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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

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  • F Shaw
  • 2015-07-23

Wilderness and Colonial fantasies

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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
  • 2015-05-30

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.