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    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated narrator big time

    • By True West on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Masterpieces of Modern Short Fiction

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Michael York
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An eclectic compendium of the finest short fiction of the last 150 years, featuring works by Paul Theroux, Joseph Conrad, James Ellroy, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Aldous Huxley, Philip Roth, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably better to read

    • By Christopher on 04-09-05

    Regular price: $17.95

    • My Favorite Murder

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A young man accused of the appalling murder of his mother is acquitted on the grounds that his crime is almost harmless in comparison with his previous murder of his uncle, which was both barbaric and highly unusual. Written with Ambrose Bierce's uniquely witty and tongue-in-cheek style.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic Tales of Hauntings

    • By: Bram Stoker, Ambrose Bierce, Lafcadio Hearn, and others
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse, Liza Ross, Garrick Hagon, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Sixteen classic stories from masters of the genre: "The Judge's House", by Bram Stoker; "A Jug of Sirup", by Ambrose Bierce; "The Reconciliation", by Lafcadio Hearn; "The Woman With a Candle" by W. Bourne Cooke; "The Ebony Frame", by E. Nesbit; "On the Northern Ice", by Elia W. Peattie; "The Haunted Doll's House", by M. R. James; "The Old House in Vauxhall Walk", by Charlotte Riddell; "The Underground Ghost", by John Berwick Harwood; "Haunted", by Anon (from Tinsley's Annual); plus five more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrations of classics

    • By Zaubermond on 12-01-14

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Scary Stories for Kids

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Ashley Bogert, Erin Maya Darke
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Scary Stories for Kids presents two classic chillers certain to spark the imaginations of boys and ghouls everywhere. "Staley Fleming's Hallucination" tells the story of a murderer and the ghostly image of the victim's loyal dog that seeks unspeakable revenge. "The Bottle Imp" recounts the story of Keawe, a young Hawaiian who comes into possession of a bottle that grants his every wish, but at a cost that may be higher than he wants to pay.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 1

    • By: Edith Wharton, Ambrose Bierce, W. B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Gill, Ian Gordon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Ten extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old, from Lovecraft's relentless "Rats in the Walls" and the view from Saki's "Open Window", to the guilt of Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" and the ghostly musings on greed of Wharton's "Afterward".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cant wait for vol. 2

    • By will on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Classic American Short Stories

    • And More Classic American Short Stories
    • By: O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to pass the time!

    • By Casey J. Lee on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Best of America

    • Seven Classic Short Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, John Chancer, Katherine Fenton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the following: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Mermaids" by Louisa May Alcott, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Mark Mahar on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classics

    • By Amanda on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Great American Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley, Patrick Hagan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Here are 10 unabridged stories by the greatest American authors. These treasured stories from the most influential authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries were selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic oral qualities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome collection of stories

    • By S E S on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $13.97

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Brian D'eon
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Famous for its irregular time sequence and twist ending, this is Bierce's most anthologized story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged version

    • By Ryan on 02-10-13

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Unusual Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Paul Martel on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $67.47

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Robert Enrico
    • Narrated by: Christian Stolte
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A Confederate spy is spared death when the rope meant to hang him miraculously breaks. Or does it?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dramatization

    • By Carl on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $0.90

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    During the American Civil War, a man stands on a railroad bridge about to be hanged. At the last minute, the rope breaks - or does it? This much-anthologized short story was adapted into one of the most popular episodes of The Twilight Zone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read or listen to this story

    • By sgonk on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $0.99

    • The Devil's Dictionary, A-J

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Entries A-J. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881 and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. The author hopes to be held guiltless by those to whom the work is addressed: enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment, wit to humor, and clean English to slang.

    Regular price: $12.85

    • H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural

    • 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
    • By: Stephen Jones (editor), Henry James, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Steven Crossley, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook Contents

    • By Maliboo on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • An Anthology of Classic Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: 1.Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant 2.The Test by W. W. Jacobs 3.Miss Brill by Katharine Mansfield 4.England, my England by D. H. Lawrence 5.The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins 6.The Stalled Ox by Saki 7.Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats 8.My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant 9.A Love Knot by W. W. Jacobs 10.The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 11.Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceeded Expectations

    • By Stephen on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $64.65

    • A Tough Tussle

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Anthony Donovan
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is a story from the Chilling Ghost Stories collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Great Classic Crime Stories

    • Tales of Murder, Robbery, Extortion, Blackmail, Forgery, and Worse
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    A grisly collection of despicable crimes told by some of the world's best writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reader is ill-suited for the material

    • By LaurelNYC on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $51.64

    • The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Charton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Horror and the supernatural are the background of Bierce's short stories. His style is marked by vivid description, grim situations, and sardonic twists of fate. In terms of technique, he was far ahead of his time and his short stories are among the very best in American literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death is fascinating

    • By Stephen on 09-30-05

    Regular price: $16.80

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