A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness. Here the amoral General Zaroff hunts. And what, you ask, is the most dangerous game? It is the manner and substance of his nightly killings.
Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison
The story itself is quite nice and well written, if slightly dated. Or perhaps you need to be younger to appreciate the story and ignore the fact that a lot of it has become cliche ("A mysterious island, shrouded in fear, evil, and darkness" etc.)
As for the narrator, I must say I didn't care for his performance. It's not that he does anything "wrong": his voice is pleasant, his diction is flawless. But to my taste it was overacted. Mr. Harrison simply expresses too much emotion in his narration. As always, this is a matter of taste, but that's what I thought.
All in all, well worth getting, especially for this price.
Dystopian. I want more!
In the top % it was short but so entertaining.
when he realizes that he fights or dies.
Not really just very nostalgic. I remember reading this in high school.
Cheap quick and worth it. If you've never herd the story check it out you will not be disappointed.
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Hummm. No. Just as good.
This is vintage perfection written for the discerning mind. Publisher's Weekly probably would reject it as "old fashioned" because it doesn't begin with a chase scene, or something. You want new fashion? Go see Star Trek. You want perfection like Doyle, Wells, Kipling, or Verne, this is your ticket to satisfaction! It will knock your socks off and make your head spin like no other story.
Excellent. None better.
...in the tree.
Worth every cent, every minute devoted.
I loved listening to The Most Dangerous Game! Reading it in high school was boring because a teacher made us! But as an adult it is interesting to listen to it again!
The Game itself!
Yes, every character has different tones and feelings. It is easy to tell who is who.
It would be a short movie but YES, almost every reader compares the book to the movie to see which is better.
I purchased this audio book to play for my 9th grade English course and was not disappointed. The students were engaged (which is saying something), and I did not grimace at the reading once. I am a picky listener; I will stop listening to a story that I like if I do not enjoy the reader. B.J.Harrison was interesting and dynamic. He had a wonderful hold on the characters and brought them to life. Bravo.
I don't think so. Too hard to suspend my disbelief.
It's not possible to enjoy someone hunting other humans to kill them.
If you like being scared, this works.
I did look at the movie on Netflix. It is very old fashioned an in old Hollywood tradtion
they changed things around a bit.
I don't like to be scared so I jumped forward in the book so this is not a really fair review.
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