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Would you consider the audio edition of Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories to be better than the print version?
Who doesn't like Edgar Allen Poe? I listened to it during Halloween just for fun. I'd read this in high school. It was better listening to the tale being read to me.
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STORY (classic) - This short audiobook (1 hr, 1 min) contains three of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. The first is The Telltale Heart, which we've all read in high school, and it was my runaway favorite. The second one was -- meh. The third was very good, especially the ironic ending, but it contains some animal cruelty which I didn't enjoy. Thankfully, the description of the cruelty was short and to the point instead of graphically described.
The stories all revolve around mentally disturbed main characters who commit some form of murder. Poe also seems to have a propensity for his characters to have an evil eye or an eye missing, and his murderers all hide their victims' bodies behind a wall or in the floor. Makes me wonder about Poe as a person and about his childhood...
PERFORMANCE - The reader did a great job, especially performing the madness at the end of The Telltale Heart. There was, however, something going on with the recording quality in the third story. It was as if the tape in a cassette recording was getting hung up as it was playing. Distracting but tolerable.
OVERALL - Recommended for high school students or older, male and female alike. It's worth the hour I spent listening and the 95 cents or whatever I paid for this Daily Deal, but that's about it. There is no cursing, but be prepared for sinister psychological stories and some brief animal cruelty.
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