The Raven: Dramatic Reading of the Gothic Classic plus Special Commentary - Edgar Allan Poe
I agree that iTunes has used a sadly minimal piece of this audiobook and it's shameful. I have heard the preview on other sites and it has a bit of both the intro material and the reading as a demonstration of the entire content. I actually learned some things and gained some insight into Poe from the intro/bio section and though prouduced as a 'radio play' might be with eerie music and crashing thunder for sound effects (which I enjoyed but will not be to everyone's tastes I suspect), the reading is quite unique and entertaining. It is somehwat more conversational, less strictly metered and less sing-songy than the typical traditional readings I have heard from elementary school on. It gives a very good impression of a heartbroken man decending into the depths of insanity over the loss of his beloved wife. I don't think I was ever so sympathetic to the protagonist of the piece before I heard the performance of The Raven by Bill Mills. It's well priced to risk buying and listening to this... who knows you may enjoy it as much as I do.