Wednesday, October 26

Audiobook Review: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Narrator: Geraint Wyn Davies
Title: The Fall of the House of Usher
Genre: Classics, Short stories, horror, Mystery
Format: Audiobook
Published: September 1, 1839 (Audio was released 2004)
Where I got It: Audible

Terrible events that befall the last remaining members of the once-illustrious Usher clan before it is -- quite literally -- rent asunder.

I picked up a book that is a retelling of this I thought it would be appropriate to give this a re-read PLUS I found this as an audio on Audible. 

The House of Usher is on its last legs. All that remains are a sister and brother. Both of whom seem to be cracking and sick. 

This is such a great and spooky story by Poe. Top 3 of my favorites. It starts off slow and normal, but then things get sad....then scary....

The narrator was perfect. Loved his voices for our characters and the tone was perfect. Really added another layer of creepy and scary. The narrator actually gave me goosebumps by the end. 

Always a lot of fun reading this, especially in the Spooky Season. I recommend this audio version if you don't want to read it. For sure worth it 

5 stars. 

- #47 for Audiobook challenge


Jen Twimom said...

Oh, going old school scary for the holiday! I know I read this one or saw the movie, but I can't recall what happens at all.

Carole Rae said...

Yesss I love the classic horrors!

Sophia Rose said...

I revisited several Poe stories earlier this summer and this one still gives me the heebie jeebies. :)

Blodeuedd said...

You are really getting into spooky season

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, sameee so creepy.

B, I am trying!