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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Written by: Ambrose Bierce
Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 23 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist ending.

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  • Kaylee Siau
  • 21-01-20

I loved the reader's pace of reading!

I had to read this book for my English class and audible always helps me finish it so much faster compared to reading it on my own.

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  • Nicola Grell
  • 10-12-19

Good Book

I enjoyed that the author wrote in a way that envoked my minds eye. He used such vivid expressions!

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  • Daniel
  • 08-11-19

Narrator Misses the Mark

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I love this story, but the narrator positively fails to capture the emotion and flavor of the story. This is a cold, emotionless read with an odd cadence.

The narrator is very clear and enunciates very well, but there's no feeling to his narration, which is an absolute shame because this is a very tense and emotion-packed story. None of that comes through.

Although this audiobook was inexpensive (which it should be due to the short length), it does not satisfy my desire to hear this story.

There are to kinds of light: the glow that illuminates and the glare that obscures. This is the latter.

I will now have to try to find a better version.

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  • Maria
  • 07-10-19

Annoying voice

This is read far too quickly in a voice that a lot of the time sounds like it’s been computer generated. The dramatic ending is spoilt as their is no pause or emotion. I was going to use this for my students to listen to but I’d rather read it myself and know they’ll get to feel the full effect of this wonderful story.