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Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.

Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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I loved The Call of the Wild as a child but only came to this as an adult. I wasn't so sure about the rather pedestrian quality of the last chapters in California, but the early chapters, with their vivid rendering of animal psychology – translated into human terms but somehow without anthropomorphising the animals – are very good indeed. I enjoyed the wise, frontiersman quality of Bob Thornley's narration very much.

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Even better than Iremembered

I first read this in my childhood, a whim made me choose to listen to audio book. The narration is perfect for the story, very poignant. Loved it very highly recommend.

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Worth a good listen

The type of story you want to go on forever but alas comes to an end and we'll narrated.

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Brilliant book

You can tell it was written for episodic publication, but the slow understanding of a wolf-dog is a wonderful insight. Any child hoping to own a domesticated animal should read this to get a feeling of how to treat it and how it feels.
The ending brings a tear to the eye but for one not in a bad way. Well read and essential reading.

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  • 25-07-16

Excellent

Great story very well narrated. Has it all... Savagery, softness, happiness and grief...... Riveting.

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  • Linda
  • 01-12-12

Another Great Classic!!

What did you love best about White Fang?

I love that it comes from the dogs point of view.

What was one of the most memorable moments of White Fang?

When his final owner saves him from the "beast"

What does Bob Thomley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tom does a great job in making all the characters accents and voices. You can really get the feeling and the idea of all the different people that are involved.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Life is tough when you're part wolf And they know it

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  • Jan
  • 02-05-13

1905 Classic Dog/Wolf/Man Tale

In my quest to fill in the gaps of my unread classics, this is another book completed. I didn't love it; a little too much animal cruelty and violence between animals. The kill or be killed, kill to eat and survive... I have never liked books written from an animals point of view and this is mostly told from 3/4 Wolf 1/4 dog - White Fang. That said, it was an interesting process as he moved from wild to tame, though a variety of owners and living situations. It's a fairly quick read, doesn't cost much and was glad I read. Probably an older boy book, with some discussion on why people and animals turn out like they do and how White Fang evolves because of his treatment.

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  • JD
  • 30-04-20

Very Simply Written

I thoroughly enjoyed White Fang- partly for the story and partly for the "straight-to-the-point" writing style. The plot was interesting albeit slow in a way where you knew what was going to happen well before it happened. The events and timeline each had their purpose in the story, but the process of getting from one point to the next felt slow due to its predictability. My only other gripe with this book was the author's attempt to write about nature. As someone who reads a lot of books on nature by authors such as Gary Paulsen and John Muir, I could tell Jack London spent little time in the woods. He just couldn't present the descriptive elements or "feel-like-you're-there" imagery like John Muir, or encapsulate the mentality of respect for nature like Gary Paulsen. Obviously that's a subjective gripe for the book, but good imagery is needed in a book that takes place mostly in the wild.

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  • William
  • 16-07-19

A Masterpiece

Narrated perfectly. The story is a masterpiece. Awesome illustration of nature's greatest animal. Also a study in human behavior and loyalty.

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  • Lisa Jackson
  • 08-05-19

White Fang

White Fang is a great story, I have read a lot of adventurous books in my life and this book was one of the best books out there. There is a lot of action in the this book which I love, if you love the outdoors like me I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books like this one!

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  • Jack L. Langdon
  • 25-03-17

classic London. worth your time.

lf you know dogs, you will love this. The honesty of dogs comes thru and warmed you heart.

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  • Northailish
  • 14-09-16

Amazing

Not only was it a great story, but the audio itself was fantastic and the narrations were wonderful

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  • Yvette Brockington
  • 06-11-15

amazing

This story was great and met my expectations and pass them greatly I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks that they would like it it really gets your nerves up and is very exciting I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I do.

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  • Nathaniel T. Faulhaber
  • 01-08-15

Very glad that I bought this

London found a surprisingly good forum to demonstrate his psychological insight, and I believe that my own insights are expanded from having listened to this audiobook. My only complaint is that it ends somewhat abruptly and inconclusively.

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  • Thomas A Ramirez
  • 17-06-15

A Masterpiece!

I love this book. I feel like this is as close as anyone can get to understanding the mind of a wolf! beautifully written!