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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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John Griffith London nació en San Francisco el 12 de enero de 1876. Hijo de un astrólogo ambulante, al que no conoció. Su madre era espiritista; se casó con John London unos meses después del nacimiento del niño, de quien el escritor tomó el apellido. Realizó estudios secundarios mientras trabajaba. London fue una gran autodidacta. Se formó leyendo incansablemente libros en la biblioteca pública de la ciudad. Realizó multitud de oficios que le resultaron muy útiles para sus novelas. En 1897 viajó a Alaska, en plena fiebre del oro. De regreso a su ciudad natal, comenzó a escribir los relatos de sus viajes. Su vida fue azarosa, llena de contradicciones; agitador político, dado al alcoholismo, con fracaso en sus dos matrimonios. London llegó a ser el escritor de más éxito de su país. Dilapidó grandes sumas de dinero. Escribió medio centenar de obras. Murió en 22 de noviembre de 1916 en Glen Ellen (California) a los 40 años, de una urémia. Hay biógrafos que aseguran que se suicidó de una sobredosis de morfina.

Desde su publicación hace más de cien años, Amor a la vida ha inspirado multitud de críticas y análisis. Esta magnífica historia es un torbellino de temas, ideas, y mensajes, entre todo ello, el sencillo alegato del triunfo de la voluntad por vivir del hombre, y el más complejo tema del atavismo, temas que fueron recurrentes a lo largo de toda la vida literaria de London. El libro comienza con dos hombres marchando a pie por las planicies canadienses, uno de ellos sufre la rotura de un tobillo, y es abandonado por su compañero, con sus escasas pertenencias y un saco indio con oro, polvo y nueces. Abandonando su oro por la imposibilidad de cargarlo, sigue el cauce de un río hasta el Océano Ártico. Amor a la vida estuvo acompañada por una acusación de plagio, y hasta captó la atención de Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. En efecto, la esposa de Lenin le leyó Amor a la vida, cuando éste reposaba en la cama... Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 2/14/2014

    " I couldn't get into this book. The last chapter said the most to me. We read it for LifeGroup. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/12/2014

    " Loving this Book....I want to be a better friend and person. To build up my Honey, and encourage those around me. So far, this book has really made me think.. can't wait to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 2/8/2014

    " I like Gary Chapman's stuff so I had high expectations from this book - and I wasn't disappointed. It's very practical, dealing with everyday things and attitudes (like being kind) that we can all do, or choose not to do, and shows how they're a powerful way of improving our world. It's encouraging to see how such everyday things can make a difference and it's given me a great preaching series at church as well. Bonus! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shayne | 2/8/2014

    " Why is it so hard to follow something so simple? The seven keys Kindness, Patience, Forgivness, Courtesy, Humility, Generosity, and Honesty are simple, strait forward and known to all of us. Yet in every relationship that we have, we have to work at using these traits. Sometimes its easier than others bu in every relationship I could remember to apply these keys a little better. That is what this book did for me. It reminded me who I want to be and how I want to interact with the people around me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/6/2014

    " I wish everyone would read this book. If they took just one thing from it, the world would be a better place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Sellers | 2/3/2014

    " This book will really make you stop and think about what it means to love as Christ loves. It takes a profound statement to stay with me after the last pages is read and even months later but I still remember things I read in this book. Not only that but I try to apply them daily. If you want to improve your love walk, this book is a good place to start. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wil Roese | 1/20/2014

    " Good idea but poorly organized and written. Full of stories with little depth. He does not seem to know the difference between kindness, patients and curtsy as he discusses them in similar terms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/11/2014

    " Wonderful read that inspires change in me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 1/11/2014

    " This book was very eye-opening and even convicting. Chapman dissects and analyzes love, while giving practical suggestions for putting it into practice. I have read many of his books and am never disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 12/11/2013

    " Love this and try to be this way, but reading his book helps me with it. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/8/2013

    " Categorizes love into seven attributes. Gives specific examples and stories of each one that are easy to relate to and put into practice. Helps you examine your own daily walk and decide how you can be more loving in all your relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 11/27/2013

    " Could be #12 of my top 10 :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashlee | 11/26/2013

    " This book has concrete examples of how to be more loving in our society but I finally just gave up on actually reading the book. I decided that I could learn just as much about love and kindness from the scriptures or conference talks and that would be a better use of my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 10/6/2013

    " I am on chapter 9,the chapter about love in marriage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Collette | 10/1/2013

    " His best book yet. This book provides the foundation for his others and gives the reader some real challenges to set goals for improving character traits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 9/12/2013

    " I enjoyed this book because it helped me understand some of the traits I need to develop to be a truly loving person. It gives practical examples of ways you can add richness to all relationships in your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 5/26/2013

    " Sure liked this book. It correlates with Chapman's other book, "The Five Love Languages". It's just nice to be uplifted and motivated to love other people, especially loved ones no matter the circumstance. Chapman is a Christian other who shares a wonderful view about Love (or Charity). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 4/24/2013

    " I loved this book. It made me want to incorporate the 7 keys of being a loving person. If we all could live this way- translation would be imminent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Morlok | 2/14/2013

    " Great book - used it along with The Five Love Languages to teach a Faith & Family class...there was much more substance in this book - well written, great examples and great fodder for faithful living through the love of Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 10/5/2012

    " Another look at love by the guy who wrote the love languages book. It wasn't as life altering as the five love languages but it gave me a fresh outlook on how to better love the people in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Rodriguez | 10/1/2012

    " I really liked this book. It has activities to do at the end of the chapter and it includes examples of what people have done to represent honesty, respect, forgiveness etc.I felt peaceful reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/9/2012

    " Instead of focusing on how to change your bad qualities, this book shows you how to focus on your good qualities. I think everyone could use a refresher on how to conduct one's life in a loving manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 9/2/2012

    " What a great book that should be read more than once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danni | 8/1/2012

    " I wanted to celebrate valentines day by reading something that would teach me how to love. I really liked this book and I hope that I will be able to remember some of it. It was so good that I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/6/2012

    " This was a great book to really find out where you could do a better job of showing people love. It goes through the different characteristics of love and how you can put them into action in your own life. I was able to see for myself where I could do a better job on each area. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moemartell | 6/7/2011

    " Great book on learning how to live with love and to change the way people react to you. and how to get what you want by showing love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacki | 5/7/2011

    " Most of the ideas were common sense, but I liked it anyway- it is written by the author that wrote the 5 love languages. "

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About the Author
Author Jack London

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. Before making a living at his writing, he spent time as an oyster pirate, a sailor, a cannery worker, a gold miner, and a journalist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction writing. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “Love of Life.”  He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen.” He was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, including The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.