The Call of the Wild by Jack London audiobook

The Call of the Wild

By Jack London
Read by John Lee

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
3.43 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 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?

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah Pick of Best Action and Adventure Books

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Books to Help You De-Stress

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Classics

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A National Education Association Big Read selection

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

Editorial Reviews

“Fervently American.” E. L. Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author
“In this classic…you’ll find profundity in its raw beauty and a new appreciation for canine independence.” Entertainment Weekly
“[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
“Offers a strong and powerful narration by John Lee. Lee’s commanding presence is perfectly suited for these classic tales…He gives London’s work the utmost respect and admiration in his reading…His enunciation is clear and his tone impassioned. He transports listeners to the desolate North, casting them out into the wild to fend for themselves. Simply stunning. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
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, winner of Pulitzer Prizes for poetry and biography
“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, American journalist, satirist, and scholar

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Author

Author Bio: Jack London

Author Bio: Jack London

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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English