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. Download and start listening now!