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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Andrew Garman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781470320478
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Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer from a destitute, working-class background. It is considered by many to be the author’s most mature work and has gone on to inspire an entire generation of struggling writers. Personifying London’s own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden’s impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances and win the hand of the wealthy Ruth Morse makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Martin Eden is assuredly one of Jack London’s greatest works.”

    Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/13/2014

    " Beautifully written book that deserved a much better ending. It almost seemed as if the author was in a rush to finish. He wrote this while sailing the South Pacific, so perhaps his voyage was nearing an end or he wasn't feeling too well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ekaterina Vedenyapina | 1/25/2014

    " The Best book by Jack London "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 1/16/2014

    " I've read this book about 4 times over the last 10 years and I love it every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/12/2014

    " If its hard in something , I like to think Jack London, Martin Eden. Really really good book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 merit | 1/12/2014

    " little dissapointed about the ending but overall a very intrigueing book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel Thy | 1/11/2014

    " One of the most influential books in my life. Jack London crafted young Martin Eden "

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

    " This was my favorite book in college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 10/2/2013

    " This is an amazing book. It's the young Jack London striving to be a writer when everyone is telling him to give up on the dream. Brilliant, romantic, luminous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 8/20/2013

    " A semi-autobiographical masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kety | 8/20/2013

    " The man's perspective about love, the woman as an incarnation of love, the struggles of a man with no education who is trying to be an author and the unseemly end of the book that will make you throw it away and then read the whole book two more times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/28/2013

    " My first London book. Absolutely loved it and actually screamed out load because there is absolutely NOTHING better than a good book. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 12/18/2012

    " Good book, slow reading, but very descriptive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/30/2012

    " This was given to me as a Christmas gift from an old roommate of mine. I identified with this book a great deal. It is still one of my all-time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 11/14/2012

    " utterly devastating....makes me want to read some bios of Jack London himself...echoing what my old boss said: it's must reading for all college-age males, for to protect them from what they are about to learn:-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S. Murphy | 11/2/2012

    " This is my favorite of London's works, and it is not like any of the others. It is truly a book for writers... and it will break your heart.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobias Andersson | 10/12/2012

    " I was surprised to learn that Jack London was a socialist. This books reminds me a little about something written by Ayn rand. It's really a good book. A strange thing it is not more well known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zan | 5/7/2011

    " One of the best books ever! Marten is a Man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manuel | 4/28/2011

    " I love, love, loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulusita816 | 4/9/2011

    " The best book i've ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dunja | 3/1/2011

    " no other way, but your own...sometimes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 2/5/2011

    " If someone asks me what my favourite book is, Martin Eden is the answer as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 1/29/2011

    " Semi-autobiographical, very affecting book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agent Zero | 1/21/2011

    " Non doveva impelagarsi con la politica, già la filosofia è stata un bell'azzardo; una volta salito in cima alle vette della letteratura e della poesia la sua formazione era perfetta e sarebbe rimasta pura e incontaminata.
    Ma che uomo, Martin Eden! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 1/16/2011

    " This is a thought-provoking story about a man who enlightens/educates himself and then finds that the ranks he has joined are not what he thought. It is a reminder that knowledge and experiences change us forever; there is no going back to who we were, even yesterday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kai | 1/14/2011

    " Ma cosa ho letto fino a ora? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 1/9/2011

    " Ma cosa ho letto fino a ora? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lusine | 12/14/2010

    " This must be one of the most mesmerizing and motivating stories ever written. I loved the writing, the characters, the contagious dream and the ambitious relentlessness of achieving it. I recommend this book to anyone who is in search of a purpose! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shagatxulg | 12/14/2010

    " One of my all time favorites.
    Read it.
    The story of a man. The story of becoming a man. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Andrew Garman is a television, film, and voice actor. His acting credits include the film Julie & Julia and appearances the television series Law & Order, Mercy, and Conviction. Among his audiobook narrations are Arcadia by Lauren Groff, Simply from Scratch by Alicia Bessette, and Love Is a Canoe by Ben Schrank, among others.