The Classic Tales Podcast
Designed to make classic literature less intimidating, The Classic Tales Podcast has been showcasing the greatest literary authors for years. Narrating with gusto, BJ Harrison performs each word of the classic texts, elevating them with character voices, sharp accents and bridled emotion. Adventure, Mystery, Horror, Humor and more - The Classic Tales Podcast has something for everybody. It really is The Cure for the Common Commute. Winner - Outstanding Podcast Host: Arts and Entertainment , Society of Voice Arts and Sciences- 2022 Winner of w3 Silver Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2022 Winner of w3 Gold Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2021 Winner of Independent Audiobook Award for "Scaramouche", by Raphael Sabatini - 2021

It was the dull, sightless, vulture's eye that shredded his final nerve. Edgar Allan Poe, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 

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In today’s story, an unnamed narrator attempts to convince us of his sanity, while simultaneously describing a murder he committed. It was first published 180 years ago in 1843. 

I heard a radio version of this story where they have different voice actors “tempt”, or “guide”  the narrator through the steps of the murder, which was rather effective. When I first recorded this back in 2007, it was in the middle of the night, and I was all alone, and really into the height of the drama, and right at the critical point, a car drove by with some crazy bass going on, and it nearly gave me a heart attack.

This recording was the #3 bestselling audiobook at the iTunes Music Store in 2008. 

And now, The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe. 

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Direct download: CT_874_TheTellTaleHeart_VINTAGE.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT