course of the story the unraveling of a terrible atrocity comes to light and threatens to avenge everyone dwelling in the House of Usher.

©2018 Edgar Allan Poe (P)2018 AB Books

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  • 13-05-19

Seems to be read by a computer

For those who know the story and appreciate the relentless insolubility of Poe’s prose this will be a disappointment. I wanted to introduce my son to Poe through audiobooks but had to stop listening because I didn’t want to ruin it for him.

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  • 19-11-20

I'm pretty sure the narration was by a computer.

I've read this before and know it's a fantastic story, but... I'm pretty sure the narration was a computer. it was awful and made the story seem awful.

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  • S.E V
  • 14-04-21

Narration killed it for me.

I listen to audibles on my 20 minute drive to and from work each day and relish in losing myself (but not my concentration on the road) in a good story.

I've not read much Poe, and sadly, could not get through this short, short story with likely just 10 minutes left.

The narration was completely devoid of any emotion and sounded much more like a computer voice giving instructions on how to build a dollhouse than any dark and mysterious story written by the great Mr. Poe.

Not a fan of writing negative reviews, and this review is only based on the narration.

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  • Bill
  • 01-10-18

Poe, man. Poe.

Poe, man. Poe.

A classic dark gothic short that is much deeper than its word count.