Martin Eden

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by Jim Killavey
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Martin Eden, Jack London's semiautobiographical novel about a struggling young writer, is considered by many to be the author's most mature work. Personifying London's own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden's impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.


Audible Editor Reviews

This tragedy by famed author Jack London was published a few years after his most well-known work, Call of the Wild, and follows the struggles of a young working-class man who, despite his circumstances, aspires to become a successful, rich, and well-respected literary intellectual as he seeks the love of a higher-class woman.
Actor Jim Killavey employs a masterful kind of half-suppressed dialect in his voicing of the titular Martin Eden, perfectly completing this protagonist's fight to overcome his origins; further, Killavey is a clear, articulate performer, who maintains a steady energy throughout this work.


What the Critics Say

"Martin Eden is assuredly one of Jack London's greatest works." (Upton Sinclair)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well done

I don't know why this is not usually listed up there with THE CALL OF THE WILD as one of London' best works. It's an incredible look into the mind of an artist. Very well read, too.
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- Louise M

amateur reader?

I could only listen for about half an hour before extreme irrtation set in. The reader is one of the worst have ever heard on an audio book.
waste of money. I'll read the book in paperback if I can get hold of it. It might be a good story as I love Jack London's other stuff, which I must say is well read on audiobooks.
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- Dr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2006
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings