The Call of the Wild

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by Jeff Daniels
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck’s gripping adventure still makes for a thrilling listen more than 100 years after it was first published.
This compelling story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack.
“To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world,” E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London’s greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought him international acclaim when it was published. His story of the dog Buck, who learns to survive in the bleak Yukon wilderness, is viewed by many as his symbolic autobiography. “No other popular writer of his time did any better writing than you will find in The Call of the Wild,” said H. L. Mencken.

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Excellent Narration

While I was not the greatest fan of the story, my 8th grade students were pretty invested in it. London's use of anthropomorphism creates an unrealistic character in Buck; however the lack of any real development of human characters seems to make that necessary.

The narration provided by Jeff Bridges was excellent. His pace and inflection were perfect.
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- Holli

Classic Read

Great narration by Jeff Daniels of a classic story. Highly recommend this version for anyone interested in this audiobook.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-26-2010
  • Publisher: Listening Library