THE EDGAR ALLEN POE AUDIO COLLECTION

Edgar Allan Poe, Author, Vincent Price, Read by, Basil Rathbone, Read by THE EDGAR ALLEN POE AUDIO COLLECTION

Talk about a match made in heaven! It would be hard to imagine more fitting narrators for Poe's classic horror tales than Price and Rathbone, two superb, classically trained actors who became household names starring in movies of suspense and mystery. Poe's work is especially well-suited to audio, and these remastered, archival Caedmon recordings, originally released on phonograph records, showcase the two actors at their finest. Both Price and Rathbone perfectly convey the prototypical Poe narrator trying to come to grips with the horror he has experienced. In "Berenice," Price's voice sounds refined yet deeply troubled as he struggles to explain the insidious, neurotic obsession taking over his life. "The Cask of Amontillado" finds Rathbone chuckling with evil pleasure at the well-planned murder of one who has slighted him. Among the remaining featured tales are "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "The Black Cat" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." This audio is an absolute must for Poe fans, and high school and college students assigned Poe stories for English class will find the literature takes on new meaning with this recording. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 04/02/2001
Release date: 10/01/2000
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Compact Disc - 978-0-694-52419-8
Book - 978-0-06-079952-6
Book - 978-0-06-074270-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-06-218849-6
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