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  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (212 ratings)

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The Call of the Wild

By: Jack London
Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
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Publisher's Summary

Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black) delivers a stirring performance of Jack London’s fierce yet tender tale of loyalty between man and beast, told from the point of view of a dog.   

The Call of the Wild remains one of London’s best-loved novels, often regarded as the crowning masterpiece of a writer whose enduring popularity and prolific output hold a unique place in American literature.  

On its face, the novel is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his comfortable home on a California ranch and shipped to the frozen Yukon to be a trained as a sled dog. But this exhilarating tale of a canine hero’s fight for survival is in fact a vivid depiction of the great gold rush to the Klondike in 1897. Brutal and fierce on one hand, this iconic adventure story is also a heart-warming tale of the tenderness and loyalty between humans and animals, brilliantly told from the latter’s perspective.   

Narrator Schreiber, whose previous performance of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho has endeared him to listeners, brings a classic American tale to the ears - and hearts - of a new generation.    

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"Narrator Pablo Schreiber's pacing, tone, and timbre are spot-on as he delivers this often brutal story.... Schreiber narrates with exquisite restraint.... The narration is ably done and the adventure well served." (AudioFile)

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The man that created Steinbeck...

Tight, controlled, sparing, eloquent, and raw, Mr London, truly, was one of the best writers the world has seen and deserves and demands to be held in higher esteem.

Best lidtened to in one go, this book makes it difficult not to name your dog Buck.

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Great

Read as a young lad. Great listen. Eight more words required. Four more words now.

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Great

This story was the best story I have ever heard better than all the rest

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Excellent rendition of a wonderful story

Beautiful and delightful story of Buck, wonderfully recited. Highly recommend to those who haven't read.

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Awesome

Such a descriptive story which makes you fall in love with Buck and so glad he ends up where he belongs.

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I very much dislike the swearing!!!

Just in chapter three there were at least three or four swear words not five minutes between each other!!!I love the story of Call of The Wild this kind of story is right down my alley, but I had to turn it off!!!
This book is NOT clean, family friendly, or kid friendly for that matter!
Very disappointed!

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A "page turner" from start to finish.

I felt a part of the story. The narrator was very convincing playing the lead character. Bitter sweet.

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Great read, still visually amazing.

Really enjoyed listening, one of my earliest reads, Probably my ninth read, as a child found in my pop's garage. Could not put it down then. It was my first single read. I am always left with the image of the primal howl, even when I listened to it.

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Unreal!

Honestly one of the best books I have listened to. It’s short, doesn’t take long to get going and is excellent the whole way.

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a true classic

Short easy listen but so beautifully told. It is a classic for very good reason.

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