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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109,880 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs - big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life - how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow... and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.

An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jack London original by Nick Bullard.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Umut | 2/19/2014

    " Even though I read Call of the Wild for about 5 years, it really impressed me. It was very enjoyable to read and it made me a book lover. Also I think I am going to read it again because I couldn't understand well the critics to system while I was 10. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Osickey | 2/17/2014

    " Nothing what I expected and that was a good thing. This quickly became an obsessive read but lucky being only 70 odd pages, not a consuming read. Definitely recommended especially if traveling out west. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dick Dickens | 2/11/2014

    " Great description of life and adventure in the wild frozen north. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hanna Varrone | 1/26/2014

    " Im not sure wether to judge this book on how it was written or the story itself. I hated what happened to buck dont get me wrong but the end was such a happy ending because Buck got away from the evil people. Jack London put so much enphasis into Bucks character that you were so mentally attached to him, and didnt want to see anything bad happen to him, but thats what made it good. Moreover, thats what I kinda wanted to happen, I wanted to see the little doggie set free, being the animal lover that i am... But they were so mean to him. I hated seeing buck being beaten butas i said the story did in fact have a happy ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mitch | 1/25/2014

    " Probably one of the most disinteresting, depressing books I've read. I'm very surprised this is considered as a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephh | 1/14/2014

    " I highly recommend this this book because the protagonist's life change as the time pass and it is interesting. The main character is Buck, a dog bear from rich family. Buck had a happy life until the owner's employee sold him somewhere else. Buck worked as a sled dog, and he suffered in that time. At the end, Buck becomes the leader of the wolves. There are some changes with Buck when you read through the story. First, Buck's body physically changes. He was clean and spotless, until he lived in the wild. Second, before he lived in the wild, he thought he was the best in the world. However, when he got beaten by human, he learned that humans are better than himself, Third, he didn't work at all when he was young. However, he worked deadly hard as a sled dog. I enjoyed reading this book because this books talks about survival of the fittest, which means kill or get killed. That is why I enjoyed the story "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Lord of the Flies". It was also easy to read, so I had no trouble of understanding the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frederik | 1/8/2014

    " Great book for grown up kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Place | 12/20/2013

    " One of the many Jack London works I've read. I'll admit he probably isn't for everyone, but if you like realistic adventure, like I do, then you'll probable enjoy this. Simple people from a simpler time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopherwilliams | 11/10/2013

    " It was constanley suspensful.You need to read this book about what a dog would do for "the love of a man". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent read. Beautiful and haunting depiction of the Canadian arctic and a true classic story of survival. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Wrathall | 10/25/2013

    " Read this book at age eleven. Wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 10/13/2013

    " I had to read this for my English Class, I liked it, Buck was a strong main character, but in some parts in was slow and it was a little confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianna Bookaholic | 5/9/2013

    " Great book, but very sad!!! :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean-Jacq | 5/7/2013

    " This was an interesting read, but the problem was that it was a prescribed book for school...so as you probably guessed, my heart wasn't into it. Some people might enjoy it, but I just read the book with the purpose of finishing it and getting it over with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alona Perlin | 4/19/2013

    " This is a very beautiful book. It is no wonder it is a classic. It's very beautifully-written and has a strong message in it. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Anselmi | 4/16/2013

    " Paul Bransom did not illustrate the 1903 Edition of 'The Call of the Wild'. In November 1912 Paul Bransom illustrated a special holiday edition of Jack London's classic. I have 4 of Paul Bransom's original pastels which were used for this release. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela(AllHoney) | 3/7/2013

    " A children's classic about a dog, Buck, taken from his comfortable home and forced into working in a harsh new environment. I read this as a child and loved it. I would definitely recommend this to school age children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 3/2/2013

    " Craig asked to listen to this one on our drive to NC. I had never read it before and I really enjoyed it! :) A great quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Ferris | 1/28/2013

    " Difficult to read some of the things that happen to Buck but I really loved the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 11/28/2012

    " Pick a version with an intro that goes a bit into the history of this book- it's fascinating and makes the book so much more fun to read. Fast read- great for dog lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniela | 9/6/2012

    " Solo por este libro quisiera tener como mascota un hermoso perro como Buck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 4/15/2012

    " Ugh. Why do people go on about Jack London so much? This read like a budget Alaskan Hemingway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin Huddleston | 3/1/2012

    " I liked how Buck was able to over come some of his old ways to be able to survive in his new enviroment, and become a "Wolf" in the wild. Also how he became a legend for his size. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 11/8/2011

    " While I found the writing to be fairly simple, it still painted a very stirring picture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Armijo | 7/30/2011

    " I liked this book so much it was so interesting and it kept my interest. I highly recommend it to anyone. "

  • 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

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.