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The Black Cat - Unabridged

Lu par : Kevin Theis
Durée : 28 min

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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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  • Jo B.
  • 15/09/2018

A good reading of a classic

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

I was given this audiobook free at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Troy Buffington
  • 20/09/2018

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
  • 20/09/2018

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.
  • 11/09/2018

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
  • 11/09/2018

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.

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  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
  • 09/09/2018

Yikes! Only Poe!!

The Black Cat (Unabridged) by Edgar Allan Poe, narrated by Kevin Theis is one of those stories that needs no introduction, as most listeners immediately recognize the style of writing, clearly defined as Poe. I teach high school English (and Spanish), and with the Halloween soon approaching, I thought I'd get a jump start on my planning. I have a couple ideas brewing, but finding an additional short story to study that week would round out my English lessons perfectly. Even better than that would be finding the perfect narrator to read those stories to us...Audible to the rescue! I think I found my narrator, but, unfortunately, I don't think this is the right story for my 10th graders. Needless to say, I plan to continue my search for the perfect story, then, hunt down the narrator/publisher for permission to listen with my 5th hour. Wish me luck!

Narrator Kevin Theis puts on a great performance with this piece. This is the first time I have listened to any of his work. At first, I felt the story could have been made to sound a little more spooky/creepy, perhaps by varying the tone, pace, and/or volume of his voice. Then, I started to wonder if doing that would take away from areas in which, I feel, he excelled as a narrator. Like all of Poe's stories, the narrator is crazy/mad, and listeners want to hear that craziness come through in the performer's voice: Kevin Theis - mission accomplished. In addition, listeners don't want to work to hear the story. Being that the running time of this audiobook is ~30 minutes, they want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show in one sitting, which is exactly what I was able to do: Kevin Theis - mission accomplished. I felt like I was "in the moment" from start to finish. I listened without interruption, meaning never once did I have to stop, rewind, and re-listen to parts that were difficult to hear or understand because every single word was spoken clearly and with purpose. This shows me the narrator is aware of his audience; as a teacher, I find Kevin Theis' narration skills to be the perfect fit for my students. I plan to listen to more of his work, and, lucky for me, I see that he has narrated many of Poe's stories. Hopefully, my next listen will be one I can use in class, assuming permission from the publisher is granted.

I recommend The Black Cat (Unabridged) by Edgar Allan Poe, narrated by Kevin Theis to those who enjoy stories that fall into the horror genre. With Halloween approaching this might just be the one you've been looking for!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

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  • Ines
  • 07/09/2018

Perfect short horror story

The Black Cat – Unabridged, By Edgar Allan Poe, Narrated by Kevin Theis

This is an Edgar Allan Poe nice short book. It is only 28 mins long. Short and easy to listen. This book is narrated by brilliant Kevin Theis. He gave all of this emotions in this book, so you can really enjoy the story as the listener. He uses his voice brilliantly and increases the tension as needed. This is a little bit of horror story which is enhanced by narrators voice and special effects. I usually do not listen to horror, but this was really refreshing and well done. Sound effects give the story an excellent contribution.

My hope is that this review helps in your decision whether to obtain this book.
*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Bradley S
  • 07/09/2018

Love the sound effects and EAP is a genius

I enjoyed this story a lot--I've never read it, but I found it to be creepy and mesmerizing. I enjoyed the themes of the story, which included how alcoholism is a disease, the ideas of guilt and justice, and the overarching theme of mental health.

As for the narration, I felt the narrator was pretty decent. It seemed as if he was slightly shouting the words, instead of allowing EAP's creepy prose flow. He was dramatic, which was nice; however, his voice could have been toned down just a bit so that he could have played a more mysterious and sinister role. The narrator is supposed to be unreliable; however, throughout the audiobook, I never really liked the narrator because his voice was so intense. Unreliable narrators are tricky to do once you know the ending of the story, so I do give Kevin Theis credit for doing what he did with his reading.

The sound effects were the best part--very interesting and added to the story perfectly.