A collection of survival stories from some of the greatest authors in history..
Read by Eric Meyers, Mark Rice-Oxley & Christopher Ragland (Unabridged: 7hrs 55mins)
Featuring stories by Honoré de Balzac, Leo Tolstoy, Jack London, Richard Connell, Zane Grey, William Hope Hodgson, Bret Harte, Saki, Stephen Crane & more.
Our ‘fight of flight’ response is something hardwired into the primitive part of our brain. Our need to survive, to outlive whatever danger poses, that immediate threat to our lives is little short of a marvel. Everything else is abandoned in order to survive. Whilst in modern times that ability has been somewhat modified and ‘reasoned’ away to an extent, in past years it’s what usually kept you alive.
In this compilation -
01 - Short Stories About Survival - An Introduction
02 - The White Silence by Jack London
03 - A Passion in the Desert by Honoré de Balzac
04 - The Interlopers by Saki the pseudonym for H H Munro
05 - The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte
06 - Taman by Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov
07 - The Great Slave by Zane Grey
08 - The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson
09 - The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
10 - The Open Boat by Stephen Crane
11 - To Build a Fire by Jack London
12 - The Snowstorm - Part 1 by Leo Tolstoy
13 - The Snowstorm - Part 2 by Leo Tolstoyqa