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The Raven

Written by: Edgar Allan Poe
Narrated by: Michael Troy
Length: 11 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry

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Publisher's Summary

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further distress the protagonist with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references.

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  • Kaz
  • 06-04-19

Eww

As a lover of Edgar Allan Poe, I’m honestly disgusted by the way the narrator read this. Couldn’t make it thru the first few words without wanting to scream. To read any of EAP work, you need to have that special creepy but wonderful something and who ever read this just didn’t have it.

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  • Theotokos
  • 03-06-19

Possibly the worst narrator in Audible history.

This is not a snarky, witty, playful poem. Why then, does the narrator sound like a 3rd rate Dr. Frankenfurter impersonator? I got through less than two minutes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-19

overly dramatic, but still a story for the ages...

Overly dramatic, but still a story for the ages...didn't much care for this narrator's rendition.

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  • O'Dwyer Family
  • 13-11-19

love Edgar Allen Poe but this reader oof!!

love Edgar Allen Poe but the affectation of this reader was a bit overdone/contrived. In the beginning, it was even distractingly so. The reading of The Raven for $1.36 is much better.

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  • JMJ
  • 08-11-19

Painful Narration

This poem is a great classic. This narrator, however, was trying way too hard and didn't appear to grasp the meaning of the poem. He went for over the top melodrama, and it was painful to hear.

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  • Craft Family
  • 12-07-19

Not my cup

I am not a fan of this rendition. There are so many versions done by classic speakers.

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  • tobytobs
  • 19-02-19

story was good

story was good, but the performance was a bit lacking. I like Edgar Allen Poe so the performance needed to be better.

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  • Terri Lee
  • 11-02-19

Over dramatic!

The reader seems to not know the work. The Raven is a masterpiece, but his reading is a disaster!