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Author: Ambrose Bierce Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481554794

Publisher Description

Prepare yourself for the shocking, the strange, and the terrifying in Ambrose Bierce’s 1893 story collection Can Such Things Be? One of the greatest masters of horror brings you twenty-five tales of the supernatural and the unexplained. Whether in stories of ghosts sending desperate warnings to their human counterparts, psychics attempting to bridge unknown dimensions, howling werewolves, or a robot who takes on a life of his own, Bierce plumbs the depths of fear and fascination. Spooky thrills and mind-bending mysteries await all who dare to open the cover of Can Such Things Be?

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I hae a large sized paperback of this. It's a great collection of short horror tales really. Good stuff. "

    - Charles, 10/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an interesting introduction to the works of Ambrose Bierce. "

    - Carma, 10/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " First-rate spooky stories, mostly set in very real-feeling Northern California locales, which adds to the pleasure -- it's like "Roughing It" era Mark Twain meets M.R. James! "

    - Cathy, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this as part of Classic American Literature: 13 books by Bierce in a single file, improved 1/7/2011 [Kindle Edition] "

    - Ivan, 1/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I never heard of Bierce until I saw something on the History channel on him. Lots of short, pretty tame "ghost" type stories. "

    - Jeremiah, 11/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an interesting introduction to the works of Ambrose Bierce. "

    - Carma, 9/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I never heard of Bierce until I saw something on the History channel on him. Lots of short, pretty tame "ghost" type stories. "

    - Jeremiah, 8/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " First-rate spooky stories, mostly set in very real-feeling Northern California locales, which adds to the pleasure -- it's like "Roughing It" era Mark Twain meets M.R. James! "

    - Cathy, 9/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I hae a large sized paperback of this. It's a great collection of short horror tales really. Good stuff. "

    - Charles, 6/19/2009

About the Author

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

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.