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The Call of the Wild | [Jack London]

The Call of the Wild

A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.
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A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.

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    Kelly 09-17-12
    Kelly 09-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a lover of good stories, a mom, a wife, and an educator.

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    My son and I enjoyed this Audible version of the Call of the Wild very much. The narration was very well done. The story itself is one that captures the mind and heart, but I believe it especially speaks to young men. The progression of Buck's punishing experiences which lead him from being a pampered prince to King of the Wild, feared by men and respected by beasts, is something that appeals to the emerging man in every boy.

    For the sensitive child, this story may want to be "held" until about age 10-11. The abuse of animals and some violent fighting scenes may cause some difficulty for some.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolene Turnbow Sandy, Utah 03-24-15
    Nicolene Turnbow Sandy, Utah 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    I thought it was a great book. The person reading was great. I have listened to it like 3 times.

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    Paul M Anheier 01-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    For someone into the setting and subject matter, sure. And I'd recommend the narrator to anyone--excellent work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Call of the Wild?

    So many memorable moments to choose from in this book. Spitz and Buck's confrontation. Buck and John Thornton on the banks. Buck returning to Thornton's camp. For such a short story, London sure knew how to pack poignant moments in, especially with so many of them not coming across as totally cliche or overdone.

    And I'll admit that moving to a rather snow-less part of the country this year has me craving anything and everything related to the arctic right now, which almost certainly magnified my enjoyment of this book. But still, I'd be quick to recommend it, and I can see why so many were drawn to this book.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    It's a draw between Francois and Perrault. Lee's French accent is AMAZING.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Provence Houston 03-26-14
    C. Provence Houston 03-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I Am Glad I Have a Son and Listened with Him!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is never a book I would have read on my own. But since I have an 11 year old son, I thought he would enjoy it since he loves the show GoldRush and dogs. I think I loved it more than him! Jack London's writing is so beautiful. The narrater had such a great voice too. Listening to it was extremely relaxing. However, it was much more violent and sad than I anticipated. Although, it did not seem to bother my son much. I highly recommend this to everyone even those that normally enjoy chick lit!

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    Glenn Wong Los Angeles, CA United States 05-31-13
    Glenn Wong Los Angeles, CA United States 05-31-13
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    "Must Listen"
    What did you love best about The Call of the Wild?

    Well written. You can listen again and again. Thrilling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Buck


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Buck becoming who he really was


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Endearing


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    Aud 11-04-14
    Aud 11-04-14 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "good book"
    Would you try another book from Jack London and/or John Lee?

    sure


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    a bit sudden but ok


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee’s performances?

    definitely


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Call of the Wild?

    the second part where the cat got trapped and need rescue


    Any additional comments?

    over all it was a good book loved it

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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