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The Purloined Letter - Unabridged

Narrated by: Kevin Theis
Length: 50 mins
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Summary

This is an audio-enhanced version (with music and sound effects) of the third of Edgar Allan Poe's early detective stories featuring his classic character C. Auguste Dupin. It is a celebrated tale of intrigue, blackmail, and mystery as only the master could tell it and a forerunner to the creation of the character of Sherlock Holmes.

When a member of the royal house has a sensitive document stolen, the police department turns in desperation to C. Auguste Dupin, amateur sleuth and renowned logician. Can the document be recovered before the blackmailer wins the day? Can Dupin solve the crime that has baffled all of the Parisian police force?

Find out in this classic tale of mystery and intrigue!

Public Domain (P)2018 Fort Raphael Publishing Company

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Poe Meets Sherlock Holmes

The Purloined Letter is one of Edgar Allen Pie’s detective mystery books. It isn’t your usual creepy Poe tale but more like an Episode of Sherlock in 1885. As a matter of fact, there is a Holmes movie of the same name. This version is beautifully read and has great sound effects added to make the story come to life. Kevin Theis has a great talent for doing multiple voices so you can hear individuals in the story. I’ve listened to it three times now! Highly recommended!

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  • SneakyReading
  • 09-09-18

A quick listen

This is a nice, short classic that can get you through your commute or your lunch hour with great narration!

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 06-09-18

Classic

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. Since it's a Poe story I won't even bother with talking about the writing. The narration is excellent. If you like Poe, you will love this retelling of his classic story.