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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (110,046 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Patrick Lawlo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Buck lives a content life. Half St. Bernard, half shepherd, he is top dog on a California ranch. But the gold rush in the Klondike has produced an enormous demand for sled dogs, so when a gardener at the ranch needs to pay off a gambling debt, stealing and selling Buck is a quick way to do it. 

Having never been mistreated, Buck soon learns that man can be the cruelest animal. He is whipped, beaten, and caged, but never broken. Confronted by the law of survival, Buck learns to fight, steal, and pull a sled. He takes pride in his new strength and ferocity. Buck manages to escape this life of abuse and learns to love a new master more than his own life. He gradually discovers the skills of his forbears and finds his home in the primordial forest—eventually, Buck cannot resist the call of the wild. 

This classic book brings out the true spirit of the gold rush days at the turn of the last century. It portrays the brutality, kindness, love, and folly that Jack London experienced first-hand during his time in the far north. The Call of the Wild was his first successful book, and it catapulted him to literary fame.

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  • “Lawlor’s matter-of-fact interpretation of Buck’s perceptions, experiences, and above all, his helplessness to control his fate successfully stir up as much intimacy and compassion as any human character might.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sapphire | 2/17/2014

    " A great book but very sad at times. Easy to read and flows well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doug | 2/16/2014

    " Couldn't put it down/read when i was a kid in the early 80's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erika Booms | 2/16/2014

    " AMAZING. Jack London is king. Favorite book of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sadé Hickman | 2/16/2014

    " One of my all time favourites. "

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