The Call of the Wild

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.

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Yay! London As Read By Lee!

It doesn't get any better than this!
I admit it: Anything with a dog, cat, heck, ANY animal in it? I'm hooked.
But this book? As read by the extraordinary John Lee is wonderful. I'm sure you've read it already. It's, yes, as brutal, as heartbreaking, as touching as you remember it. It's got to be the most brilliant rendition of a dog's point of view that was ever written (no disrespect to "The Art of Racing in the Rain," but that book can't hold a candle to Buck's story, his pride, his confusion, his amazing will to survive), and you'll spend the three shortest hours of your life immersed in the world that Jack London finely crafted.
Can't help it. The story makes me cry, always makes me wish for more. And John Lee's narration only added to the sense of drama, the overwhelming heartache I felt when the inevitable, "Audible hopes you enjoyed..." Just wanted so much more for the precious Buck.
Brilliant!
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- Gillian "SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!"

A "Great American Boy" Story

My son and I enjoyed this Audible version of the Call of the Wild very much. The narration was very well done. The story itself is one that captures the mind and heart, but I believe it especially speaks to young men. The progression of Buck's punishing experiences which lead him from being a pampered prince to King of the Wild, feared by men and respected by beasts, is something that appeals to the emerging man in every boy.

For the sensitive child, this story may want to be "held" until about age 10-11. The abuse of animals and some violent fighting scenes may cause some difficulty for some.
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- teammine "I am a lover of good stories, a mom, a wife, and an educator."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.