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The Call of the Wild

Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
Length: 3 hrs
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Jack London's masterpiece, tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.

Public Domain (P)2014 Trout Lake Media

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An enjoyable reading of a classic tale

Jack London is unparalleled at bringing the wilderness to vibrant life. The brutality, determination and eventual freedom of Buck's change from an adored pet to a wild creature is perfectly depicted.

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  • markweintraub
  • 24-07-17

The law of club and fang<br />

My girlfriend lives on Third St. in SF close to where Jack London was born. And recently I've taken a big Bay area interest. This audio book was my introduction to Heinold's Saloon's honored apparition. And if if Buck could choose only one narrator to read his story, my money is on this performance.

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  • Rhonda
  • 07-02-15

Amazing reading and writing.

Beautifully read, thoughtfully descriptive story of a domesticated dog that goes on to become powerful husky pack leader. His extremely different lifestyles, from one owner to the next.

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  • Lisa Cook
  • 09-04-18

Violent!

Children and tenderhearted dog lovers beware. This is not the book for you. It is absolutely fascinating, as told through the dog's eyes, but extremely violent! Mary Sarah Agliotta is a fantastic narrator, and really brings the story to life. Just difficult to listen to some of the content

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  • Michael
  • 08-08-19

Great Story but the Narrator is Excruciating

The narrator must be paid by the minute because she reads at a painfully excruciatingly slow pace. I had to set the speed at 1.25 to get it to sound normal.

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  • Richard B.
  • 23-04-15

Better than expected

I was surprised given how cheap this is that this seems to be the best recording of this story. In fact, the narrator does quite a good job, a couple of random unusually pronounced words notwithstanding.

I finally read this because it's on all those lists of the top 100 novels. It certainly wouldn't be on my list, but I ultimately came to see why it's so loved, even if I thought the first half was pretty dull.

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  • Trista Hibberd
  • 08-02-20

not bad

narration was excellent. the story wasn't quite my regular quarry, but it was well paced and classic.

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  • Neil
  • 08-01-20

Unlistenable

**MAKE SURE YOU LISTEN THE SAMPLE BEFORE PURCHASING!!**

You get what you pay for. A classic book ruined by an overly-dramatic and breathy narration.

Some may like this type of narration, it's just not for me.

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  • redeyesniper
  • 01-08-19

True classic for a reason

I had never read it heard this book but was aware of it and its themes. however , to know of something and to experience it are very different things. This book is a classic for a reason. highly reccomend this to anyone and everyone.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-02-19

Not a Jack London fan

This was my first Jack Landon book, it was OK but just not that impressive. The narrator had an odd distant manner, kinda of airy, I didn't care for her style.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-19

The Narrator Is best I've heard!

I really dont think anyone could have narrated this book better... That being said her Narrating the store coupled with superior, classic stortelling makes this book an all time classic. I grew up with this book, which makes it special, that and im a dog lover! I cant recomend this version enough! Get it, you wont be sorry!