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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 25 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?
Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Praise for the works of Ambrose Bierce: “These pieces are not dated, nor are they lacking any of the narrative elements necessary to attract and hold the attention of anyone interested in the horror genre.” (SF Booklog)
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By Die Falknerin on 10-31-14

Excellent narration of the classics

I loved listening to Anthony Heald reading these wonderful old tales from Bierce. He was just perfect here! If you've read Bierce, you'll love the collection. If not, you'll love it all the more. He's the kind of author you wish you could read again for the first time because there's no one quite like him. As with Poe, many have attempted to imitate him, but all fail in the attempt. He remains his own twisted, unique self and I love him for it. May you enjoy this collection as much as I did.

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By GF on 04-01-15

Sharp but filigreed prose defines the descriptive

Sharp, yet filigreed, prose defines the descriptive excellence of Mr. Bierce's style. He begins with engaging narrative; he embellishes it carefully so that an atmosphere gradually emerges to encompass the narrative; he then uses pacing and punctuation to establish a tone; and all conspire to produce emotion in the reader. This is a highly recommended collection.

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By Beccameriel on 05-03-13

Need list of contents

The narrator is great and the stories are excellent. The only problem is that there isn't a list of contents so it's not easy to chose the story to which you want to listen.

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