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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (27,232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack London, Jonathan Kent Narrator: Jonathan Kent Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400178889
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White Fang is the story of a wild dog’s journey toward becoming civilized in the Canadian territory of Yukon during the Klondike gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to Jack London’s best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which concerns a kidnapped civilized dog turning into a wild wolf. The book is characteristic of London’s precise prose style and his innovative use of voice and perspective. Much of the novel is written from the viewpoint of the animals, allowing London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of supposedly civilized humans. The book also explores such complex themes as morality and redemption.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “London’s novel portrays the interior life of mistreated part-wolf White Fang while exploring the fundamental nature of wild animals and the brutality inherent in vast Alaskan landscapes and inside men’s hearts.”

    School Library Journal

  • “London tells the story of a wolf-dog who endures great cruelty before he comes to know human kindness.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/15/2014

    " another classic i felt i had to read. This was really good at time and worse at others. Also, don't read it before bed, I had a nightmare about a wolf puppy attacking me while I tried to love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haythem Bastawy | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed it, and learned a lot about arctic dogs, wolves and wild life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 H R Koelling | 2/8/2014

    " Hadn't read these novelettes since high school and I was amazed at how well Jack London wrote. The stories don't seemed outdated at all. Great imagery and really in-depth character development. He was a true master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Jackson | 2/7/2014

    " Took forever for me to have time to finish all of this but we loved it. The descriptiveness and clarity used had an entrancing effect on me as stories of my childhood. I loved it. My daughter (10) also kept asking for more every night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/4/2014

    " Totally cried as a child reading this book. Still a classic and one of my favorites! Well the library card in the back says I took this back in '98. Thanks Canonsburg Public Library.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. | 2/4/2014

    " These books involve animal cruelty and animal compassion by humans. In both stories, nature and animals are powerfully connected, and you will leave these books feeling you understand dogs firsthand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kindlebug | 1/31/2014

    " Great story, although a little brutal in places with the poor treatment of White Fang. I've read a few books which attempt to convey the world through the eyes of an animal, and this is one of the best. Not what I was expecting, but a thoroughly good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Hawkins | 1/28/2014

    " I thought it was a very good book very eye-opening and i really enjoyed reading it. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'judy | 1/27/2014

    " there are reasons why certain books and authors become "classic". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlin | 1/24/2014

    " My favorite London, even better than Call of the Wild. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samuel | 1/20/2014

    " White Fang and The Call of the Wild are my favorite of wilderness books. We can definitely learn a lot about the reactions of animals in what we do to them so we can learn to be more civilized if need be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 cait | 1/8/2014

    " Didn't "get" it. I'm afraid I prefer Jack London's quotes on writing to his view of the dog life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kobe | 1/6/2014

    " This was a great book. You should read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikaela | 1/6/2014

    " my dad suggested these books to me, i like how it was written from the dog's point of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 keatssycamore | 1/5/2014

    " Dogs are good people too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle Cooper | 1/1/2014

    " I am a little confused because of the way they speak... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/1/2014

    " I read this when I was young, and have memories of loving both of the books. Probably one of my favorite books growing up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 12/27/2013

    " i learned those who are nice become big and succesful. But those who are not have bad fate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbie Dungan | 12/19/2013

    " These are two of the best. Must-reads in my opinion, J. London was a genius and master of communication. "

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

    " One of my all time favorite books! This is one of those stories you can read over and over and never get tired of. If you haven't already read it, I definitely recommend it! It's a must-read. ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Larsen | 12/6/2013

    " IT was great to re-read this book. Hadn't read it since I was a teenager. I love the writing style of Jack London. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anittah | 8/16/2013

    " I think I was in fifth grade when I read this? Didn't like it then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika Booms | 6/29/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly James | 6/27/2013

    " uhmm i thought this book was a string of adventure nearly the whole way through and thats what made it more of an interesting read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iain | 6/8/2013

    " Read both as a child and liked them, but now it's time to re-read as I don't remember much at all. "

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

    " really like his stories and style of writing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shawna | 10/21/2012

    " Read in about the 5th grade at school. I remember strong feelings about not liking this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monderwa | 9/25/2012

    " The story was surprisingly captivating, especially because I was bored the few 20 odd pages. Remarkable that a story from the viewpoint of a wolf can be so entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 9/1/2012

    " Interesting to see the world through the eyes of a wolf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Boyd | 8/25/2012

    " I read these books back in early high school 9th grade I think. Very good, I love stories with dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 8/5/2012

    " First book I've read which seemed to be credibly from an animal's perspective - except I'm pretty sure animals do not recognise white people as superior to Native Americans. Awkward outdated racism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 7/5/2012

    " That's a literal "it was okay" two stars. I didn't care for the voice and perspective of the whole thing. And the social theories seemed overly heavy-handed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karey | 5/30/2012

    " My fifth grade teacher read White Fang aloud to our class way back in 1971. I was mesmerized by London's language and the images he conjured up in my mind. I read Call of the Wild later and decided then and there that Jack London was up there on my favorite authors list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karissa | 5/26/2012

    " One of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelo Leonardos | 2/3/2012

    " Some parts are really good and some parts are boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Gaston | 1/1/2012

    " Storyline can be boring and really only picks up in the end. Also, for any highschooler reading it, keep a dictionary on hand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magila | 11/23/2011

    " alaskan frontier, awesome. just awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Lu | 10/28/2011

    " Better than Call of the Wild. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Uno | 10/15/2011

    " Hah read that book in the 6th grade! good story I'm still not quite sure why it was required... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Uno | 10/9/2011

    " Hah read that book in the 6th grade! good story I'm still not quite sure why it was required... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Brady | 8/23/2011

    " One of my favorite books of all time. It really helped set the fire in my heart for reading. It made me do a lot of self reflection and made me realize reading was amazing. Thanks to Jack London for making my childhood better through reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'judy | 8/21/2011

    " there are reasons why certain books and authors become "classic". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 8/12/2011

    " I loved this book when I was younger. As an animal lover (especially dogs!) I love when animals are the main characters of the story. Jack London did a great job of going into the mind of Buck and his transition from a housepet to a strong, rough, brave wild dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Larsen | 7/29/2011

    " IT was great to re-read this book. Hadn't read it since I was a teenager. I love the writing style of Jack London. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Uno | 6/7/2011

    " Hah read that book in the 6th grade! good story I'm still not quite sure why it was required... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anittah | 4/23/2011

    " I think I was in fifth grade when I read this? Didn't like it then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/27/2011

    " Read White Fang this year, which was the worst of any of the stories of his I've read, but notable for its masculinist author using the word puppypack. CotW is good, though, and The Sea-Wolf is awesome. A classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/13/2011

    " If you've never read much of Jack London this edition is super. It has all his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/5/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this. It's very violent and dark - not my thing at all. Well written, to be sure, but the content was insurmountable in my mind and kept me from enjoying this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clifford | 12/6/2010

    " What can you say about these writings that has not already been said? If you have not read Jack London do yourself a huge favor and do so as soon as possible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcelo | 12/26/2009

    " jack london me faz pensar que merda eu ainda faço enfiado num apartamento no meio de uma cidadezinha de merda enquanto tem um mundo imenso e bizarro a minha espera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roman | 12/24/2009

    " I raely just read call of the wild.It Is about a large dog named buck and his fight for survival.In the book he is stolen and becomes a sled dog he quickly gets used to it and becomes a leader.I thought it was a great book and if you like survival and adventure books you will like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 1/31/2009

    " OFTEN OVERLOOKED AS A 'CONTEMPORARY' WRITER - HIS STORIES ARE AS GOOD AS ANY CURRENT BESTSELLER BY FAR! CHECK OUT SOME OF JACK'S STUFF! "

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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

Jonathan Kent is a published narrator of children’s books. Some of his narrated works include Aesop’s Fables, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and White Fang.