The Call of the Wild

  • by Jack London
  • Narrated by Alan Munro
  • 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack London's masterpiece, tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.

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put together from a library of recorded words

I remember this to be a great story, however I couldn't even get through the first chapter as the "reading" was so terrible. A computer has put recorded words in the right order, however there is no flow or intonation and its is unpleasant to listen to as a result. Don't waste your money.
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- chloeT

A stunning wild classic

What made the experience of listening to The Call of the Wild the most enjoyable?

Overall a good presentation and easy to listen to. This is a short classic which perhaps would have fitted into a young adult genre, had that existed when it was published in the early 1900s.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Buck and John Thornton are both favourites. The dog Buck is a wonderful character and the story written from his perspective is beautiful. Yes harsh at times but the reality of life at that time. Not over the top in its depiction of brutality so suitable for all including devoted dog owners such as myself! John Thornton is a kind man in amongst others who are not. All dog lovers can appreciate the bond between man and beloved pooch.


What about Alan Munro’s performance did you like?

A good performance by Alan Munro. I had to keep my iPad closer to me whilst listening than usual as the presentation is slightly quieter than others from audible. Only a minor criticism though.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no! I wanted to savour it! The language is stunning.


Any additional comments?

Jack London is an author I will explore more. His writing is beautiful. Classic literature at its best and easily understood. Thoroughly recommended.

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- janien

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2014
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media