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.

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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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Love this poem, then Adible ruins it at the end. Shame.

I really love this poem, then Audible ruins it at the end. Shame.
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Book Details

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