Killed at Resaca, is a short story of the American Civil War by Ambrose Bierce. Bierce is a master of the surprise ending. This short story of bravery and betrayal is no exception. Ambrose Bierce was a veteran of the American Civil War, and like many veterans, anger simmers just below the surface. In this short story Bierce’s simmering anger comes out in a surprising way at the end of the story.
If you've ever had the good fortune to read "The Devil's Dictionary" you know Ambrose Bierce is a very, very funny writer. He is a master of irony and subtle and keen insights on the human condition.
I really wanted to enjoy this book and experience his great sense of humour again, but unfortunately the narrator was a mismatch for the material. I'm not criticising him. I can hear this narrator doing adventure stories with lots of drama. But he did not capture the humour or "feel" of this subtle tale and transmit it to me, the listener.
This story needs to be re-recorded with someone who will give it the treatment it deserves. It could be very funny, if read right.
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