Tales of the Fish Patrol is a collection of seven stories written by Jack London, and based on his teenaged experiences as an oyster pirate-turned-Fish Patrolman. London describes his entanglements with Chinese and Greek poachers with his trademark verve and narrative brilliance, as well as the area surrounding the San Francisco Bay. Jonathan Reese gives a stolid, measured performance that captures London's self-possessed masculinity in the face of some truly dangerous scenarios. Tales of the Fish Patrol is a thrilling account, and an intriguing snapshot of life in San Francisco in late 1800s, by one of America's great storytellers.
Placing us smack in the middle of San Francisco at the height of its most reckless days, Tales of the Fish Patrol is vintage Jack London, tales of adventure from a world-class raconteur.
©1923 Public Domain; (P)2008 Tantor
As are most of Jack London's books, this one didn't disappoint. The style of the reader however makes it difficult to fallow the story fluidly. He has a tenancy to read as though he is just reading a list of random sentences by vocalizing the last word of each sentence with the same tone and a long pause before beginning the next sentence.
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