We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Adventures in Far-Off Places: The Short Story Collection | [Jack London, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling]

Adventures in Far-Off Places: The Short Story Collection

At the turn of the century, the short story form gained enormous popularity. Against the frozen Alaskan landscape of "To Build a Fire", a miner struggles to survive the splintering whiteness of sub-zero temperatures. "Isle of Voices" captures the Hawaii of old, where magic transports a young man to an island of powerful spirits. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" pits a mongoose against a cobra in the steamy beauty of an Indian garden. Recorded Books’ award-winning narrators turn these stories into absorbing productions.
Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

This collection of classic adventure stories flashes exotic locations, driving action, and a virtuosic cast of performers among the most decorated in the audiobook format. Listeners will experience a harrowing test of endurance amid the Alaskan tundra in Jack London’s "To Build a Fire", recounted here in the hearty bellows of Shakespearean actor turned audiobook pioneer Frank Muller. Alexander Spencer - widely considered the leading voice of all things Wodehouse - performs Robert Louis Stevenson’s "The Isle of Voices", a tale of sorcery and greed set on a mysterious island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Flo Gibson, perhaps the most acclaimed and widely recognized voice in audiobook history, concludes the proceedings with Rudyard Kipling’s "Rikki Tikki Tavi", the tale of a daring and delightful mongoose in colonial India.

Publisher's Summary

At the turn of the century, the short story form gained enormous popularity. As readers looked for diversion and entertainment, they found the attraction of a good tale irresistible - especially when the action was packed into a few pages instead of a hundred. Here are three timeless stories that will whisk you into exotic lands and unforgettable adventures.

Against the frozen Alaskan landscape of "To Build a Fire", a miner struggles to survive the splintering whiteness of sub-zero temperatures.

"Isle of Voices" captures the Hawaii of old, where magic transports a young man to an island of powerful spirits.

"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" pits a mongoose against a cobra in the steamy beauty of an Indian garden.

Recorded Books’ award-winning narrators turn these three adventure stories into absorbing audio productions. Listen as their dramatic performances bring out the full richness of far-off lands and breathtaking challenges.

Public Domain (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (14 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.8 (13 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (13 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mrs. Mina Philadelphia 07-23-15
    Mrs. Mina Philadelphia 07-23-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wilderness and Colonial fantasies"
    Would you listen to Adventures in Far-Off Places again? Why?

    I love R.L.Stevenson but this story is not good, sorry. The other too are famous and amusing. All are well read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra Bronx, NY 05-30-15
    Sandra Bronx, NY 05-30-15 Member Since 2015

    Love to listen while cooking or cleaning at home

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great First Story…BUT..."
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this book was full of SHORT STORIES but it only contained 3! One medium, one VERY VERY long and one super short. Would have been better with 6 truly short stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.