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“Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” by M.R. James | Narrated by Peter Yearsley

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Peter Yearsley narrates this classic tale of terror by English author M.R. James, originally written in 1904, about one Professor Parkins of St. James College, who, following the end of a school term, embarks on a golfing trip to Burnstow, England. A friend asks Parkins if, while he’s there, he could examine a former Templar site, to determine if it would be ... Read More »

“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce | Narrated by Jesse Cornett

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Jesse Cornett brings to this life the tale “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” as written in the late 19th century by American author Ambrose Bierce (1842–1913). Originally published by The San Francisco Examiner in 1890, it was first collected in Bierce’s 1891 book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. The story, which is set during the Civil War, is famous for its irregular time sequence and twist ending. ... Read More »

“There is a Reaper” by Charles V. De Vet | Narrated by Daryl Castillo

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Narrator Daryl Castillo returns to lend his voice to this classic tale from 1953, as written by master-of-the-macabre Charles V. De Vet (R.I.P.), about a millionaire who goes to some rather extreme lengths to discover the secrets of the afterlife, which leads to similarly extreme repercussions.  Read (and listen) on, and find out just how this man discovers that “There ... Read More »