Something different for your ears today a little Edgar Allan Poe...
I recently came across a CD called Poe Boys: A Baker's Dozen which is simply 13 Poems and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. It's an audiobook, co-produced by Scott Colburn and Richard B. Panzer, recorded and edited by Scott Colburn, and narrated by Richard B. Panzer.
Edgar Allen Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
I remember being made to read him in high school therefore I never really wrapped my head around it. Then again in a Lit class in college at that point I was able to see what his world was all about and found myself wrapped up in his mystery.
This narrated disc was daunting! I remember reading "The Haunted Palace" because I heard it was nearly impossible to comprehend. Kudos to the choice of narrative voices that were chosen on this disc. I felt drawn in even more to the stories merely due to the voices!
If you have never done POE this is a great place to get hooked!
"Never to suffer would never to have been blessed" - Edgar Allen Poe
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