The writing: London's narration renders the cognitive and and emotional processes propelling White Fang through his experience of the wild and captivity relatable—and even endearing—without over-anthropomorphizing the animal protagonist.
The performance: Lee's intonation and pacing seem to enhance the sense of wonder that pervades the writing. His impersonation of the story's human characters through their spoken dialogue was consistent and diverse, yet reserved and not jarringly campy.
I especially enjoyed White Fang's initial exploration beyond the walls of Kiche's den. The tactile description of the cub's introduction to the physical world—everything from gravity and momentum, to water, to the predator-prey dynamic—was imaginative, immersive and, at times, surprising in the novelty of its perspective.
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