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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,885 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Brian Emerso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He is a man capable of abandoning two sailors in an open boat, yet he is an avid and thoughtful reader of the moral philosophers. He is Wolf Larsen: captain of the seal-hunting Ghost, the unforgettable protagonist of one of the world’s great sea novels. Tormented by his own convictions, Larsen is an enigma both fascinating and repellent to his reluctant crewman, Humphrey Van Weyden. Throughout their long and perilous voyage together, the captain’s ruthless belief in the survival of the fittest is pitted against Van Weyden’s “civilization”—a contest between two opposing views of life that demonstrates Jack London’s gift for expressing complex ideas with exciting action. Together with the other stories selected for this volume, The Sea Wolf is a superb example of the genius of a writer who was, in the words of Maxwell Geismar, “the poet of the savage Darwinian struggle.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superb piece of crafsmanship.”

    New York Herald

  • “It is an uncommonly vigorous piece of  work, admirably developed—one of the best sea tales in recent literature.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Although American literati don’t read this adventure, it remains a masterpiece of naturalist fiction.”

    The Hungry Mind Review

  • “Mr. Jack London has produced in The Sea Wolf...one of the strongest pieces of literature sent forth by any writer today.”

    Albany Argus, 1904

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim Corrigan | 2/18/2014

    " Great book. My only complaint is Maud, who is (depending on your point of view) either horribly dated or just plain annoying. Hump had elements of dated annoyingness, but his presence was balanced by Wolf and the rest of the crew. Maud's entrance almost wrecks the book. But all in all, a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kate Ahaus | 2/18/2014

    " This book was strenuous to read. My boyfriend, who urged me to read it, states he loves it because it is a "great coming of age story". I think that is true as well, but the story could've been told in 50 pages vs 300, and with MUCH less descriptive writing. Also, the villain is a straight psycho. Another 'classic' down.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh | 2/17/2014

    " London's hyperbole makes for a fantastic adventure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Julie | 2/17/2014

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

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