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The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Roger Dressler
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Featured title on PBS’s The Great American Read in 2018

In this classic American adventure, Jack London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness - and the pull of instinct - through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. Stolen from his comfortable life in California, Buck is sold into service as a sled dog during the Klondike Gold Rush, where returning to his primordial nature is the only way for him to survive.

London drew on his own experiences as a prospector in the Canadian wilderness, as well as the philosophies of Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche, for this enduring tale of survival.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Call of the Wild, this edition of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • smartshopper
  • 21-08-2017

A Classic

What made the experience of listening to The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) the most enjoyable?

My family shared this experience while driving to Alaska and passing through the towns mentioned in the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)?

We discussed the book with our children each night. I was wonderful to hear them retell the day's chapters and learn their thoughts on the characters and story.

What about Roger Dressler’s performance did you like?

Mr. Dressler provided great talent to bring voice and human thought to animals.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A life full of love and sorrow leading to a live well lived.

Any additional comments?

Listening to this book as a family will make our vacation even more memorable.

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  • escoocoo
  • 24-01-2019

GREAT!!

This title is so well known, a household name even, and I think I probably have read it before many years ago, but am not even sure(!) because none of it sounds familiar! I’ve had it in my Kindle Unlimited Library for awhile and, for some reason, have been hesitant to listen to it. Because I guess I didn’t realize what an enormously terrific book it truly is. Wow! Great narrator too, by the way. I simply enjoyed everything about this relatively short but very powerful and captivating story.

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  • christian baeza
  • 20-12-2018

So glad I read this!

A story through the eyes of a dog that becomes in tune with his inner wild calling. It describes heartache, pain, love, courage and finding and becoming your true self. I cried many times during this story. If you are a dog lover than this is a must read!!!

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  • SJR
  • 24-09-2018

Such a good book!I love it☺💖💗

I love this book so much such a good book five stars💖 i love Jack London's books!

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  • smarmer
  • 22-02-2018

One of those books I skipped in High School

Jack London was, during his lifetime, one of the best selling authors ever. This is one of his classic stories. Buck, the dog, could have been brought up by Ayn Rand.

Glad I read this classic.