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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: Garrick Hagon Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Humphrey van Weyden led a privileged existence during his early life, but suddenly finds himself cast into the sea, fighting for survival. Pitted against ruthless captain Wolf Larsen, van Weyden's courage and determination allows him to fight adversity and learn valuable lessons along the way, in this American classic originally published in 1904.

One of the great tales of the sea, The Sea-Wolf is in the tradition of Moby Dick, though London provided his own unique atmosphere and accurate maritime detail.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher | 2/2/2014

    " Why I picked this book up, is as mysterious as why I finished it. Jack London was those classics we had to read and now rereading I feel still no bond. I do see the baseline in this story that most have been robbed a dozen times in other sea life stores from movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marvel | 2/1/2014

    " I had never read any of Jack London's work - I liked it. I may even read another! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Lichtenberg | 1/23/2014

    " The best book he ever wrote. "Are we nothing more the yeast that thinks above our position or are we something more. This is one of the themes of the book and a battle between VanWeyden and Wolf Larsen. Van Weyden had everything handed to him and stood on what Larsen said as "dead man's legs". Larsen is self made with no morals. He's brilliant, literate, tough, and completely amoral. Van Weyden is a gentleman of society who learns to be like Larsen in order to survive. However, he is able to retain is morality and humanity. He becomes a better human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/23/2014

    " Okay, I confess in my tender little teenage that I thought Wolf Larsen was a much better 'brooding, brutal hero' than Heathcliffe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Long Williams | 12/30/2013

    " London is great story teller. Love White Fang and Call of the Wild too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 12/19/2013

    " Pretty good -I liked the growth of the protagonist "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Sikes | 11/20/2013

    " Great book on the difference between living intellectually, and really living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KatieSuzanne | 11/3/2013

    " This would be 5 stars or more if I could up till the end. The end gets maybe 2 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 10/10/2013

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 10/9/2013

    " Listened to this one on CD and it is read very well. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 6/15/2013

    " One of my favorite adventure classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 5/19/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 4/9/2013

    " philosophy and existentialism in the context of blood sweat and tears "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary Freeman | 10/15/2012

    " very good read.kept my short attention span busy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bookslut | 7/19/2012

    " Maybe the worst book I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat/rick | 5/20/2012

    " Weighty powerful prose, story, undercurrents. I don't know if I chewed enough to really digest it, but I know this: London was a master and is probably underrated, underread (that goes for many!) in our time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mister Jones | 4/18/2012

    " I didn't like it as much as I did when read many years ago; still, Wolf Larsen is a character not soon forgotten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 12/30/2011

    " The sailing was fun, but the escape to the island and romance was dreck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/28/2011

    " Excellent and complex story of an intellectual dealing with real life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/3/2011

    " Feel like staying up past midnight on a stormy night imagining that you are a deckhand trapped on a pirate ship on a suicide mission? This is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/6/2011

    " My first and only book by Jack London. Sad, I know. Really loved it. Need to read more by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 6/9/2011

    " Although this is an interesting book that is worth reading if you love Jack London, it's not nearly as powerfully written as the Call of the Wild or White Fang. "

  • 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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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

Garrick Hagon is a London-born actor of film, stage, television, and radio who is best known for his role as Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars: A New Hope. His many films include Batman, Spy Game, Me and Orson Welles, and The Message. He was the rebel leader Ky in Doctor Who: The Mutants and played Simon Gerrard, Debbie Aldridge’s husband, in BBC’s The Archers. He has narrated numerous audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.