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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

LitReading - Classic Short Stories

We reprise another classic thriller from Litreading's archives for this year's scary season,In this episode, we go on an adventure off the coast of South America, as a famous big game hunter finds himself stranded on an island where hunting has been elevated to a new and frightening level. It’s time to play “The Most Dangerous Game.”"The Most Dangerous Game" has been called "the most popular story ever written in English" and was made into a 1932 movie. It’s author, Richard Connell was one of the most famous American short story writers in the early 20th Century. He was also a screenwriter who won an Academy Award in 1942 for his original screenplay “Meet John Doe.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

5 Oct 2022

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The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell

The Overcrowded Bookshelf

Today we jump into the classic short story 'The Most Dangerous Game' by Richard Connell. The entire story is read in this one episode! Join me every week for free audiobooks of classic  literature! Music used in the podcast is 'An Open Book' by Soundroll  Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):  https://uppbeat.io/t/soundroll/an-open-book License code:  PRY1TQTELQ5FP3ZC

1hr 3mins

17 Mar 2022

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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell - Short Story Summary, Analysis, Review

The CodeX Cantina

Welcome to the CodeX Cantina where our mission is to get more people talking about books! Was there a theme or meaning you wanted us to talk about further? Let us know in the comments below! We look at an incredibly popular short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell today! A great story about the hunter and the hunted, strength, and perhaps a nod to the fall of tsarist Russia.  Richard Connell Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1hFxsymLsU&list=PLHg_kbfrA7YBYFh0UG7kuKtCPK5Jx1K8j ✨Do you have a Short Story or Novel you'd think we'd like or would want to see us cover? Join our Patreon to pick our reads. 📖 Join our PATREON!: https://www.patreon.com/thecodexcantina ☕️ Buy Us a Coffee/Support my Channel!: https://ko-fi.com/thecodexcantina 🖥️ Talk to us on our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/srGtH98BQb 🐤 Twitter: http://twitter.com/thecodexcantina 📸 Instagram: http://instagram.com/thecodexcantina 💻 The Literary Discourse Discord: https://discord.gg/2YyXPAdRUy 📹 Subscribe to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzdqkkUKpfRIbCXmiFvqxIw?sub_confirmation=1 ================================== Affiliate Links for Books or Stories Mentioned in this Video: Channels Mentioned in this Video: ================================== #RichardConnell #TheMostDangerousGame TABLE OF CONTENTS: 0:00 Context 0:52 Plot Summary 2:56 Analysis ======License and Copyright Info====== Song: CodeX Cantina Intro Artist: CodeX Cantina --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecodexcantina/support

14mins

14 Mar 2022

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The Most Dangerous Game, written by Richard Connell

The Hidden Gems Podcast (The Best Short Stories You've Never Heard)

What happens when the Hunter becomes the hunted? Join us today for Richard Connell's classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game!"Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" and published in 1924 in The Saturday Evening Post and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1932, starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, and Leslie Banks. He began his writing career when he was 13 years old when he covered a local murder trial for his father’s newspaper in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1906. By the age of 15, he was a seasoned crime and sports reporter. His father became a Congressman and Richard then attended Harvard and went on to serve a year in France during World War One where he edited a camp newspaper called “Gas Attack.” When he came back to America, he got married and moved to Hollywood where he worked on many projects, his most notable being “Meet John Doe” in 1941.    John Bell is our narrator and he is also the writer, producer, and actor on the award-winning "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, which can be found at http://thebatfry.libsyn.com/We are always looking forward to discovering our next writer, so if you are interested in contributing, please send us your short story of fewer than 5,000 words to cathy@widowmakerindustries.com Looking for your next book? Check out this review of the 1st book in the C. Mack Lewis's Fallen Angels Series, Gunning for Angels:   Top reviews from the United StatesWilliam E. Wallace5.0 out of 5 stars C. Mack Lewis is on the Side of the Angels in Her Debut NovelPrivate eye Jack Fox has a problem. He just can’t seem to keep his business end inside his pants, and winds up flopping into the sack with just about every female he meets.But his overactive libido isn’t Jack’s real challenge. The thing that is turning his life inside out is the fact that Enid, the daughter that resulted from one of those one-night stands sixteen years earlier, has run away from her alcoholic mother and taken the Greyhound to Phoenix looking for the father she only recently learned she had.For his part, Jack didn't even know Enid existed.This is the situation at the beginning of “Gunning for Angels,” a fast-moving detective yarn by Lewis, a New Jersey native transplanted to Scottsdale, Arizona, who deftly juggles plot twists, humor and mayhem in this enjoyable debut novel.The story involves unwanted children and a few that are wanted far too much for comfort.Lewis's character, Jack Fox, is a solo operator working out of a hole-in-the-wall office staffed only by his secretary receptionist.A Lothario from the get-go, Fox is described by Lewis as "not handsome enough for Hollywood but too handsome for his own good." Practically the only women in the story he doesn't get between his sheets are his daughter and the receptionist.This lust-struck peeper is between clients when Enid, the result of his blast in the past, walks into his office, coat-tailing on a woman who wants to hire him to identify her birth mom.Eventually the two enter into an uneasy alliance. Jack, who was rejected by his own birth father, a cop and bigamist, can’t seem to work past his guilt at having a teenage daughter he’s never met. Enid, who is used to cleaning up her drunken mother’s messes, is distraught by her abandonment.Despite their mutual distrust and fear, they join forces and struggle to come to grips with what seems to be a simple parental abandonment case but turns out to involve trafficking in child prostitutes, pedophilia and fraud.Oh, yes: and murder; lots of murder.The basic plot of Lewis’s book is pretty grim stuff, but she manages to serve it up with dashes of wit that leaven the violent and gruesome nature of the story. Just when you are beginning to think that Fox is a competent investigator and all-around cool guy, he hits a banana peel and does a pratfall – usually with his newly-acquired daughter looking on.Case in point: in one scene Jack is boffing a client while Enid who has managed to sneak into the bedroom before him, hides in the closet, trying to keep from blowing her lunch. Good times!And unlike the female partners in many detective yarns, Enid doesn’t exist just to be menaced by the villains. She is manhandled, abused and subjected to violence in the novel, but manages to escape on her own. In fact, she does at least as much to solve the mystery and obtain justice as her gumshoe dad does.The characters in the book are all colorful and neatly rendered, particularly Jack and Enid. Unfortunately, as is the case with many novels these days, this one could have benefitted by a final editing pass to eliminate some of its tendency toward repetition. For example, at the beginning of the book, a death scene is described in which a “baby’s fist spasmodically beat[s] against the dead woman’s face, splattering rips and reams of blood in every direction of the tiny kitchen.”Nearly three quarters of the way through the book, Jack finds the corpse described in the initial passage and picks up the infant, whose “tiny fists beat against him, splattering rips and reams of blood across his face as she wailed at full volume.”I like the phrasing, but that’s a few too many rips and reams of blood being splattered for my comfort.These are minor points, however. Offsetting them is the fact that Lewis has laced her novel with really fine writing that shows her eye for the telling detail and a facility for original language. It would have been easy to sketch the plot in a series of clichés, using tired metaphors hundreds of other authors have used before. Instead, Lewis opted for originality and flare.For instance, only a couple of sentences into her novel she gives us:“Eyes full of empty stared upward as she lay sprawled out like some grotesque pin-up girl. An all-American beauty served up on cheap linoleum, a Jackson Pollock canvas of bullet holes and blood spatter.”“Eyes full of empty;” “A Jackson Pollock canvas of bullet holes and blood splatter;” Now that’s writing. An author capable of turning two phrases like that in a single paragraph knows what she’s doing. What’s more, Lewis does it over and over again in spinning out her story.She’s on top of things from the very beginning. I’m looking forward to her next novel already.Read a sample of Gunning for Angels now (also available on Audible):https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B00I84NSE0&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_PW1M5AAVMJ81S3AEJ4X9&tag=podiat_ad2-20

57mins

14 Feb 2022

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The Most Dangerous Game (Full Story) by Richard Connell 1924

Tome by Tome ASMR

ASMR reading of The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, 1924. This is the full story. Enjoy with headphones. The Most Dangerous Game features a big game hunter who finds himself shipwrecked on Ship Trap island, owned by the renowned Generall Zaroff. Rainsford soon finds that Zaroff is no ordinary big game hunter and that the General has something far more dangerous in mind. Support this channel:https://paypal.me/TomeByTomehttp://podpage.com/tome-by-tome-asmr #mostdangerousgame #richardconnell #dangerousgameSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/tome-by-tome-asmr/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr

1 Nov 2021

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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Voices

Part I: Listen for words and phrases that state explicitly or provide inferential food to determine the mood established in Part I. 

4mins

25 Oct 2021

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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Into The Zeitgeist

This week, The Most Dangerous Game has popped into our minds. Patreon - www.pateron.com/wdm1 Facebook - https://bit.ly/3iMRYc3 Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Sloskw References https://archive.org/stream/TheMostDangerousGame_129/danger.txt Thompson, Terry W. “A Tale of Two Centuries: Richard Connells ‘The Most Dangerous Game.’” The Midwest Quarterly (Pittsburg), vol. 59, no. 3, 2018, pp. 318–330. Fondo, Blossom N. "“The Hunter Hunted”: Deconstructing Anthropocentrism in Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintball https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/most-dangerous-game/analysis/ending https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/robert-hansen-dies-at-75-convicted-alaska-serial-killer/2014/08/22/cf2d2acc-2989-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/03/9542912/the-hunt-based-on-most-dangerous-game

1hr 44mins

26 Sep 2021

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Episode 32: The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

The Great Stories

Trev Downey reads and then discusses The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

1hr 8mins

31 Aug 2021

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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Mardell Shares Stories

A big game hunter stranded on a remote island finds himself in desperate circumstances

1hr 5mins

1 Jul 2021

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Episode 1 - The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Tall Man, Short Stories

Sit back and enjoy the first flight of Tall Man, Short Stories! This first episode is the retelling of The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (Also published as The Hounds of Zaroff) originally published in Collier's on January 19th, 1924. There's danger lurking around every corner of General Zaroff's hidden island, can the dashing and extravagantly named Sanger Rainsford make it out in one piece?

1hr 1min

9 Jun 2021

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