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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (219 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ambrose Bierce Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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American journalist, short story writer, and poet, Ambrose Bierce is best known for his formidably vicious wit - given free rein in his famous column, The Prattler. But his stories were elegantly crafted, with a compelling blend of realistic detail, clever plot twists, and his own sardonic humor. These 8 macabre stories, read here by Mark Hammer, establish Bierce as a master of the genre. Included are An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Damned Thing, A Watcher by the Dead, An Inhabitant of Carcosa, The Famous Gilson Bequest, The Eyes of the Panther, The Secret of Macarger's Gulch, and The Night-Doings at 'Deadman's'. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 10/30/2013

    " Interesting, strange short stories with unexpected twists and turns. "Behind the wall" was very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T.S. S. Fulk | 4/4/2013

    " The Civil War stories (coming from a Civil War vet) were more interesting than his attempts at horror/weird fiction. Still Bierce's influence on others like Lovecraft are important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 3/9/2013

    " it explained how death was being honored it's a short story but still powerful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilshem P. | 2/17/2013

    " I fouund this story pretty excited and interesting. I liked it because it showed me a new point of view(Omnicsent.) I enjoyed this story because it was very unpredictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt 2D | 4/18/2012

    " A strange tale that takes place during the Civil War. A man escapes death... or so he thinks. If you enjoy this tale, check out the Twilight Zone episode based on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TaylorA | 8/4/2011

    " Owl Creek was interesting. Some of the terms were a little old, so you had to pay attention as not to get confused. Other than that, the story was pretty amazing. The Twilight Zone didn't do it justice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KatieSuzanne | 8/3/2011

    " I really liked the Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. The other short stories that followed it weren't quite as good or as thought provoking. I even went online and found where I could watch the old movie short I'd read about in other reviews. It was exactly like the story and just as interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 6/12/2011

    " If you are a fan of the Twilight Zone, as I am, you will love these stories. They really have the same feel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/17/2011

    " who knew that Bierce was so into the paranormal way back then? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/6/2009

    " If you like short stories a la Borges or Sherlock Holmes, check out some Ambrose Bierce. He's pretty rad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krooks | 10/27/2008

    " Bierce is a close second to Poe, in my opinion, for original, unique creepiness! Surprise endings that remind one of Shymalyan's movies abound. He's dark, scary, and brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 7/5/2008

    " I absolutely love Bierce's staccato writing style. Though his voice is entirely different, the aftertaste of these stories reminds me of Calvino, another of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto | 3/23/2008

    " Uno de los autores más cínicos, sarcásticos y negros de la historia de la literatura. No apto para naifs. "

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About the Author
Author Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842–ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst’s Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictator of the Pacific coast and strongly influencing many writers. He disappeared into war-torn Mexico in 1913.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.