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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ambrose Bierce Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781481529907
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In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of twenty-six short stories originally published in 1909 detailing the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. Ambrose Bierce’s stories about Civil War soldiers include

  • “A Horseman in the Sky,”
  • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,”
  • “Chickamauga,”
  • “A Son of the Gods,”
  • “One of the Missing,”
  • “Killed at Resaca,”
  • “The Affair at Coulter’s Notch,”
  • “The Coup de Grâce,”
  • “Parker Adderson, Philosopher,”
  • “An Affair of Outposts,”
  • “The Story of a Conscience,”
  • “One Kind of Officer,”
  • “One Officer, One Man,”
  • “George Thurston,” and
  • “The Mocking-Bird.”

Bierce’s stories about the lives of civilians during the Civil War period include

  • “The Man Out of the Nose,”
  • “An Adventure at Brownville,”
  • “The Famous Gilson Bequest,”
  • “The Applicant,”
  • “A Watcher by the Dead,”
  • “The Man and the Snake,”
  • “A Holy Terror,”
  • “The Suitable Surroundings,”
  • “The Boarded Window,”
  • “A Lady from Red Horse,” and
  • “The Eyes of the Panther.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ambrose Bierce is arguably the finest not-quite-first-rate writer in nineteenth-century American literature.”

    New York Review of Books, praise for the author

  • “These tales are so original as to defy comparison…weird and curious…There’s nothing like it in fiction.”

    New-York Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Parsons | 11/11/2013

    " One of the 19th century pioneers of the "weird tale", Ambrose Bierce's Tales of Soldiers and Civilians won't just scare you or "creep you out"; it will make you think. HP Lovecraft cites Bierce as one of his main influences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 9/30/2013

    " I'm not usually a fan of military stories, but these stories by Ambrose Bierce are excellent. Psychologically penetrating, engaging, and in some cases, haunting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jesse | 8/25/2013

    " Short and to the point (unlike this book) the same damn story over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 lola Franco | 5/28/2013

    " he is a very strange man.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara Lynn | 5/28/2013

    " A book that'll make you think.... "

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About the Author
Author Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842–ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst’s Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictator of the Pacific coast and strongly influencing many writers. He disappeared into war-torn Mexico in 1913.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.