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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Ethan Hawke Publisher: Raffin Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Classics Read by Celebrities Series Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9781538482094
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Jack London’s masterpiece describing the timeless bonds between man, dog, and wilderness

Buck, half St. Bernard and half Scotch shepherd, is a bold-spirited dog living the good life in the Santa Clara Valley. But when a treacherous act of betrayal results in his kidnapping, he is stripped from his comfortable life on the California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Yukon, where he is made a sled dog. Strong dogs are in high demand as the Klondike Gold Rush rages on, and Buck must battle the bitter cold and savage lawlessness of man and beast, striving to serve the man who shows him kindness. Can he rise to the challenges he faces and once again become the master of his realm?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/10/2014

    " The Call of the Wild is one of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominik | 1/6/2014

    " I love London and his simple way of showing what really matters. And the way he makes me dream about rugged Wild... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hieu Duong | 12/27/2013

    " Very vivid description. These are good books about passion, friendship, loyalty... things that maybe hard to explain by words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reagan | 11/11/2013

    " i thought that it was a very interesting book! Most of the time, I didn't want to put it down!!8] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald Stevens | 5/18/2013

    " It was great rereading this classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollis | 3/24/2013

    " thought i'd give it a try after reading into the wild for the club... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 12/12/2012

    " London's stories all teach so many lessons while in the mystery of the story. To Build a Fire is a great short story. Man should always listen to those who are more experienced or be ready to pay the consequences! While Fang and Call of the Wild are classic favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Towens23 | 11/25/2012

    " Really similar to White Fang, and there are some heavy darwinian undertones, but there's just something that gets me about the wilderness. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geno | 2/22/2012

    " This one is short but good, read this one evening instead of watching American Idol..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Maxam | 9/18/2011

    " I have always loved Jack London for making us Remember a time gone by, and to let us experience men who live on the edge of the wild. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Homan | 9/4/2011

    " I liked To Build A Fire best, even though the other two are more well known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissy | 7/12/2011

    " another of those books i somehow missed growing up. poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 An | 5/24/2011

    " It was such a great book. Great details with specific and amazing truths about wolves in particular and nature in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon | 5/19/2011

    " London's "The Call of the Wild" is a beautiful and emotional depiction of the life of a dog born and raised in a loving environment. He is betrayed and has to cope with life in the wild. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 5/17/2011

    " Really enjoyed reading about Buck and his life. It's good to go back and read some classics especially when your teacher didn't assign them!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 5/16/2011

    " A wonderful, quick read. I loved that it was written from the perspective of the dog, and while London clearly has an idealistic view of nature, I enjoyed it thoroughly. In fact, I enjoyed it because he painted nature in such a vibrant, idealistic way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fawn | 5/15/2011

    " Had to read it for school, don't remember much about it but I thought it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/14/2011

    " I read this along with my 7th graders in my internship this semester. I'm not sure I really like this type of story, but Jack London was definitely a very good writer, and creative to be able to write from a dog's perspective. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 5/12/2011

    " Very well written, just not my type of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 5/10/2011

    " This book is wasted on 10 year olds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 5/8/2011

    " It was really sad!!! It was hard to get through! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 5/6/2011

    " I was really prejudiced, but it turned out to be a fair read. Still not my particular type of book.. but it I didn't feel the urge to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beibei | 5/6/2011

    " It's told from the perspective of a dog! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 4/30/2011

    " An honest and brutal portrayal of the North seen the from the eyes of the dog. Jack London paints a wonderful and realistic picture but it is a little too harsh for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/29/2011

    " I haven't read this in many years, and it was worth the read! Just awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bek | 4/27/2011

    " I would not reccomend this book, unless you like dogs ripping peoples throats out! "

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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

Ethan Hawke is an Academy Award­–nominated actor, author, and director. He studied acting at the British Theatre Association in England and at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His motion picture credits include Dead Poets Society, Gattaca, Great Expectations, and Snow Falling on Cedars, among many others.