The Call of the Wild

Jack London

John Lee (Narrator)

05-20-08

3hrs 26min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Classics

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05-20-08

3hrs 26min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“Offers a strong and powerful narration by John Lee…As he brings every word to life, his enunciation is clear and his tone impassioned. He transports listeners to the desolate North…Simply stunning. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Classics
An Oprah Pick of Best Action and Adventure Books
An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Books to Help You De-Stress
A National Education Association Big Read selection
A New York Times Editors' Choice of Cold Books for Hot Days

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?

Praise

“Offers a strong and powerful narration by John Lee…As he brings every word to life, his enunciation is clear and his tone impassioned. He transports listeners to the desolate North…Simply stunning. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“[A] marvelously graphic picture...Fierce, brutal, splashed with blood, and alive with the crack of whip and blow of club.” San Francisco Chronicle

“In this classic…you’ll find profundity in its raw beauty and a new appreciation for canine independence.” Entertainment Weekly

“Fervently American.” E. L. Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author

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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Language English
Release Day May 19, 2008
Release Date May 20, 2008
Release Date Machine 1211241600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction, New York Times Bestsellers, Action & Adventure
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.

Narrator Bio
John Lee

John Lee is the winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. He has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.

Overview

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Classics
An Oprah Pick of Best Action and Adventure Books
An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Books to Help You De-Stress
A National Education Association Big Read selection
A New York Times Editors' Choice of Cold Books for Hot Days

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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