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Publisher's Summary

Often considered to be one of the most famous pieces by Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven' is a poem recounting the descent into madness of a young man lamenting the loss of his lover. 

This spellbinding performance by Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) lures the listener into the depths of the protagonist’s despair.

Public Domain (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Reader Ruins the Meter

The reader keeps breaking the meter.
1. He fails to emphasize some mid-sentence rhymes, for example.
2. He keeps pausing for (melo) dramatic emphasis where the rhythm absolutely requires the he keep going smoothly.
3. He fails to run together syllables when the meter requires it.
4. He does not know the intended pronunciation of some words, breaking rhymes and rhythm.

It's so distracted that it ruins enjoyment of the poem.

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It sounds wrong

He mispronounced Lenore and doesn’t have any of the rhythm this poem deserves. So many better performances of this poem

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Nevermore better than this!

Wonderful performance of the Edgar Allan Poe classic! The Raven comes to life! Bravo I say.

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Brilliant

We need more works from Dominc West. Much more. Texts of any sort come to life under his performance.

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wonderful.

I absolutely love the poem. it was a great version of it. there were some great little theatrics at the end.

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Didn't like the narrator

I understand that this is purely a matter of personal preference, but the narrator just didn't work for me. I'm apparently in a small minority of people with this opinion, so don't let my taste stop you from listening to this one.

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brilliant

Beautifully performed every word and every line from the inflections to the pauses was perfect. This is the best rendition of the Raven I have ever heard. Stunning,superb, captivating are just some words trying to encompass the magnificence of this performance.

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Dominic West is a FANTASTIC narrator!

I really loved this. It was performed beautifully.
I hope Audible has more selections with him performing narration in the future.

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Wow!

Absolutely brilliant performance! Dominic West makes a fascinating poem even more fascinating. I just had to listen over and over again.

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Nevermore

Loved it. Tempo, intonation, and delivery. Twice.. did I listen. To the fear, the curiosity, the wonder, the torture and evidently the dark humor of “The Raven”.