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Editorial Reviews

Frank Muller does wonders with the story of foppish Humphrey Van Weyden, who grows stronger after his experiences at sea. Muller’s chilling interpretation of the sadistic captain, Wolf Larsen, is outstanding, lending an air of anticipated violence as conditions aboard the Ghost grow more dire. Given London’s well-drawn characters and thrill-a-moment plotting, including a shipwreck and a mutiny, Muller creates genuine personalities for major and secondary characters. It’s always possible to tell who’s speaking without the usual identifiers. One of audio’s finest voice actors, Muller performs London’s exciting adventure in a way that is completely satisfying.
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Publisher's Summary

Wealthy ne'er-do-well Humphrey Van Weyden is a castaway who is put to work on the schooner Ghost, run by brutal Wolf Larsen. Toughened by life at sea, Humphrey develops the strength to protect another castaway, Maud Brewster, and stand up to the increasingly deranged Larsen. Experience the crashing, relentless power of the sea through this compelling story, made hauntingly immediate by author London's vivid prose.
Public Domain (P)1988 Recorded Books, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Muller reads with expression and variety that match the varying moods, feelings, and attitudes of all the characters, dogs included." (Kliatt Magazine)
"It gave us the sense of the cold, the snow, and most of all, the primeval feelings that London described." (The New Yorker)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Don Abrán on 04-27-12

Frank Muller: A Reader of Worth...

While this book is no doubt of great literary value, and while its author should be lauded for his genius - the masterstroke belongs to the narrator. Indeed, Mr. Muller uses the talents of his voice to liberally enable the listener to not only appreciate the intrinsic qualities mentioned, but also to feel convinced that such appreciation would have been lost if one less able had set his voice to the task…

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By derek on 11-12-14

Warning! You will listen to it multiple times.

If you could sum up The Sea Wolf in three words, what would they be?

Awesome Manly Poetry

What other book might you compare The Sea Wolf to and why?

On par with The Count of Monte Cristo. These are the only 2 books that I have actually listened to more than once and will probably listen to again. I am not sure what I like most about them. But I think some of the key components are as follows. The characters are believable, and very few books actually achieve this. Both have creative plots without any blaring holes. Both examine our motives. And they are both just well thought out and written books back when people took the time to do thing wright.

What about Frank Muller’s performance did you like?

Wait, there was a narrator? Hmm...I didn't notice, since the story came alive in my imagination. .....Yes, he was that good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many it might be easier to list the parts that didn't. Only I can't remember what they were exactly.

Any additional comments?

If you like either Poetry, Philosophy, Ships, Romance, Logic or just plan manliness. Then you will like this story. If you like them all then you will love this book, because it has them all.

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