Review: The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection by Edgar Allan Poe

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Title: The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Narrators: Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone

Length: 5 hrs 31 mins

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

First, here is the table of contents because this audiobook doesn’t come with one. All the stories just run into each other so you need this table of contents if you want to find a specific story/poem. Also thanks Tom (another reviewer on Audible) for providing this list. 

1.) 0:10 – 2:03 To —–
2.) 2:03 – 3:10 Alone
3.) 3:15 – 6:23 The City in the Sea
4.) 6:28 – 31:20 Berenice
5.) 31:25 – 55:28 The Fall of the House of Usher
6.) 55:30 – 1:44:27 Ligeia
7.) 1:44:30 – 1:46:49 excerpt from The Fall of the House of Usher
8.) 1:46:55 – 2:18:43 The Pit and the Pendulum
9.) 2:18:46 – 2:35:27 The Masque of the Red Death
10.) 2:35:33 – 2:49:37 The Tell-Tale Heart
11.) 2:49:40 – 3:45:27 The Gold Bug
12.) 3:45:30 – 4:12:19 The Black Cat
13.) 4:12:25 – 4:20:58 The Raven
14.) 4:21:03 – 4:38:00 The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
15.) 4:38:01 – 4:54:07 The Cask of Amontillado
16.) 4:54:13 – 4:58:23 The Bells
17.) 4:58:28 – 5:00:35 Annabel Lee
18.) 5:00:40 – 5:01:19 Eldorado
19.) 5:01:25 – 5:16:00 The Imp of the Perverse
20.) 5:16:06 – 5:31:22 Morella

Also, some of these stories are abridged. I know for sure The Fall of House of Usher is missing sections and paragraphs. I don’t know for sure about the other stories but I assume they are also missing some parts. 

This is a pretty good collection of stories and poems from Poe. I like almost all of these so it was great to listen to them, especially with Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone as the narrators. Of these versions I think my favorite was The Pit and the Pendulum with Price as the narrator. He really brought out the horror of that story and made it feel very spooky. 

Overall, this was an enjoyable collection even with the formatting problems. I read Poe’s stories every year around this time and I really enjoyed the horror and emotion captured in this audio collection. 


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