The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe [Audiobook]


Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" comes alive in this slightly dramatized audio production. Originally published in 1842, the horror fantasy follows Prince Prospero and his company as they enjoy a grand masquerade, while people outside the walls are dying of the plague.

Inside the castle-like abbey, guests wear elaborate costumes, glide through bizarre rooms, as strange clock sounds tick the time away. All is well until an uninvited guest brings terror within.


Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, famous for his macabre short stories and melodically haunting poetry. He helped revolutionize gothic fiction, science fiction, and detective mysteries.


Vanessa K. Eccles is the host of the Fabled podcast and creator of beautiful and terrifying creatures. She's a pursuer of elegant prose that bites with truth and never lets go. In the search for beautifully broken characters, she's not afraid to delve into the dark side of humanity and fantasy to find the most authentic and relatable monsters, reminding us all that we are each fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

She and her Prince Charming live in a dark wood by a lake with their three dogs and one mischievous cat.