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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 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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 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

    • Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 2

    • By: E. T. A. Hoffman, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmeran, Walter Covell, Cindy Hardin, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stuff

    • By Louise M on 02-16-08

    Regular price: $34.30

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist ending.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The time is the American Civil War: Southern plantation-owner Peyton Farquahr has been condemned to death for spying against the Union cause. As he prepares to be hanged from the Owl Creek Bridge, Farquahr morosely contemplates his fate and fondly recalls his loving wife.

    Regular price: $3.49

    • HorrorBabble's Classic Horror: Volume 2

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Helena Blavatsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ten more extraordinary tales of terror, penned by the prolific horror masters of old. From Lovecraft's take on the Yuletide and the Black Veil of Nathaniel Hawthorne, to the tragedy of Bierce's Owl Creek Bridge and Sheridan Le Fanu's authentic narrative of a Haunted House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another most worthy offering

    • By Robert H. on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Craig Watkins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A man stands on Owl Creek Bridge with his hands tied, preparing to face death by hanging. Then the ground slips out from under him, the rope breaks, and he has a moment to reimagine his future. Praised for its experimental shifts in time and surprise ending, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is not one to miss. It has been hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as “the greatest American short story.”  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Audio very poor

    • By L. K. Mckissack on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Classic Tales of Horror for Halloween

    • Annotated Masterworks by Poe, Lovecraft, and Others
    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Classic horror stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries - annotated for modern listeners. This collection of stories and poems was originally selected with oral readability in mind, making this audiobook a sure-fire hit for listening to around the campfire at night, or to play for students - or for friends and family at Halloween get-togethers. For horror fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and frighten!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully Frightful!

    • By Daddy-O on 11-01-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Brian D'eon
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • What I Saw at Shiloh

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In this missive Ambrose Bierce recounts two days in his life, April 6 and April 7, 1862, perhaps the two most significant days of his life. He and over 100,000 other combatants have gathered about a small church near the town of Corinth, "a wretched place--the capital of a swamp, two days' march west of the Tennessee River". The church is Shiloh, and it will lend its name to the great battle that took place there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very informitive puts listener on battlefield

    • By angus on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $4.17

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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 Inhabitant of Carcosa

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jim Moon
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • Tales with a Twist

    • From the Master Storytellers of the World
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, D. H. Lawrence, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A scintillating collection of tales with unexpected endings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Tales Read in Ham-ese

    • By SusieH on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $25.59

    • 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 16
    • 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

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • 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 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • A Bite of Bierce

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Five wonderful stories by Ambrose Bierce, full of vivid characters, precise and evocative language, surprises, and suspense. Written more than a century ago, these stories still capture the imagination with vivid, precise language that bites - and may even draw blood! This Freshwater Seas production presents these five classic stories performed by Susie Berneis and Robert Bethune, with subtle musical underscoring to enhance and enrich Bierce's words.

    Regular price: $11.17

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