Halpin Frayser awakes from a dreamless sleep and the only thing in his mind was the words ”Catherine Larue”. Frayer feels a shiver down his spine because this was not the first strange thing he had experienced that day. Earlier, he was hunting in the forest but he could feel that something was not quite right. The picture of a haunted forest dripping with blood had come up in his mind. He had seen himself writing a poem with blood. The corpse of his mother had been in front of him.
When one day later a detective finds Frayser’s lifeless body, many questions begin to arise. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Ambrose Bierce was an American author and journalist who lived in the period 1842 – 1914. He is best known for his horror short stories, but he was also considered to be one of the pioneering writers of realist fiction. Ambrose Bierce was often called ”Bitter Bierce” because of his cynicism and sardonic view of human nature, a point of view which transpires mainly in ”The Devil’s Dictionary”, a work which was named as one of ”The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature”. Other popular works by Bierce are ”An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and ”Tales of Soldiers and Civilians”. Ambrose Bierce’s interesting life ended as if it had been plotted by himself. The last that is known of him is a letter he wrote to a friend, which said ”I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination”, and he was never seen again.
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