Can Such Things Be?
24 short stories in fairly typical Bierce fashion - ghostly, spooky, to be read (or listened to) in the dark, perhaps with a light crackling fire burning dimly in the background. Stories of ghosts, apparitions, and strange, inexplicable occurrences are prevalent in these tales, some of which occur on or near Civil War fields of battle, some in country cottages, and some within urban areas. Can Such Things Be? implies and relates that anything is possible, at any time. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 37 min)
|01 - The Death of Halpin Frayser||43:40||Read by Roger Melin|
|02 - The Secret of Macarger's Gulch||21:09||Read by Roger Melin|
|03 - One Summer Night||5:04||Read by Roger Melin|
|04 - The Moonlit Road||28:02||Read by Roger Melin|
|05 - A Diagnosis of Death||9:45||Read by Roger Melin|
|06 - Maxon's Master||27:45||Read by Roger Melin|
|07 - A Tough Tussle||22:47||Read by Roger Melin|
|08 - One of Twins||18:30||Read by Roger Melin|
|09 - The Haunted Valley||31:26||Read by Roger Melin|
|10 - A Jug of Sirup||19:53||Read by Roger Melin|
|11 - Staley Fleming's Hallucination||6:46||Read by Roger Melin|
|12 - A Resumed Identity||15:30||Read by Roger Melin|
|13 - A Baby Tramp||13:41||Read by Roger Melin|
|14 - The Night-Doings at"Deadman's"||23:56||Read by Roger Melin|
|15 - Beyond the Wall||25:23||Read by Roger Melin|
|16 - A Psychological Shipwreck||12:08||Read by Roger Melin|
|17 - The Middle Toe of the Right Foot||24:03||Read by Roger Melin|
|18 - John Mortonson's Funeral||4:22||Read by Roger Melin|
|19 - The Realm of the Unreal||18:43||Read by Roger Melin|
|20 - John Bartine's Watch||17:31||Read by Roger Melin|
|21 - The Damned Thing||25:21||Read by Roger Melin|
|22 - Haïta the Shepherd||15:48||Read by Roger Melin|
|23 - An Inhabitant of Carcosa||11:10||Read by Roger Melin|
|24 - The Stranger||15:01||Read by Roger Melin|
Uh oh, buried alive in chapter 3! (no spoiler)
Narrator's rich tone adds to the quality of these. His reading is so well-done I forgot it was a LibriVOX production, and thought I was listening to an old broadcast! We're not worthy! LibriVOX volunteers rule!
Wonderful collection of chilling stories, all have a little twist to them. Excellently read!
hot damn! well authored works on librivox are so many. a well read work on librivox is so rare. this is a rare and precious ruby: a naturally clear and considerately recorded collection of works, authored by one of the greatest U.S. authors to have put ink on paper.
Golden! great stories of mystery and suspense. very well read!
Bit hit and miss many of the stories lack robust conclusion but well read and curious.
Can such things....
Spooky stories- some live. with you after they have been told...
great bedtime reading
wonderful gothic stories read by a brilliant narrator.