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The Call of the Wild

Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"Call of the Wild" is the story of Buck, a magnificent dog who is stolen from his idyllic life and sold for use on a Yukon dogsled team. His travels are not only of a physical nature, as he learns hard discipline from men who must discipline their dog teams, but his own journey back to his primordial roots in the frozen tundra - the roots of wolf. This amazing story of transformation is beautifully written and provides a glimpse of the hard life in the Yukon Territory during the 1900s.

©public domain (P)2018 AB Books

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  • Kristine Haywood
  • 12-02-2020

Terrible Narration

Mispronunciations, zero pauses (even between chapters), and a voice that attempts to sound like the suspenseful movie trailer guy through the whole story; this is not “The Call of the Wild” I remember. I was looking for a quick listen before the movie release to refresh my memory. Unfortunately I was driving when I started and just had to let it play. I do not recommend this version.

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  • Thor-Rune
  • 31-03-2019

Classic story from the perspective of the dog

But nothing fantastical, everything believable, and a great story told with a deep rumbling voice.

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  • Theresa
  • 30-04-2020

Narration or news report?

The story was fine. But the narration, not so much. It sounded like a news report. No expression. Just flat.

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  • Ted
  • 26-02-2020

Very poor reader

This guy mispronounces so many words that it’s a major distraction. I strongly recommend against buying this version.

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  • Erica
  • 20-02-2020

Terrible narration

I LOVE Call of the Wild, and decided to listen to the audiobook before seeing the new movie. Wow. Two minutes in and I couldn’t listen anymore. 😕

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  • Michelle Bureau
  • 30-01-2020

Fantastic Story, wish it had a better narrator

Call of the Wild is one of my favorite books, and with the new movie coming out, I picked this up for $0.65. the story is still as strong as ever, but the narrator was a bit stiff. it was worth the less than a dollar I paid for it, but this is a tale that needs a more robust narrator. I highly recommend this book, but I'm sure there are better recording out there of it!

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  • rchriste
  • 15-01-2020

A classic for a reason

Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. The riveting tale of a dog, weathering variuos human encounters until discoverig his wolfish ancestry. Biology, understood and made inescapable.

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  • Ryann Voss
  • 18-12-2019

Great!

I didn't think I'd care for this story, but it only forty-seven cents, so I figured I had nothing much to lose. But it was actually really good, it held my interest, and I enjoy the narrator's voice (I've listened to three books read by him now, and he's my favorite so far!). Viva Buck!!!!!

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  • Humburger
  • 13-10-2020

Wonderful story ruined by narrator.

This was one of the most painful listens. Is it so difficult to find a narrator who sounds human? I think not. I have heard narrators who have improved mediocre tales. If this were the only option for the audio version, I would definitely recommend the paper book.

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  • Robert A. Hill
  • 14-06-2020

Classic story every boy must read

The reader mispronounced a lot of words. I enjoyed nevertheless. And the price was right. Thanks, Audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-2019

Dated Narration but Good Story

At first the narrator seems to be a bit am dram but you get used to his voice. story is great.