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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,877 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Theodore Bikel Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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The is a tale of Humphrey Van Weydon, unwilling captive and crewman on a sealing ship of cutthroats, thrown in with the treacherous outcasts that man the ship, and ruled by Wolf Larsen - the Sea Wolf, a brooding, violent brute... the captain. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/3/2014

    " This is a great read! Sea adventure, love story, morality tale - it has it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/1/2014

    " A required reading assignment in high school, this novel became a favorite of mine then and has grown on me ever since. The parallels between the story line and the events of my life as it unfolds are profound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay Carr | 1/30/2014

    " One of the best books I read this year - and I just squeezed it into the final days of December! Wolf Larsen is surely one of the most compelling characters in literature. I would've given the book five stars, but agree with Ambrose Bierce's condemnation of the part of the plot dealing with the improbable, uncomfortable relationships between Van Weyden and Maud Brewster. Overall, however, a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Hewlett | 1/24/2014

    " Wolfe Larsen is one of the most impressive and intriguing characters ever created. Love him or hate him, but you have to respect him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Thompson | 1/16/2014

    " Not as well known as his other novels but just as yummy and memeorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry (sethurner) | 1/6/2014

    " I wasn't prepared for how much I enjoyed The Sea Wolf. Having read To Build a Fire, White Fang and Call of the Wild, I don't associate nautical tales with Jack London. This one has elements of Moby Dick, Captains Courageous, and Robinson Crusoe all rolled into one. Humphrey Van Weydon, a pampered rich man, is rescued by the crew of the Ghost after his ship sinks in the fog of San Francisco Bay. However, instead of taking him to shore the ship's captain, a force of nature named Wolf Larsen, decides to keep him on board to replace a crew member who died. Like many literary villains, Larsen is the most interesting character in the novel, brutal and strong, but also very intelligent. Larsen seems determined to make a man of "Hump" and in the process have someone with whom he can have literary discussions. Tender souls who shrink from reading about brutality toward men or beasts will not enjoy the book, because descriptions of both are frequent, though not especially graphic by modern standards. I was interested in the romance part of the story also, because though the woman in the story, a literary critic who is rescued from another sinking ship, is described over and over as weak and lovely, she also is given lots to do, and her London emphasizes her intelligence and courage. She is a good counterweight to Wolf Larsen. The only places my attention flagged was in the extensive descriptions of rigging and sails. THe fault her is my lack of experience, not the author's skill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malina | 1/3/2014

    " Such a great book!!! I enjoyed most every minute. I love reading older stuff with bigger words and then add in the adventure on the high seas and you've got a great summer read! I really liked the character development--watching people get stronger and more confident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Beers | 1/3/2014

    " The discourse in this novel between the highly educated and pampered Humphrey van Weyden and the hard and self-educated ship captain Wolf Larsen is top notch. They really get to the core of how one's deepest held beliefs affects behavior and colors how everything is interpreted. I loved seeing Van Weyden grow, modify, and strengthen his beliefs based upon his encounters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dex | 1/2/2014

    " Great book. The balance of questions and answers provided through action is wonderful, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 12/30/2013

    " There's so much to say about this book, I don't even know where to begin. Surely, this is one of my new favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/26/2013

    " A classic that should be read, mostly for experiencing Jack London's writing style and because in this book he creates one of the most memorable characters I've ever experienced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/16/2013

    " Brilliant method of handling philosophy in a light hearted way. Fantastic dialogues. Exciting adventure. However the second half of the book does not take advantage, nor due justice to the antagonist. It was a good book, but it could have been a great book. Still it's worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Book Lover | 11/29/2013

    " Probably my favorite all time book. I don't exactly know why other than I admire Wolf Larsen's ruthfulness and his independence...his ablility to believe in himself despite a world of people believing otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Anderson | 10/2/2013

    " Great! Why did it take me so long to read Jack London? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 9/17/2013

    " I was surprised by how quickly i was hooked on this book. yeah for classics! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nic | 6/13/2013

    " There are many grammatical errors in this book. Mr. London goes in and out of the present tense, misuses quotes, and creates characters that I don't really care about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 بهمن بهمن | 12/14/2012

    " ghashang tarin ketabi ke azin nevisandeh khoondam.chape jibi ghabl az enghelab.chapaye digash khoob nis tarjomehashoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick Ernst | 11/12/2012

    " An Emo captain Nemo takes a nerd hostage. Nerd adapts while cryin about it. Emo Nemo is kind of an ass and takes more hostages. Nerds escape and get lack luster revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 9/6/2012

    " This book is a true classic. Much more than a story of seal hunters on the high seas, from the very beginning to the very end, it is entralling, frightening, awesome, heartwarming.... I loved it. They just don't write books like this any more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald Stevens | 6/29/2012

    " What fun I had rereading this. I read it as an extra credit project in 10th grade. I had already read CALL OF THE WILD they were reading for class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 10/4/2011

    " I loved it, perhaps more than it deserved, but it resonated with me. At once a book of meditative philosophy, a romantic adventure, and a castaway story tied all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Morton | 6/22/2011

    " It took me a bit to get into this book but I found it to be an enjoyable read once the plot got rolling. There was a lot of sailing jargon which slowed my reading down but it turned out that it didn't matter that I was unfamiliar with many of the terms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gillian | 5/18/2011

    " I <3 Wolf Larsen. THAT is a man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " Ho-ho the descriptions of how hot Captain Larsen is are right up my alley...the philosophical discussions and whatnot were also pretty interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/12/2011

    " I am always drawn to books that are considered Classics.

    It was a good read, though I wish the tension between Wolf and Hump would have played out more thoroughly and completely via a show down of wits, arguements wherein one cedes to the others opinion.

    Still a good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 5/10/2011

    " Tuned out almost immediately. I got through a chapter, but just barely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angus | 5/1/2011

    " It was a bit uneven at times but an overall enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quinn | 4/29/2011

    " Really a 3.5. This is the very facinating story of a weenie that becomes a man under the guiding hand of a mean old captain. And throw in a little love story to boot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 4/18/2011

    " There's so much to say about this book, I don't even know where to begin. Surely, this is one of my new favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 4/8/2011

    " Good story, though, it didn't blow my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanine | 4/2/2011

    " OK, not as engaging as his other works. The story jumps around, it feels like it was 2 separate ideas mashed clumsily into one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 3/28/2011

    " The story begins as an examination of the philosophical clash between Darwinism and civilization, quickly derailing into a sorry excuse for a love story. I wasn’t expecting Moby Dick, but this was just lame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dex | 3/28/2011

    " Great book. The balance of questions and answers provided through action is wonderful, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 2/12/2011

    " I'm a big fan of adventure stories, consequently I like Jack London. I thought the ending a bit weak on this one, but overall a rousing sailing adventure. "

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