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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 61
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      2 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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 Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    "Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him." This line was written by Ambrose Bierce in his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Death by execution has historically been ritualized, perhaps to absolve those accomplishing the execution from guilt or blame.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, poor narration!

    • By Cheryl Howell on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The Devil's Dictionary, A-J

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Great Supernatural Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    A bumper collection of classic ghost stories and strange supernatural tales.

    Regular price: $85.28

    • 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

    • An Inhabitant of Carcosa

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jim Moon
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Ambrose Bierce's classic weird tale, first published in 1886, brings us the eerie visons of a feverish man, and introduces to the world the strange realm of Carcosa. Following this telling is a commentary tracing the origins, influence and importance of this Bierce story.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Omfg

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $4.99

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Brian D'eon
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Classic Tales of Werewolves

    • By: George MacDonald, Hugh Walpole, Bernard Capes, and others
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Nigel Lambert, Liza Ross, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    A wolf howls through the forests of Transylvania, the murky graveyards of H.P. Lovecraft, the mythic marshes of Count Stenbock and the ghostly vaults of English cathedrals in these timeless stories read by award-winning actors from The Story Circle company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ten tales of lycanthropy, beautifully performed

    • By Die Falknerin on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $17.14

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Four

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Montague Rhodes James, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Welcome to Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Four, part of what is on the way of becoming the world's largest collection of high quality, classic horror short-story audiobooks. We start with Doug Bradley's well-researched introduction to the authors and stories featured in this volume. Launching us into "Lost Hearts", M. R. James' creepy tale of ghostly children seeking revenge and peace from the man who caused their untimely demise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Collection, Amazing Narration!

    • By DJ Hellion on 06-23-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Great Half Hour Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this was so much fun

    • By Kaite McGrew on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $63.95

    • Great Classic Stories III

    • 22 Unabridged Classics
    • By: Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators. Includes the following stories: "The Lightening-Rod Man" by Herman Melville, "One of the Missing" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Leopard Man's Story" by Jack London, "Tennessee's Partner" by Bret Harte, "The New Catacomb" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, "My Watch" and "The Widow's Protest" by Mark Twain, "An Ideal Family" by Kate Mansfield, "A Painful Case" by James Joyce, "Small Fry" by Anton Chekhov, and more!

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Reese
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Ambrose Bierce left behind a nasty reputation and more than 90 short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. This volume of selected stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Bierce

    • By Michael on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Ghost Stories

    • By: M. R. James, Hume Nisbet, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, Emma Hignett, David Moore, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you.

    Regular price: $13.78

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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 Die Falknerin on 12-01-14

    Regular price: $16.52

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