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    • Horror Classics Collection

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy, Josh Ryan, Luke Cardy, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac], The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson], Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce], An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce], The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood], The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood], Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley], The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle].

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a good reader.

    • By Cat Love on 03-01-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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: Michael Scott
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Civil War Stories

    • The Best American Civil War Story Collection
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 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

    • 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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Spooky, Mysterious Tales

    • The Short Story Collection
    • By: Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone, Mark Hammer, Frank Muller, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Abandon yourself to the spell of six short stories filled with thrills and dark suspense. Here are tales by the masters of mystery and horror - A. Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Saki, Oscar Wilde and Ambrose Bierce - taking on a new energy and force through performances by Recorded Books’ critically-acclaimed narrators. Ranging from dungeons to drawing rooms, and peopled with extraordinary ghouls and doomed dowagers, the tales are guaranteed to raise the hair on the back of your neck.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good, if standard collection.

    • By Scott on 02-01-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • My Favorite Murder

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

    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

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting selection and great narrator

    • By Zaubermond on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Can Such Things Be? Booktrack Edition

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Roger Melin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Listen to Can Such Things Be? with a movie-style soundtrack and amplify your audiobook experience. Hear 24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion - ghostly, spooky, to be 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: $2.09

    • 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 Kelley Daniel on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Devil's Dictionary, A-J

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • 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

    • 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: Brian D'eon
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • Classic Tales of Werewolves

    • By: George MacDonald, Hugh Walpole, Bernard Capes, and others
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Nigel Lambert, Liza Ross, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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 Zaubermond on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $17.14

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    "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: $4.95

    • 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 33 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: $54.54

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