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The Most Dangerous Game | [Richard Connell]

The Most Dangerous Game

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.
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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

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    Erez Israel 03-19-12
    Erez Israel 03-19-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Not bad"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-27-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 04-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best short stories - ever!"

    I remember reading this many years ago. Always curious to see if perceptions change over 35+ years, I gave this one another try. I can report here that it is as good now as then!

    Harrison does a good job narrating the story, so don't let the new format put you off.

    For the price, you can't go wrong having this in your library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Clay Grove FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, United States 06-11-13
    Mark Clay Grove FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Author of The Madison Picker and the Serapis Fraktur

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    "A most thrilling classic masterpiece!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Most Dangerous Game to be better than the print version?

    Hummm. No. Just as good.


    What other book might you compare The Most Dangerous Game to and why?

    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.


    What about B. J. Harrison’s performance did you like?

    Excellent. None better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ...in the tree.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every cent, every minute devoted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy M. O'connor Jr. Webster, tx, United States 04-16-12
    Timothy M. O'connor Jr. Webster, tx, United States 04-16-12

    Dystopian. I want more!

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    "Short but sweet"
    Where does The Most Dangerous Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top % it was short but so entertaining.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Most Dangerous Game?

    when he realizes that he fights or dies.


    Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    The antagonist.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really just very nostalgic. I remember reading this in high school.


    Any additional comments?

    Cheap quick and worth it. If you've never herd the story check it out you will not be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor 05-01-14
    Taylor 05-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The Most Brilliant Story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Most Dangerous Game the most enjoyable?

    The story. Richard Connell's ability to put the reader/listener in the shoes of the protagonist is second to none in this story.


    What other book might you compare The Most Dangerous Game to and why?

    I have not read any other books with a similar plot however i have read some other great "dark" short stories. Most notably "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe. Both of these stories have a dark terror around that make makes the story brilliant.


    Have you listened to any of B.J. Harrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to him before however i certainly plan on it on. The only reason i didn't give the performance 5 stars is because sometimes he seemed uptight or formal. The times were fleeting but they seemed to throw off the flow of the story for me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I don't know about laugh or cry, but it definitely makes me think. While reading i put myself in Rainford's shoes trying to think how i would act in the situation. Being able to listen as if i was the protagonist, to me makes a wonderful story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Watford City, ND, United States 01-02-13
    Amanda Watford City, ND, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "High School"
    What did you like best about The Most Dangerous Game? What did you like least?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Most Dangerous Game?

    The Game itself!


    Did B. J. Harrison do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, every character has different tones and feelings. It is easy to tell who is who.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It would be a short movie but YES, almost every reader compares the book to the movie to see which is better.


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    Valerie PATTERSON, CA, United States 09-16-12
    Valerie PATTERSON, CA, United States 09-16-12
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    "Fantastic Reader"
    What did you love best about The Most Dangerous Game?

    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.


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    Anne WELLS, MAINE, United States 06-25-12
    Anne WELLS, MAINE, United States 06-25-12
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    "An old story"
    Would you try another book from Richard Connell and/or B. J. Harrison?

    I don't think so. Too hard to suspend my disbelief.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It's not possible to enjoy someone hunting other humans to kill them.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    If you like being scared, this works.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I did look at the movie on Netflix. It is very old fashioned an in old Hollywood tradtion
    they changed things around a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like to be scared so I jumped forward in the book so this is not a really fair review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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