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    • The Boarded Window

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 13 mins
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    A deserted cabin deep in the woods. One door, one window. The window is boarded up. The former resident - a recluse - is deceased. Is there a story here? Estate liquidators make a living disposing of the personal effects of deceased persons. Typically these are elderly people who may have lived alone, and were considered a bit strange because of their aloofness. But as the liquidator goes through the effects of the deceased, they occasionally find a story. Here, Ambrose Bierce explorers some possibilities.

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    • A Watcher by the Dead

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 26 mins
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    A dare and a wager to spend the night locked up in a room with a corpse: What could go wrong? Be prepared to be surprised.

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    • The Suitable Surroundings

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Given "The Suitable Surroundings", can a person be scared to death? The answer is yes, according to Ambrose Bierce: Skepticism must occasionally apologize to truth. Once again Ambrose Bierce weaves a tale that, even under present-day conditions, is indeed frightening.

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    • A Holy Terror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Another excellent short story from the mind and pen of Ambrose Bierce. This story will draw you in like a fish on the line, then play you out and back in again. Bierce is a master of surprise and suspense.

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    • An Adventure at Brownville

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 26 mins
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    From Tales of Soldiers and Civilians - In the Midst of Life, this, the second tale of the "Civilians" section, takes us into the paranormal as the protagonist becomes a witness to a possible murder. But is it murder when an individual has such power over another individual as to cause their own death?

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    • Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon

    • The Longest Shots on Record
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    Volume 16 of the Tom Swift series, finds our hero inventing the world's largest, and of course best, cannon for Uncle Sam, able to destroy a target at a distance of over 30 miles. Not only does Tom Swift engineer this large cannon, but he also invents the propellant. Take-charge type of guy that he is, generals and villains are no match for him, not to mention his faithful giant Koku who nearly single-handedly ties down the 30-ton loose cannon on the deck of a pitching warship.

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    • Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone

    • The Picture That Saved a Fortune
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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    Mr. Damon is swindled, and to make matters worse, kidnapped. Our hero, the young inventor Tom Swift comes to the rescue and convicts the scoundrels with the help of his new invention, a telephone that also takes pictures. Imagine that! He also utilizes his amazing airships, and of course the help of his faithful companions and friends Ned Newton, Koku the Giant, and Eradicate Sampson. Every chapter of this book, number 17 of the Tom Swift series, is a cliff-hanger that has kept readers and now listeners in suspense, awaiting the next exciting chapter.

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    • The Man and the Snake

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Harker Brayton accepts an offer from an associate to stay at his house. We and Brayton learn that his friend's home is also home to numerous serpents. In fact, a wing of the house - the "Snakery" - is full of the cold blooded creatures, which have been known to wander.

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    • The Applicant

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
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    A child stumbles across something in the snow. A wealthy man prepares for his retirement. What clever or cruel twist will this small masterpiece by Ambrose Bierce reveal?

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    • The Man Out of the Nose

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 19 mins
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    “The Man from the Nose” is a short story from the civilian section of Ambrose Bierce’s In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. Like the other tales from this collection, “The Man from the Nose” features a protagonist who is in the prime of his life, when a sudden event shatters his hopes and dreams. As with the rest of the Bierce's stories, the questions and characters presented in “The Man from the Nose” will remain on your mind long after you have stopped listening.

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    • The Story of a Conscience

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    An opportunity to right a wrong that had been done, but at what cost.

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    • One Kind of Officer

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 24 mins
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    What does one do when issued an order by a superior that is contradictory to what one believes to be right? In this short fictional story from the American Civil War, the protagonist is faced with that very situation. When given an insulting and ridiculous order by his commanding general, he carries the order out. Then, when questioned by a subordinate, he passes it on to him in the same manner. Friendly fire in a fog is just as deadly as fire from the enemy.

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    • One Officer, One Man

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 15 mins
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    As the American Civil War rages, an officer who longs for the glory of battle has been assigned to staff duties away from the battlefield. Now a captain, he is assigned to a combat unit and faces battle for the first time. He finds there is no glory, only controlled terror for those engaged in war.

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    • The Mockingbird

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    We have all experienced it. A scene, a smell, a sound, or a song will carry us back to another time, another place, and to memories pleasant or unpleasant. For Private Grayrock of the Federal Army in the fall of 1861, the trigger is a mockingbird.

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    • George Thurston

    • Three Incidents in the Life of a Man
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
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    First Lieutenant George Thurston, the new guy, earns the respect of his fellows by his seeming disregard for his own life. When death takes an unfair advantage and strikes with an unfamiliar weapon, it is even more disquieting to those most familiar with it.

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    • A Son of the Gods

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Short story number fourfrom "The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce is a short fiction, "A Son of the Gods" a story for which the American Civil War furnished the dramatic setting. It is a masterpiece of power of description subtlety of touch, and literary finish. Why would a Lieut. ride a white horse in front of the enemy lines drawing their fire and admiration in an act of insanity or unparalleled heroism.

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    • Parker Adderson, Philosopher

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    "Parker Addison, Philosopher" is short story number nine from the collected works of Ambrose Bierce volume 2. Three men die as one of them philosophizes about his pending execution.

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    • Killed at Resaca

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Killed at Resaca, is a short story of the American Civil War by Ambrose Bierce. Bierce is a master of the surprise ending. This short story of bravery and betrayal is no exception. Ambrose Bierce was a veteran of the American Civil War, and like many veterans, anger simmers just below the surface. In this short story Bierce’s simmering anger comes out in a surprising way at the end of the story.

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    • The Coup de Grâce

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
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    "The Coup de Grâce" a short story by Ambrose Bierce, himself a troubled veteran of the American Civil War, details a fictional situation, which may be based on some truth. An act so humane and yet so repugnant it would not be spoken of. War is unglamorous and ugly.

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    • A Horseman in the Sky

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Ambrose Bierce is a wordsmith who paints with a marvelous portrait with words. This short story with its surprise ending draws you in like a month to the flame. The story itself is entertaining, but with a surprise ending one is drawn to rethinking the story, and re-reading again. The American Civil War where brother fought brother father fought son is well represented in this story. After the Civil War Pierce became a journalist in San Francisco, and was a prolific producer of short stories.

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