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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.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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  • PutNameHere
  • 25-06-2015

the song of the pack or the call of the wild?

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I remember reading Jack London's The Sea Wolf several years ago, which I think is his best book. Mr London is very good at describing scenes. This one is from the viewpoint of the dog (Buck). It is well written and a quick listen.

The narrator is very good except he's a little slow for me. I bumped the speed up to 1.5x which worked well and made the book even shorter.

I was a little surprised by the last phrase of the book "...which is the song of the pack.". Seems more fitting to have ended with "...which is the call of the wild." Anyway, it was a good story.

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  • Rusty
  • 13-12-2021

Disappointing Narration, Narrator

I love “The Call of the Wild” It’s a favorite of mine and have read it many times. But Mr Housman, the Narrator, is so bad at the narration , I can’t give it more than one star. He mispronounces many words such as the name “Manuel.” He drops his voice on key words ands phrases. A very bad performance. We shut it off.

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  • Gary Indiana
  • 16-02-2020

Very thought provoking book.,Great for tweens.

loved this book as a child and an adult. Great for tweens.. This book is amazing for it's realistic roots from the time period

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  • Riley O'Brien
  • 08-02-2020

New Favorite

I've experienced many books, but this one was, by far, the best. How can an author use a dog as a protagonist and appeal to the deepest sense of what makes us human? So impressed.

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  • happyjo
  • 15-12-2019

The call of the wild

This is an amazing book! All dog lovers should read it. While I experienced many emotions while reading this book, I am glad I did.

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  • JY
  • 01-06-2019

Just Fair

The narrator, John Lee, for White Fang adds more to the story than Peter Husman. Lee’s voice and inflections seem more in tune with the wild.

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  • yayamama06
  • 21-01-2019

Good book

I read this book for school. The story is amazing . I would suggest this book to anyone

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  • Corinne B.
  • 13-01-2019

Great book

Great book if you like my side of the mountain or Hatchet you will love this book a little sad but totally worth it

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  • SYP
  • 04-10-2018

Enjoyed story and narration

Worth listening to for adults and children, especially for dog lovers and those who love nature.

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  • Bob McLarty
  • 24-09-2018

great and moving story

I almost didn't purchase this book because it's an old story, but I am SO GLAD that I did. I loved it.

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  • Pauline Giles
  • 29-09-2018

Chistmas

Good old fashioned a story for Christmas or winter
Great thing to listen to today

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  • Sean Inglis
  • 24-12-2013

Pacy classic

I came to this after listening to a Radio 4 production of London's "The Sea Wolf" and, if I'm honest, because it turned up cheap.

Technically the recording isn't as clean as some others, but this really just adds to the vintage atmosphere.

There's a lot going on, many villains, a few heroes, and a lot of exposition from the dog's point of view.

If you're a dog lover, you'll have your dander up in a few places, but it's no spoiler to say that things will be settled to your satisfaction. As story that has a lot of period detail and vocabulary (obviously) but it doesn't feel dated.

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