The Call of the Wild

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by Bill Lord
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Call of the Wild takes the listener on an epic adventure during the Klondike Gold Rush during the 1890s. Buck, a four-year-old St. Bernard and Scotch sheppard crossbreed, is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. Then he is kidnapped and shipped to the cold bleakness of the Arctic to work with Klondike gold miners. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that tells the tale of his unbreakable spirit.

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The Call of the Wild.

I remember reading this when I was younger and not really liking it, I think it was the ill treatment of the dogs that I didn't like, but overall I thought the book was boring. Well, my feelings were the same now as they were then. I hated the ill treatment but could understand the book as a whole better now then when I was younger, but I still found it a little boring. That's my personal feelings though and maybe it didn't help that the last few books I've read where non stop action and adventure!! Lol.

Anyway, despite not loving it, I did love the message of loyalty, devotion, survival, unbreakable spirit and love. Poor Buck, it's impossible not to love him but his life was so hard and I hated seeing the hardship he had to endure!! Being a sled dog is hard but being one back then was death!

In all, I'm glad I listened to this. I do think his White Fang book is much better but I'd still recommend this. It's a classic after all.

I had no issue with Bill Lords performance. He is clear and easy to follow and really gave his all.

*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

A story for the ages!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

This book was a very fast listen. This is not the typical type of book that I would read. That being said, this was a great listen. The narrator really brought life to the story, it was like I was there watching everything happen. Bill Lord just has the best voice for this type of book.

This is a true adventure book, I wanted to know what was going to happen to Buck. From the first minutes, I got attached to him. There were so many different elements and settings in the story that I was almost always on the edge of my seat. There was always something new going on and never really a dull moment.

The narrator brought a great voice to the story and made it an enjoyable listen. This book is great for a younger audience as well as an older on. I can see this being a story for the ages. I really enjoyed it.
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- Charles "Charles"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2016
  • Publisher: Listen2aBook.com