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Adventures in Far-Off Places

The Short Story Collection
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins

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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.

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

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  • F Shaw
  • 23-07-15

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.

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  • QueenAmazon
  • 30-05-15

Great First Story…BUT...

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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.

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