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    • Tales of Soldiers from 'The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 2'

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, a collection of 15 short stories by Ambrose Bierce. Bierce's participation in the Battle of Shiloh forever shaped his writing and his life. The short stories in this audiobook, although fiction, are - for the most part - based on some fact. They stand as a testament to the horror of the American Civil War.

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    • One Kind of Officer

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 24 mins
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    What does one do when issued an order by a superior that is contradictory to what one believes to be right? In this short fictional story from the American Civil War, the protagonist is faced with that very situation. When given an insulting and ridiculous order by his commanding general, he carries the order out. Then, when questioned by a subordinate, he passes it on to him in the same manner. Friendly fire in a fog is just as deadly as fire from the enemy.

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    • One Officer, One Man

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 15 mins
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    As the American Civil War rages, an officer who longs for the glory of battle has been assigned to staff duties away from the battlefield. Now a captain, he is assigned to a combat unit and faces battle for the first time. He finds there is no glory, only controlled terror for those engaged in war.

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    • The Mockingbird

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    We have all experienced it. A scene, a smell, a sound, or a song will carry us back to another time, another place, and to memories pleasant or unpleasant. For Private Grayrock of the Federal Army in the fall of 1861, the trigger is a mockingbird.

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    • George Thurston

    • Three Incidents in the Life of a Man
    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
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    First Lieutenant George Thurston, the new guy, earns the respect of his fellows by his seeming disregard for his own life. When death takes an unfair advantage and strikes with an unfamiliar weapon, it is even more disquieting to those most familiar with it.

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    • A Son of the Gods

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Short story number fourfrom "The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce is a short fiction, "A Son of the Gods" a story for which the American Civil War furnished the dramatic setting. It is a masterpiece of power of description subtlety of touch, and literary finish. Why would a Lieut. ride a white horse in front of the enemy lines drawing their fire and admiration in an act of insanity or unparalleled heroism.

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    • Parker Adderson, Philosopher

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 16 mins
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    "Parker Addison, Philosopher" is short story number nine from the collected works of Ambrose Bierce volume 2. Three men die as one of them philosophizes about his pending execution.

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    • A Horseman in the Sky

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Ambrose Bierce is a wordsmith who paints with a marvelous portrait with words. This short story with its surprise ending draws you in like a month to the flame. The story itself is entertaining, but with a surprise ending one is drawn to rethinking the story, and re-reading again. The American Civil War where brother fought brother father fought son is well represented in this story. After the Civil War Pierce became a journalist in San Francisco, and was a prolific producer of short stories.

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    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
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    "Death is a dignitary who when he comes announced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him." This line was written by Ambrose Bierce in his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Death by execution has historically been ritualized, perhaps to absolve those accomplishing the execution from guilt or blame.

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    • And This is War

    • By: Carl Herman Dudley
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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    In 1910, when "And This is War" was published, emotional wounds of the American Civil War were as yet unhealed. In Europe the winds of the next great war were bginning to stir, and in the United States a spirit of isolationism prevailed.This book does not glorify war, but rather condems all wars, with thirty five related short stories that portray the heartache, sadness, hopelessness and devastation that accompany war.

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    • Boring, repetitive

    • By Hortenzia on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £13.79