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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781593161224
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In his tales of the South Seas, Jack London often employs dark humor and grim irony in order to illuminate the clash of cultures. In “The Whale Tooth,” a white man becomes the victim of his own impulse to proselytize the benighted “heathen” on Melanesia.

This story is a prime example of London’s ability to take real characters and real events and mold them into a dark, grim satire.

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Listener Opinions

  • 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

Erik Synnestvedt has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks for trade publishers as well as for the Library of Congress Talking Books for the Blind program. They include The Day We Found the Universe by Marcia Bartusiak, A Game as Old as Empire edited by Steven Hiatt, and Twitter Power by Joel Comm.