Can Such Things Be?


Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 44 reviews)

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)

Chapters

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

Reviews

Uh oh, buried alive in chapter 3! (no spoiler)

(5 stars)

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!

chilling

(5 stars)

Wonderful collection of chilling stories, all have a little twist to them. Excellently read!

(5 stars)

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!

(5 stars)

(2 stars)

Bit hit and miss many of the stories lack robust conclusion but well read and curious.

Can such things....

(5 stars)

Spooky stories- some live. with you after they have been told...

great bedtime reading

(4.5 stars)

wonderful gothic stories read by a brilliant narrator.