Martin Eden

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by Andrew Garman
  • 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer. It 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.

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The best of Jack London

Would you listen to Martin Eden again? Why?

Yes, it is an insight into Jack London's inner self and well worth reading or listening to more than once.


What about Andrew Garman’s performance did you like?

Very well read.


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- j daly

Narrated well, vividly described character of M.E.

An interesting book which takes us deep into the thoughts and mental models of the protagonists and how it changes/grows over time with experiences.
Audible version is advisable as it is a long book and the narrator has done a splendid job of reading it.
There were parts that were dark but Martin Eden's persistence was motivational. The book felt like a window into Jack Langdon's own life, how else could he write and feel this way about a man worshiping literature and struggling to make a mark on it.
The book idealizes individualism and vividly paints how it is intertwined and also at a constant struggle with the society. The protagonist's character while marked with youthful energy, generosity and artistry, is also flawed with superficial love, impulsive aggression and depression.
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- shivani pant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books