Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe audiobook

Tales of Terror

By Edgar Allan Poe
Produced by Alcazar AudioWorks
Read by David Thorn with Bruce Blau

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American poet, critic, and short-story writer Edgar Allan Poe is universally recognized for his cultivation of the macabre in fiction. His stories are characterized by an original kind of supernatural horror, often using the awareness of death as a catalyzing force in its own right. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth and intense imagery, made vivid through his musical language and hypnotic rhythms, which are especially captivating when heard aloud. This special audio collection features some of Poe’s best known classic stories, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” “Hop Frog,” “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Masque of the Red Death,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Audiobooks for Car Trips

American poet, critic, and short-story writer Edgar Allan Poe is universally recognized for his cultivation of the macabre in fiction. His stories are characterized by an original kind of supernatural horror, often using the awareness of death as a catalyzing force in its own right. His tales and poems brim with psychological depth and intense imagery, made vivid through his musical language and hypnotic rhythms, which are especially captivating when heard aloud.

This special audio collection features some of Poe’s best known classic stories, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar,” “Hop Frog,” “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Masque of the Red Death,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe [as] narrated by David Thorne and Bruce Blau…kids may doze through the long introductory passage of ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue,’ but ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Facts in the Case of Monsieur Valdemar’ will have them on the edge of their car seats from the start.” New York Times
“Poe constantly and inevitably produced magic where his greatest contemporaries produced only beauty.” George Bernard Shaw, author of Pygmalion
“Certain of Poe’s tales possess an almost absolute perfection of artistic form which makes them veritable beacon lights in the province of the short story…Poe’s weird tales are alive in a manner that few others can ever hope to be.” H. P. Lovecraft, author of “The Call of Cthulhu”
“Each [of Poe’s detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed…Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes
“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.” Alfred Hitchcock

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Author

Author Bio: Edgar Allan Poe

Author Bio: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1848) transformed the American literary landscape with his innovations in the short story genre and his haunting lyrical poetry, and he is credited with inventing American gothic horror and detective fiction. He was first published in 1827 and then began a career as a magazine writer and editor and a sharp literary critic. In 1845 the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven,” brought him national fame.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English