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The Black Cat - Unabridged

By: Edgar Allan Poe
Narrated by: Kevin Theis
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Summary

This is an audio-enhanced version - with music and sound effects - of the much-beloved classic story by the master of horror - Edgar Allan Poe.   

"The Black Cat" tells an unforgettable tale of obsession, murder...and revenge! Poe's narrator, who admits to horribly mistreating the eponymous house pet, is forced to deal with the bizarre and unexplainable repercussions of his own vicious cruelty.   

Enjoy this unabridged version of one of Poe's most spine-tingling stories..."The Black Cat"!

©2018 Kevin Theis (P)2018 Fort Raphael Publishing Company

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Good quick listen

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Scary Stuff for Poe Fans!

Enjoyed the story, if you like Poe, then you'll like this. Scary story, just right for bedtime. Although I expected more of a binaural experience - there didn't seem to be much in the way of sound effects or enveloping sound. Maybe you need to listen through headphones rather than speakers. Still an enjoyable listen.
I was given this book free as part of a promotion.

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cat lovers beware

"The Black Cat" tells an unforgettable tale of obsession, murder...and revenge! Poe's narrator, who admits to horribly mistreating the eponymous house pet, is forced to deal with the bizarre and unexplainable repercussions of his own vicious cruelty.
as a cat and animal love found it hard but a good book

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Not Good For Cat Lovers, GREAT For Poe Lovers!

This is the third work by Poe that I have listened to by the Fort Raphael Publishing Company. It is also by far the creepiest one I've listened to! Since I'm an animal lover and own two cats, one that looks a lot like the cover photo, I was a bit unnerved by the story (I won't give any spoilers here) but knowing Poe, the ending was worth it. This rendition of The Black Cat was very well produced and the special effects just set it apart from other readings. The narrator has a smooth voice that delivers the story with perfect style yet doesn't have that creep factor that if done by someone with a more "Vincent Price" type voice would just make the whole thing too much. I really do enjoy these readings. If you are in a study group or class that is reading Poe, this is highly recommended, as are the other Poe readings by the Fort Raphael Publishing Company. The smooth voice and the great special effects are what set them apart from the rest!

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  • Jo B.
  • 15-09-18

A good reading of a classic

Another wonderful performance of Poe's work that I can highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Voice performance annoyed me

Story is fine but I felt the reader read it almost as he is standing in a theatre and trying to reach the back row. I also felt it was read too fast. I wanted to listen to this before bed as an atmospheric cozy chiller but I felt standing in front one of those paperboys in the street shouting "This just in!".
This performance is more suitable for a car drive while listening, but not to relax too.

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  • 1OldGal
  • 27-05-20

Obviously..

Edgar Allan Poe does not need reviews. The narrator, however, still deserves one. Especially since the narration was so well done. My brain conjured up chilling visions of Vincent Price as I listened. But, maybe that's just me.

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  • Mandy Buffington
  • 23-01-20

Disturbing

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is of my own. A man loves animals and making his wife happy until suddenly he starts to change. He starts acting different and consequences follow.

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  • HollyGal
  • 18-08-19

Classically Terrifying!

Kevin Theis was magnificent in his narration of this delightful story by the hauntingly talent of Edgar Allen Poe.

I also enjoyed the music and sounds in the background, which normally I abhor, but for a horror story of Edgar Allen Poe, it was necessary and made it uniquely terrifying and real.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 16-07-19

Good one!

I had never been big on Edgar Allen Poe stories, though I have read a few and found some of them interesting. I had not heard this one, it was good! Narration is good! I feel like this is a time when a story should be told and not shown, that is what was done with background noise, making the story more alive.

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  • Troy Buffington
  • 20-09-18

The sound effects

Twisted tale the makes the animal lover in me cringe. Poe knows where to strike his reader. I loved it. Thee sound effects of the wailing cat gave me the chills.

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  • C. M. Ellett
  • 20-09-18

Why Do Some People Do Evil?

This short horror story seems to be about this subject. It's a very difficult story, and might be disturbing to some listeners, but I recommend it if you can stomach it.

The performance is excellent and very suited to Edgar Allan Poe. Having tried some of the other versions of this audiobook on Audible, I recommend this one.

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  • Darren S.
  • 11-09-18

Take a quick journey with a horror classic!

Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat gets the full Fort Raphael treatment and the added audio touches serve to fully deliver the horror! This is a bite-sized piece of Poe, but it's a good one. If you're a cat owner or cat lover especially, you'll understand exactly how the tale could end the way it does. Narrator Theis dives deep into the energy of the story and the misery of the teller of the tale. We're left shaking our heads at the twists and turns of the human mind -- and of Poe's for bringing this story to us. Highly recommended!

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  • Julie Garrett
  • 11-09-18

Short but Creepy

This is one of Poe's best in my opinion and having it read out loud really brings out the CREEPY. Kevin does an amazing job with this story. I highly recommend this book.