I was sold on the title. I kind of knew what was going to happen and I just wanted to see how Mark Roeder was going to do it.
Jack London's performance didn't provide identifying voice changes for the characters, so it was difficult to know who was talking in a conversation. When the point of view changed, there wasn't a sufficient pause to register the transition. One almost had to be reading along with the book to properly follow the story.
Another thing that threw me off was Jack London's Canadian accent. It didn't sound like a person from Indiana.
Finally, it sounded like the characters were in fourth grade rather than eleventh grade (or junior year in high school, if you'd rather).
I would assume that this was Jack London's first narrating session and I apologize for being so critical of his performance. Hopefully he will do better on his next reading.
There was also a problem with the recording itself. The recording started six pages into the story in the middle of a scene. I reported it to Audible (Selena B) and it should be corrected eventually.
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