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The Call of the Wild Audiobook

The Call of the Wild

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Publisher's Summary

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)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Sean Inglis Matlock,UK 24/12/2013
    Sean Inglis Matlock,UK 24/12/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Pacy classic"

    I came to this after listening to a Radio 4 production of London's "The Sea Wolf" and, if I'm honest, because it turned up cheap.

    Technically the recording isn't as clean as some others, but this really just adds to the vintage atmosphere.

    There's a lot going on, many villains, a few heroes, and a lot of exposition from the dog's point of view.

    If you're a dog lover, you'll have your dander up in a few places, but it's no spoiler to say that things will be settled to your satisfaction. As story that has a lot of period detail and vocabulary (obviously) but it doesn't feel dated.

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  • DB
    25/06/15
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    "the song of the pack or the call of the wild?"
    Any additional comments?

    I remember reading Jack London's The Sea Wolf several years ago, which I think is his best book. Mr London is very good at describing scenes. This one is from the viewpoint of the dog (Buck). It is well written and a quick listen.

    The narrator is very good except he's a little slow for me. I bumped the speed up to 1.5x which worked well and made the book even shorter.

    I was a little surprised by the last phrase of the book "...which is the song of the pack.". Seems more fitting to have ended with "...which is the call of the wild." Anyway, it was a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cameron
    27/01/17
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    "Good book but slow speaking"

    The Boise is super slow so I had to listen to the whole thing in 1.25x speed but it's an amazing book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ED
    19/02/18
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    "essential read/ re-read"

    Quick read/ listen and a great narration.
    It's not just about the dog, its about you...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah Garland
    Fort Collins, CO
    13/01/18
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    "Thrilling"

    I never realized this classic was from the perspective of a dog. As a modern day John Thornton myself it was an incredibly painful read. Reminded me of Tarzan meets William Wallace. I'm glad I caught up and listened to this classic. I am glad it had what Buck would call a happy ending. I had to keep reading because of it. I'll never watch this in movie form.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • linda
    01/12/17
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    "A classic not to be missed"

    When I asked my adult son, “What is the one book you would want your child to read,” he noted, “The Call of the Wild.” So I decided I should listen to it on audible. It is a beautifully written story of perseverance and bravery. I listened to examples of several readers and was happy I chose this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/11/17
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    "5 stars"

    One of the best books I've listened to, definitely worth the read! The narrator does an amazing job at making feel like a part of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bookobsessed4
    02/08/17
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    "Well."

    So much for wanting to enjoy classics. I can't tell you my feelings on this book without giving spoilers so I'll leave you with 3 stars for the story (anger was associated with the outcome of this story) and 5 stars for performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alfa Foxtrot Victor
    03/01/17
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    "wow, what a picturesque journey"

    as seen through the eyes of Buck, a magnificent dog. Requires a bit of backtracking, if sometimes you can't take it all in at once. the narration is great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • StFrSc
    Michigan, USA
    20/11/16
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    "Took me back..."

    As I listened to the story, I was taken back to when I was young and wanted nothing more but to be a trapper in the wilds of Alaska. For a while I was that boy again, even if only for a while, great classic book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/08/16
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    "Memorable Story!"

    Fantastic narrator that makes this incredible story come alive with rich imagery and thrilling mastery!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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