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    Au milieu de la mer des Caraïbes, Sanger Rainsford fait naufrage sur l'île de Ship Track. Il y est recueilli par un russe blanc, le général Zaroff, qui se révèle être un hôte des plus remarquables et attentionnés. Reconnaissant en son convive un célèbre chasseur de gros gibier dont le livre sur la chasse au léopard des neiges fait autorité, le maître des lieux invite Rainsford à un jeu particulier : une partie de chasse à l'homme. Acculé, celui-ci est forcé d'accepter ce " jeu des plus dangereux ".

    Commence alors, au coeur de la jungle, une lutte sans merci entre les deux hommes. Le chasseur chassé, l'ombre et la proie : qui chassera qui ?

    Ce récit, à la lisière du fantastique, est un monument de la littérature noire aux États-Unis. Il a été adapté de nombreuses fois au cinéma –
    Les Chasses du comte Zaroff avec Leslie Banks (1932),
    A Game of Death de Robert Wise (1945)... – et mis en ondes à plusieurs reprises – entre autre en 1943, avec Orson Wells dans le rôle du comte Zaroff.

  • Sanger Rainsford and Whitney are two friends, who are on their way for a jaguar hunt in the Amazonian rainforest. The two men discuss how the world consists of predators and prey, and that they are from the first type. While debating, the two men hear gunshots. Rainsford climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard. Thankfully, he manages to save himself and swims to an island called Ship-Trap, which is famous for its countless shipwrecks. There he meets General Zaroff and his gigantic servant, Ivan. What will Whitney do to rescue his friend after he falls overboard? Will he try to save him? What will Rainsford experience on the island? Who are General Zaroff and Ivan, and how will they welcome Rainsford? And what is "the most dangerous game"? Find all the answers in Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game" from 1924.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Richard Edward Connell Jr. (1893 - 1949) was an American author and journalist. He is best known for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924), but he also wrote many screenplays and movie scripts. Connell's short stories were mainly published in the two magazines "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Collier's Weekly". In 1942 he received an Academy Award nomination for his work "Meet John Doe".

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