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Download Classic American Short Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic American Short Stories (Unabridged), by Ambrose Bierce
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ambrose Bierce Narrator: William Roberts Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Five great American short story writers, dating from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, are represented here. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and O. Henry's sharp observation make his neat tales a joy to listen to. An attractive and accessible collection! 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 by Dan | 11/15/2010

    " Mark Twain's stories were thoroughly entertaining. Stephen Crane's were not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristen-Marie Freeman | 12/19/2009

    " My favorite were the Ambrose Bierce and Jack London selections. Least favorite were the Stephen Crane. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 7/27/2009

    " Twain's stories were my favorite, and this CD introduced me to Ambrose Bierce. I also enjoyed these stories. Stephen Crane I can take or leave, however. I might have left Jack London's too but only because he is best read in novels you'd like to cozy up next to a fire & read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cris | 3/29/2008

    " I didn't particularly enjoy very many of the stories in this book. It was helpful to learn about some of the authors and the ones I would like to read more. By the time I reached the end, I couldn't even listen to the stories by Jack Frost as I was so done with this book. "

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