Download Epub Format Ú Nevermore -Novel of Love, Loss, & Edgar Allan Poe PDF by Ø David Niall Wilson Edgar Allan Poe as a character in a story was appealing and drew me to this audiobook Narrator has a lower tone voice than I prefer.
She did ok except for the voice she used for Poe He sounded like an old woman with a smokers voice As alwaysenjoyable experiencewhen you have ebook and audio both.
it was ok, I just wanted a little .
The setting for this haunting tale is perfect, the author plunging the reader immediately into the mystery of The Great Dismal Swamp Instant clues place the tale back in time the inn, no doubt, with almost as many stories to tell as Edgar himself From the outset we learn something of what Lenore s purpose is but perhaps not quite Edgar Poe s As Lenore has the compulsion to draw, and Edgar has the impetus to write, the reader like me is hooked on finding exactly what the main characters hope to achieve during their short visit to the creepy area In parts it is a tale about each of those above mentioned characters but the sub plots are complex too, and the interaction of all the characters is quite absorbing The plot is as tortuous as the trees that are in the swamp, some parts of it, I feel, left to conjecture since the loss referred to in the title is
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Slightly creepy, very atmospheric, and definitely worth a listen The narrator has a very gentle and slightly slow voice At first I thought she would put me to sleep, but her voice turned out to be perfectly suited to this story This isn t a fast paced, action filled horror story, butreminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe s creepy tales Appropriate, of course, as Poe is one of the main characters and presumably a major influence on the author There s a lot of description with hints of evil and ancient secrets The swamp setting is very suitable for such a tale I found myself immersed in the mood and was sad when the book ended Now I need to look for a good audio version of Poe s The Raven t I don t appreciate writing that tells me what is developing, rather than actually developing and, unfortunately, this is such a piece I also just didn t have any investment in the characters, and nothing at all was resolved in any way I don t mind open ended endings, in fact I m often disappointed when a story is too neatly wrapped up in the end but this brought up all sorts of complex plot points and relationships, and then simply did nothing with them I think the author was probably going for the sort of non endings that Poe himself did in his stories, being that he is one of the main characters But he simply didn t achieve that.
David Niall Wilson is one of those authors to whom I turn when I need something to read that will transport me from the world in which I live to a place of mystery and magic There is somethingto his writing than just putting pen to paper His writing is the art of visual artists and musicians put into words.
NEVERMORE adds Edgar Allan Poe to the cast of Wilson s characters who havethan just a twinkle of magic Edgar Poe meets Eleanor MacReady her friends call her Lenore , and together with Grimm, a large black crow, and a boy named Tom all embark on a strange adv I find myself rather fond of this story, yes it does have a few flaws including a somewhat less colourful Poe than we re used to but the gloriously Gothic nature of the tale and the dark yet strangely hopeful ending makes it a perfect little story for any and all Poe fans I love how Wilson weaves together the presence of Lenore and her abilities, the arrival of Poe and of his familiar, Grimm The swamp setting just adds to the atmosphere with its sense of unknown and foreboding and of a danger not seen as Lenore s and Poe s lives become entwined in unexpected, yet expected, ways A delightful read even if it is a little flat in places but then when you use a character like Poe your writing is going up against his, not a comparison that I would want , I can see me coming back to this again and again.
On The Banks Of Lake Drummond, On The Edge Of The Great Dismal Swamp, There Is A Tree In The Shape Of A WomanOn One Dark, Moonlit Night, Two Artists Met At The Lake Drummond Hotel, Built Directly On The Borderline Of North Carolina And Virginia One Was A Young Woman With The Ability To See Spirits Trapped In Trees, And Stone, Anchored To The Earth Beyond Their Years Her Gift Was To Draw Them, And Then, To Set Them Free The Other Was A Dark Man, Haunted By Visions That Brought His Stories Of Sadness And Pain, And Trapped In A Life Between The Powers He Sensed All Around Him, And A Mundane Existence Attended By Failure They Were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, To Her Friends, And A Young Poet Named Edgar Allen Poe, Who Traveled With A Crow That Was His Secret, And Almost Constant Companion, A Bird Named Grimm For The Talented Brothers Of Fairy Tale FameTheir Meeting Drew Them Together In Vision, And Legend, And Pitted Their Strange Powers And Quick Minds Against The Depths Of The Dismal Swamp Itself, Ancient Legends, And TimeOnce, Upon A Shoreline Dreary, There Was A Tree This Is Her Story Never A Novel of Love, Loss Edgar Allan Poe is proof that there absolutely is magic in the written word, and David Niall Wilson is the master magician who deftly weaves a fantastic tale of dark fantasy, blending the supernatural world he s created effortlessly into reality Never draws you immediately into the story, making you feel as if you re sitting right next to Lenore, watching her work and seeing the images appear on her paper, amidst the smoke wafting from table to table, cigars, pipes, and the pungent aroma of scented candles and the ebb and flow of conversation from the room s occupants Mr Wilson s descriptive voice is one of the best I ve ever come across, bringing the Lake Drummond Hotel, The Great Dismal Swamp, Egar Allan Poe, Lenore MacReady, the mysterious Nettie who lives I received this book for free in exchanged for an honest review I ve always liked Poe Sure, his work disturbed me sometimes, but I like it It was dark, it was strange, and it was fantasy That was good enough for me.
So naturally, I became interested in this book the moment I read the synopsis Usually, I m not one to take a leap of faith in relatively unknown authors, especially when they write about such significant figures as if the authors knew them personally But in this case, I m glad I did.
The writing was great It captured my attention and didn t allow it to stray It was read able, thank god, not clunky, clumsy, chunky oops alliteration and archaic Without revealing any spoilers, I d like to say the plot was good as well I didn t initially have high expectations of this book, but I have to say, they were met I especially love the whole mythology of the story,