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The Most Dangerous Game Audiobook

The Most Dangerous Game

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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 2016
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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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-02-16 Member Since 2016

    Paid reviewers, after two weeks get 4-8 votes and have that power to strike unhelpful against others. Check their history! Your money!

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    "A TRUE COSMOPOLITE"

    YOU HAVE SOME WONDERFUL HEADS HERE
    This is one of the stories, that is so popular, that you have seen a version or two of it. Not all versions are the same. I know I saw this on Alfred Hitchcock and then Star Trek has done several versions, etc. Even so, it still has a trick or two up it's sleeve and you may be surprised in how it ends. It is well written and is worth one hour of your time. Harrison does a lot of these older works and he is good.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Clay Grove Northern VIRGINIA, United States 06-11-13
    Mark Clay Grove Northern VIRGINIA, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Mark C. Grove

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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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    shane vinagre 08-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Short and griping adventure"

    Great short story. A griping adventure of survival. The narrated does a most excellent job in telling the story

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    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 07-18-16
    Elisa Hong Kong, Hong Kong 07-18-16 Member Since 2007

    You can learn as much from a terrible book as a brilliantly written one.

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    "A Good Classic to Have"
    Any additional comments?

    This is beautifully written and is worth the price. It explores the theme of instinct verses reason and it is great to trace how the protagonist changes throughout the story. I especially liked the irony at the end, well I won't spoil it for you if you haven't read it. It is human nature at one of its darkest and what is more chilling, is that we all struggle between instinct and reason to greater or lesser extent and this classic piece questions the thin line that we all stand on. It is suspense and weather your read it just for fun or to deconstruct it to its bones, it is a fantastic read.

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    "great book"

    This story is fantastic. I am totally using my imagination, while it reads to me.

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    Drew 05-23-16
    Drew 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love"

    Love this short story. Always nice to hear a story you love. When read well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    XanderFarm 10-30-15
    XanderFarm 10-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A short entertaining story"

    After this excellent telling of the classic story, follow it up with the classic movie based on the book.

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    "Horror fiction needs General Zaroff"

    The hero of this tale, Sanger Rainsford, is a professional hunter renowned for hunting snow leopards in Tibet. In view of this you may find your sympathies for him instantly wane, but this is worth sticking with as this story of his plight at the hands of the evil General Zaroff is tightly written and genuinely gripping. Films like The Hunger Games and characters like Hannibal Lecter owe a great debt to the portrayal of General Zaroff as a cultured psychopath who believes he is above the rest of humanity and commands every scene he appears in. The narrator has a very cosy voice, probably not best suited to this material, but he makes a good fist of delivering a sound theatrical performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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