The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Universally acclaimed as the maestro of horror and the morbid, Edgar Allan Poe's dark gift has for more than a century and a half set the standard for the genre. Here, 20 of Poe's most chilling stories and poems are performed by two of his most brilliant interpreters: Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone. Included are The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, Bells, The Gold Bug, and many more!


What the Critics Say

2000 Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Archival Reissue
"Superb renderings...[Vincent Price and Basil Rathbone] know this material well...and know how to make it chill the listener. It's a romp for them and a delight for us." ( AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Almost perfect but...

I absolutely loved this, Edgar Allan Poe's stories are timeless, and you couldn't ask for more perfect narrators...HOWEVER, it would be so helpful if each chapter actually corresponded to each story and there was more info available such as the name of each story and who was narrating it. This is a failure on audibles part and by no means a reflection on the audio book itself.
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Master Recitals!

Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price both attack these texts of the Legend himself, Mr Edgar Allen Poe. These are all absolutely outstanding performances that are beyond criticism. Never again will we be able to hear such eloquent performances. Modern voices have lost much in terms of dramatic expression. Mr Rathbone and Mr Price can never be repeated.

Poe's works were meant to be read outloud. The textures of his prose and verse are highly stylized and individualistic. If we appreciate when these were actually written we will understand that Poe was a master of language. He was a phenomenon in that his prose is still sounding so modern. Among his peers he is strikingly modernist and evolutionary in American Literature.

Poe is an author and poet one can read time and time again. You will never tire of these stories and they can keep you pleasantly haunted on constant return trips into the dark yet, by today's standards, quite moral imagination of Mr Poe.
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- Michael A Eliot

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2000
  • Publisher: HarperAudio