- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 23 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
- Audible.com Release Date: May 29, 2007
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00113CMIS
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Audible – Unabridged
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Curiously enough, I was led to this story by the TV show --- "Lost," one of the characters on there was reading it. Once I started reading, I was immediately drawn in by this author's storytelling power and ability to create powerful images using words. Some of the language he uses is rather high-toned and may go over the heads of some readers, but I think even if you can't completely understand it, there's quite enough that is understandable for general audiences to still work very well. (And hey --- why not crack that dictionary if you're not certain about some terms?)
The plot goes back to the Civil War and it's about a man who is caught and put to death by hanging at a bridge. As you read it, you can absolutely picture this scene in your head and understand what the main chaacter is feeling. This story has a surprising twist ending as well.
Now that I've read this, I think I may just seek out more by Ambrose Bierce. I like vivid storytelling and this certain fits the bill.
I first read this story years and years ago. It was one of the many short stories we had to read in a special advanced English course I took in high school. Like most kids of that age I felt I was being force fed a bunch of stuff I had absolutely no interest in and must admit that I fought it. Over the years I have forgotten most to many of the numerous stories we read during that year, which is sort of sad when you think about it, but I have to tell you that this offering from Ambrose Bierce was not one of those that I consciously or unconsciously shuffled either to the back of my mind or out of it completely. No, no - far, far from it! This one has stuck with me throughout the years and I was delighted when I found it as a free Kindle download.
A Confederate man; a planter in northern Alabama during the Civil War has been captured by Union Solders. He has been sentenced to death and the story begins on a railroad bridge as the man stands on a railroad bridge with a rope noose about his neck about to be hanged. The board he is standing upon is tilted and he begins to fall.
This entire short story takes place in the doomed mans mind as he falls to the end of the rope. The reader at this point does not realize this and we watch in sickening slow motion as the rope breaks, the planter hits the water, is shot at, makes a daring escape, struggles through the woods and finally finds himself going up the steps of his home to the loving arms of his wife...snap..white searing light!Read more ›
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4. (1:09:52) An Inhabitant of Carcosa
5. (1:19:33) The Famous Gilson Bequest
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story had me going I really thought he had escaped!!!!! Short and to the point I enjoyed this quick read.Published 1 month ago by Jessi
I think Bierce is very underrated, he should be more popular than he is. Great writer with many original stories, very good literature.Published 2 months ago by Jonah D. Conner
What goes through the mind of someone about to die? Here is one answer from one man...there is probably a variation of this story
for every one who stands on the gallows.
Its been at least 45 years since I read this book but bought it for a 13 year old excellent reader. He's liking it so far.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it when I first read it (30 years ago) and loved it even more this time.Published 11 months ago by Kirk
Buy for "The Occurrance at Owl Creek Bridge". This is real writing skill. Other stories just a bonus.Published 16 months ago by bbfan