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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (509 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751109
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"We've got millions!" the prospectors roared to the throng at Seattles' docks. "The Klondike is the richest goldfield in the world!" Within moments, the telegraph is humming the news. Within hours, fifteen-year-old Jason Hawthorn is rushing west from New York City with a bad case of Klondike fever.

For readers who love a survival story told with bone-chilling authenticity, Will Hobbs has spun a saga of courage, friendship, and endurance set under the northern lights and amidst the actual events of the Klondike gold rush. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew M. | 2/14/2014

    " First, this book is boring!!!!! But I don't like adventure books that much. Jason had been through many situations like going through the dead horse trail and was threatened to get shot but still went in. He got kicked off the ship and got his money stolen. So he ended up with no money. There was a gold rush and Jason's mainly tasks was to find gold and find his brothers. There was many characters in the book and lots of action. This book just wasnt my type. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Garrett Joachim | 2/7/2014

    " I do not really like the book. It doesn't make much sense to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cayley Harris | 2/6/2014

    " In the book it wasn't that exciting because i got board during the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicolette | 2/1/2014

    " this is book was ok but i wish it had more excitement to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Destiny Dickow | 1/16/2014

    " This book is unapealing to my taste of picking books. Plus the book is pretty much longer because of the small words!! It's was really slow while reading the book and everyone that said that you hated it I agree!!!!!!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angelo Zeolla | 1/10/2014

    " I did not like this book, the first and second parts weren't very interesting but the third was okay. I wish I could have just stopped reading the book and start reading a book I was actually interested in. There were some pretty descriptive words here and there but all in all it wasn't what I thought would be. I thought it would be a 7 when we first rated it. Now I would rated it about a 2. I think some parts of the book didn't need to be there. I would not recommend this book to any one who is interested in reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 1/3/2014

    " Good historical fiction with enough action to keep dis tractable boys reading. There's also vomit and gangrene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/16/2013

    " My favorite adventure story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica's Book Review | 10/28/2013

    " Read this for my 6th grade language arts class. The students did not seem very eager to read this one. May have to rethink it for next year. I thought it was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/24/2013

    " Really like this book. It was very exciting and historically accurate. Will Hobbs used stories of actual events in the book. Good way to learn about the Klondike gold rush. Good descriptions of mob mentality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 8/28/2013

    " This was a pretty interesting look at the Yukon Gold Rush, something that I knew absolutely nothing about. It's hard to believe what happens to people when you yell, "Gold!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/9/2013

    " This was another book club read for Travis' class. The group didn't care for it, until they got into it more. Then they hated to put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♥rAcHeL♥ | 8/8/2013

    " this book was kinda good (the writing styles(, but it was SOOOOO boring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kassie | 4/11/2013

    " Paul & I listened to the cd's on the way home from TN...we both liked this a lot!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise baumann | 3/25/2013

    " i hated the beginig and pretty much the whole book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 3/1/2013

    " Good adventure. Held my attention. Made me want to go to the Yukon. Clean and safe read for young adults and children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Davis | 8/16/2012

    " not the best so far "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bloomie | 7/31/2012

    " the worst book ever D: "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Breanna Malarick | 7/23/2012

    " Dont realy like Jason's Gold "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 12/4/2011

    " An independent 15 year old boy in the late 1800's travels north to the Yukon territory during the Klondike gold rush. At first, he is alone, then he forms friendships with other travelers and a strong husky dog. Will Jason find his gold? Or will he find something he values even more? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katia | 7/2/2011

    " Read this with Chloe and she is now curious about Jack London which is something I never thought would happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/20/2011

    " I read this book a long time ago and desperatly need to reread it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/25/2011

    " This was another book club read for Travis' class. The group didn't care for it, until they got into it more. Then they hated to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/22/2011

    " Really enjoyed the historical accounts of the Klodike Gold Rush wrapped up in a fictional story about a young man out on his own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 2/20/2011

    " This was a pretty interesting look at the Yukon Gold Rush, something that I knew absolutely nothing about. It's hard to believe what happens to people when you yell, "Gold!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/21/2011

    " Jason's Gold was an amazing book! It was really sad though that King died. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bloomie | 11/29/2010

    " the worst book ever D: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas | 11/11/2010

    " It was a very good book and some parts get very intense and exciting and it just makes me want to read more so i suggest this book to anyone who like to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 10/25/2010

    " good historical read. boys would enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 5/3/2010

    " An independent 15 year old boy in the late 1800's travels north to the Yukon territory during the Klondike gold rush. At first, he is alone, then he forms friendships with other travelers and a strong husky dog. Will Jason find his gold? Or will he find something he values even more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zinger | 4/25/2010

    " We read this as a family and the kids loved it. I enjoyed it too. Plenty of adventure, excitement, and hardships to keep us all interested, plus the history and experience of the Klondike Gold Rush. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwennie | 12/9/2009

    " Great book, my son Logan recomended it. I am intrigued by the Klondike gold rush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shortcake | 11/21/2009

    " One of my all-time childhood favourites! A recommended read for any age, this novel combines non-fictional events with a fictional story line. Satisfying for my Gold Rush faze and a refreshing simple read for any rainy day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 9/30/2009

    " i gave this book four stars because it is a great adventure book about a fourteen old kid who goes up to alaska for the gold rush. The reason i gave it only four is because at the very end of the book when he reaches his destination and he never even searches for gold and just stays in the town. "

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About the Author
Author Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.