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Publisher's Summary

One Voice Recordings presents amazingly versatile voice actor David Ian Davies performing three of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories.

Oblong Box is Poe's shipboard tale of a pleasure cruise to New York that progresses from odd to horribly grotesque.

In The Pit and the Pendulum, the infamous trials and inhuman violence of the French Inquisition are the inspiration for Poe's narrative of one man's waking nightmare as he finds himself being driven mad in a torture chamber by one horrific confrontation with hideous immolation after another.

The Black Cat is Poe's renowned and blood curdling story of one man's descent into madness, focused on his steadily growing and inexplicable hatred of a once beloved black feline. This tale is highly disturbing and not for the squeamish.

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What listeners say about The Edgar Allan Poe Collection I

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I would have liked a different accent better

These stories are classics, but I wasn't crazy about the reader's ultra-plummy Shakespearean accent. My husband wasn't bothered by it.

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unfortunate experience

fortunately for me i had already read edgar allan poe's book, for this particular audiobook doesn't do justice to the author.

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The audio has low quality and awkward pauses. This is distracting. The voice and stories were good though.

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You cant go wrong

Its edgar allen poe. You cant go wrong. Wasnt crazy about the narrator but it wasnt unreadable by any means

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-24-19

Improved as it went along

The reading of the oblong box felt disjointed and punctuation almost ignored. However the other 2 stories were well read and enjoyable.

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  • Scott Barnes
  • 10-01-21

A Classic Author, Somewhat Bland Stories

I wasn't really a fan of the stories contained within this one, that's by no means a knock on Edgar Allan Poe, but these 3 stories didn't really grip me. The first was perhaps the one that did most and then the later two fell somewhat short.

The narration was good and the acting was made to separate characters and establish their individuality. David did a good job of the work he was given, I just feel that the work itself wasn't the best to begin with.

I do appreciate that it was a different time and that may be the reason I struggle to resonate with these stories but if this was my only taste of Poes work I probably wouldn't be looking any further. Thankfully that isn't the case!

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  • charlotte
  • 04-13-20

Hard to listen

Although Allen poe is a classic writer I found that these stories where not so easy to follow there seemed to be a kind of argogence behind the writing. And the reading by Davies was good but I feel that he was not passionate about the stories and this translated into boredom to me.

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  • Paula Mooney
  • 01-22-20

Very Enjoyable.





Narrator very easy to listen to voice suited the stories.Would listen to it again