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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ambrose Bierce Narrator: 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

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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. Paul is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware.

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.