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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

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Six

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, John Milton Hayes, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley, Robert Englund
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Welcome to Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Six, part of the world's largest collection of high-quality, classic horror audiobooks. Are you ready for our latest installment of enthralling horror masterpieces? Good, then we'll begin with Doug's well researched and passionate introduction to the authors and stories in this volume. This is closely followed by his literary majesty, Edgar Allen Poe, with the well known classic tale "The Pit and the Pendulum".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Spinehiller Yet!

    • By Garshom L. Arkoff on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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

    • 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

    • Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires

    • Volume 2
    • By: Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, H. P. Lovecraft, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, William Dufris, Stephen Greif
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A new volume of exciting stories from 19th- and 20th-century American and British masters and mistresses of the art of story-telling, read by award-winning narrators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Readers, Overanthologized Texts

    • By Marco Antonio Lara on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • Escape! Classics

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Vincent Price, Jack Webb, William Conrad, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Doses of concentrated thrills and pure, raw excitement are delivered directly on the heels of the most explosive musical theme in radio - a crashing rendition of Mussorgsky's "Night On Bald Mountain". Produced and directed by William N. Robson, Norman MacDonnell, and Antony Ellis - and featuring stories by Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, and more - Escape is capable of chilling spines as expertly as it accelerates heartbeats.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Craig Watkins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.”  

    Regular price: $1.39

    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

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

    Regular price: $85.28

    • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Seven

    • Classic Horror Short Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Volume 7 starts off with Edgar Allan Poe's story of a gifted boy hounded by his shadow, "William Wilson". We take to the sky's with a pilots investigation into unexplainable events thousands of feet above ground in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Horror of the Heights". Next up, Ambrose Bierce plays with time in "The Suitable Surroundings".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for Halloween

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • 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 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

    • An Inhabitant of Carcosa

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Written by Ambrose Bierce, and narrated by Mike Vendetti, this story concerns a man from the ancient city of Carcosa who awakens from a sickness-induced sleep to find himself lost in an unfamiliar wilderness. Carcosa was subsequently borrowed by Robert W. Chambers as the setting of his fictional play, The King in Yellow, and features heavily in many of the stories in the book of the same name. These concepts were further expanded upon by H. P. Lovecraft in his Cthulhu Mythos stories.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

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