The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Read by Reynard T. Fox

(4.4 stars; 99 reviews)

The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. Poe referred to it as a "tale of ratiocination" featuring the brilliant deductions of C. Auguste Dupin; it is today regarded as one of the first detective stories and is almost certainly the first locked room mystery. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(1 hr 34 min)


Chapter 1 27:00 Read by Reynard T. Fox
Chapter 2 28:25 Read by Reynard T. Fox
Chapter 3 38:56 Read by Reynard T. Fox


Excellent Reader and a Creative Murder

(5 stars)

Poe is superb in his storytelling... twisted and weird, but well done. I can see why Dupin earned the ire and disdain of Sherlock Holmes. Dupin's reasoning is nearly fantastical and on the surface not as logical as Holmes'.

the murders of rue morgue

(4.5 stars)

I love this audio while going to sleep...the voices are very soothing.

Over rated

(2 stars)

Not the first mystery. The Chinese and the Jews had a few long before this. I found this both boring and unbelievable. If Poe hadn’t written it, it would be long forgotten.


(5 stars)

One of Edgar Allen Poe's finest works. will always be a favourite 'pulling the rug out' discovery.

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(3 stars)

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Good recording

(5 stars)

Recording was really well done. Very interesting story.

Kurt Lackmann

(3.5 stars)

Quite an imagination for the period.


(5 stars)

Epic tale! Love the voice of Dupon