The Raven

  • by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by Anthony Donovan
  • 0 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Chilling Ghost Stories collection.
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere.


Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator Anthony Donovan's remarkable performance of "The Raven" is steeped in melancholy and a foreboding sense of doom. Donovan uses the cadence of Edgar Allan Poe's words to form a rhythm that reveals the speaker's growing madness. Donovan uses variations in delivery, from the speaker's whispers to half-suppressed shouts to the raven's menacing croak. The emotions he draws out - hushed sorrow, indignation, and terror - are electrifying and intense. Though "The Raven" is one of Poe's most familiar and popular works, listeners will still wish to hear this excellent interpretation.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-11-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks