The Witching Hour of All Hallow’s Eve has just passed. It is time to pick your poison, so to speak.
It is time to listen to the many readings by celebrities of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven.” The poem actually takes place in December, so there’s no wrong time to listen to the poem again and again. Thanks to a new audio version uploaded this weekend by Sean Astin, we were prompted to search for other famous voices, and we found many interesting celebrities to choose from, many from long ago. Oddly, we found no famous actresses voicing the creepy story–if you know of any please add them to the comments above.
So which do you want to hear first? Why not give an ear to all? As you listen try thinking of the actor, or of that actor’s many roles, from Samwise Gamgee to Gomez Addams, from Saruman to Dracula or Sherlock Holmes, the Headless Horseman or Johnny Smith, Max Schreck or Lucius Fox, and from Darth Vader to Captain Kirk or the alien known simply as Q…
Have a listen to one or all. Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
James Earl Jones
John De Lancie