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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1843, 'The Tell-Tale Heart' is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous short stories. 

It is relayed by an unnamed narrator who endeavours to convince the listener of his sanity while simultaneously describing a murder they committed. Performed by Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther), be lured into Edgar Allan Poe's dark, beautiful world. 

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Beautiful presentation

Narrator is emersed in the story and takes you to the mind of Edger Allen Poe.

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Wow

Ruth was amazing. Her telling of The Tell Tale Heart gave me chills, in part for the content, but she did so well. I particularly enjoyed just the fact that a woman was reading it. Such a different take and I'm in love.

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Classic Poe

Amazing performance of a classic Poe tale. Poe was an amazing master of horror, suspense, and mystery. The narrator has to be able to live up to the standards of the story. In this case she absolutely does. Incredible job!!

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Ruth Wilson gives such a rich narration

I really love these titles from Audible with great actors performing the narration, like this one and the one with Dominic West. You really experience how powerful storytelling can be with people who have skill.

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delightful an the narrative was wonderful.it is great.i feel great ti have the opportunity to listen

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Excellent reading. Loved it !

The narrator is absolutely fantastic. Loved every second of this tale. Highly recommend. One of my favorites from EAP.

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The best performance performance I've ever heard

I loved this Story growing up. Read it many times. But hearing Ruth Wilson read it, was amazing. truly captivating

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Good read/listen for a quick drive or task. Well performed. A bit missing in meaning but worth it for 1 hour of time spent.

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Perfect Narration!

Ruth Wilson is absolutely BRILLIANT in this! She lets herself be completely consumed by the character, and what comes out is just pure perfection.

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Didn't expect a woman narrator

I liked it because in fact, the story never tells if the narrator is a man or a woman, so I liked the choice of being narrated by a woman.
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