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The Call of the Wild

  • Read by: John Lee
  • Runtime: 3.4 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 5.27.2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
  • Genre: Fiction/Classics
  • 3.43 hrs5/27/2008Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781455196937
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Jack London’s masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog, and wilderness

Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scotch shepherd, is a bold-spirited dog living the good life in the Santa Clara Valley. But when a treacherous act of betrayal results in his kidnapping, he is stripped from his comfortable life on the California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Yukon, where he is made a sled dog. Strong dogs are in high demand as the Klondike gold rush rages on, and Buck must battle the bitter cold and savage lawlessness of man and beast, striving to serve the man who shows him kindness. Can he rise to the challenges he faces and once again become the master of his realm?

Editorial Reviews

The Call of the Wild is the greatest dog story ever written and is at the same time a study of one of the most curious and profound motives that play hide-and-seek in the human soul.”

Carl Sandburg

“No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild...Here, indeed, are all the elements of sound fiction.”

H. L. Mencken

“[A] marvelously graphic picture of the great gold rush to the Klondike...Fierce, brutal, splashed with blood, and alive with the crack of whip and blow of club.”

San Fransico Chronicle

“[John Lee] give’s London’s work the utmost respect and admiration in his reading while making each story his own through his captivating performance...Simply stunning.”

AudioFile

“Far and away the best book Mr. Jack London has ever written.”

Bookman

Author Biography

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. Before making a living at his writing, he spent time as an oyster pirate, a sailor, a cannery worker, a gold miner, and a journalist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction writing. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “Love of Life.”  He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen.” He was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, including The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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Reader Biography

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.

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