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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 68
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • 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

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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 Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • The Devil's Dictionary, A-J

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Can Such Things Be?

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roger Melin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion: ghostly, spooky, to be read (or listened to) in the dark, perhaps with a light crackling fire burning dimly in the background. Stories of ghosts, apparitions, and strange, inexplicable occurrences are prevalent in these tales, some of which occur on or near Civil War fields of battle, some in country cottages, and some within urban areas. "Can Such Things Be?" implies and relates that anything is possible, at any time.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales

    • By: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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

    • Great Classic Westerns

    • Unabridged Short Stories
    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Bret Harte, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Meredith Mitchell, Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A collection of timeless Westerns from some of the most well-known authors of the genre, including Zane Grey and Max Brand: "The Little Gold Miners" by Joaquin Miller, "Bulger's Reputation" by Bret Harte, "The Leaf of Red Rose" by W.H.H. Murray, "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Californian's Tale" by Mark Twain, "Twelve O'Clock" by Stephen Crane, "The Vengeance of Padre Arroyo" by Gerturde Atherton, "A Deal in Wheat" by Frank Norris, "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Westerns Well-told

    • By Alicia D Henn on 04-11-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Civil War Stories

    • The Best American Civil War Story Collection
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ambrose Bierce brings to life the heart rendering stories of divided loyalties, splitting families, states, countries, and individuals. He writes of the glory in beginning and savagery in the doing. Here is a moving anti-war series of stories if ever there was one. A must read by all students of American History and Literature, though perhaps best understood by older adults.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories Poorly Read

    • By Rick on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Great Classic Horror

    • Six Unabridged Stories
    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevensonn, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Geraint Wyn Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The Victorian-era writers featured in this collection are known for their power of invention and command of horror and the supernatural. Included are "A Watcher by the Dead" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Body Snatchers" by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Adventure of the German Student" by Washington Irving; "Dickon the Devil" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu; "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; and "The Open Watcher" by Saki.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrator, Good Collection

    • By Richard B. on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • 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

    • Devil's Dictionary

    • Unique Witty Dictionary
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A unique witty, sardonic, ironic, and insightful dictionary of terms. American humor, stem to stern. Best heard rather than read due to the sharp incisive wit. A must read in American Literature and Cultural History. Widely anthologized and used as a basis for stories such as one of the most popular Twilight zone episodes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • False advertisement: excerpts only

    • By WizeManBOB on 12-21-14

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Great American Suspense

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Geraint Wyn Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Immerse yourself. Savor the best storytelling from the greatest authors of the supernatural. The haunting language and brilliant rendition create an extraordinary atmosphere.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    This third and final collection of Classic Ghost Stories contains these chillers: "Mr. Justice Harbottle" by Joseph Sheridan Lefanu; "The Seventh Man" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; "Some Haunted Houses" by Ambrose Bierce; "Miss Dulane and My Lord" by Wilkie Collins; and more.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

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