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The Call of the Wild Audiobook

The Call of the Wild

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The Call of the Wild takes the listener on an epic adventure during the Klondike Gold Rush during the 1890s. Buck, a four-year-old St. Bernard and Scotch sheppard crossbreed, is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. Then he is kidnapped and shipped to the cold bleakness of the Arctic to work with Klondike gold miners. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that tells the tale of his unbreakable spirit.

Public Domain (P)2016 Bill Lord

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    Charles 04-25-16
    Charles 04-25-16

    Charles

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    "A story for the ages!"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    This book was a very fast listen. This is not the typical type of book that I would read. That being said, this was a great listen. The narrator really brought life to the story, it was like I was there watching everything happen. Bill Lord just has the best voice for this type of book.

    This is a true adventure book, I wanted to know what was going to happen to Buck. From the first minutes, I got attached to him. There were so many different elements and settings in the story that I was almost always on the edge of my seat. There was always something new going on and never really a dull moment.

    The narrator brought a great voice to the story and made it an enjoyable listen. This book is great for a younger audience as well as an older on. I can see this being a story for the ages. I really enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-19-16
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 04-19-16 Member Since 2016

    Mid 60's Male. 9,800 Kindle books, close to 500 Audible books with 200 reviews. Over 1000 Helpful votes for reviews on Amazon.

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    What made the experience of listening to The Call of the Wild the most enjoyable?

    A remarkable classic by Jack London.


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

    The ill treatment of the dogs as they are transported and trained. No matter how many times I read The Call of the Wild that's what stays with me. Then the eventual contact with John Thornton. London transforms the dogs into beings with human traits.


    Which character – as performed by Bill Lord – was your favorite?

    Buck. There are many audio versions of this work. The narrator, Bill Lord does an outstanding job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Call of the Wild... duh!


    Any additional comments?

    I truly enjoyed the narration of this edition.

    Thank you for letting me hear this work.

    Outstanding.story, narration and production.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Call of the Wild."

    I remember reading this when I was younger and not really liking it, I think it was the ill treatment of the dogs that I didn't like, but overall I thought the book was boring. Well, my feelings were the same now as they were then. I hated the ill treatment but could understand the book as a whole better now then when I was younger, but I still found it a little boring. That's my personal feelings though and maybe it didn't help that the last few books I've read where non stop action and adventure!! Lol.

    Anyway, despite not loving it, I did love the message of loyalty, devotion, survival, unbreakable spirit and love. Poor Buck, it's impossible not to love him but his life was so hard and I hated seeing the hardship he had to endure!! Being a sled dog is hard but being one back then was death!

    In all, I'm glad I listened to this. I do think his White Fang book is much better but I'd still recommend this. It's a classic after all.

    I had no issue with Bill Lords performance. He is clear and easy to follow and really gave his all.

    *I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susaw Lynn, MA United States 07-20-16
    Susaw Lynn, MA United States 07-20-16
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    "Listening to this book was so enjoyable!"

    Like most people I had read this book as a child but didn't fully appreciate the story until I read it again a few years ago.

    I enjoyed the book so much that when I saw it available in an audible format I wanted to get it.

    I admit I was a little reluctant only because other books I had purchased in audible form were...idk...boring? I mean the voice was not very expressive and so slow. Geez it took forget to get through a book.

    Not the case with this book narrated by Bill Lord. He has an extremely expressive and pleasing voice. The narration painted a captivating picture better than my imagination had when I had previously read the book. Seriously, it was like watching a movie with my ears.

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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "One Of The Great Classics"

    I had never read this classic tale. I had only seen the old black and white Clark Gable movie. When I happened upon the audio book, I picked it up because I was both surprised and curious at its length. It is only 2.5 hours unabridged. I thought it would have been longer. I know every novel goes through a good or bad transformation when it becomes a movie. Things tend to unexpectedly change when a book becomes a movie.and this book was no exception. I did enjoy the Clark Gable movie from long ago, but I also really enjoyed the original written words of Jack London.

    I also enjoyed the narration of Bill Lord. He does a great job with the material. The bottom line is this is a great classic. If you are in the mood for an audio version of a great classic, you can’t go wrong with “The Call Of The Wild.”

    Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Junior 05-01-16
    Junior 05-01-16
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    "A Gripping Story Told in Marvelous Prose"

    Bill Lord does an excellent job in the narration of Jack London's story. His narration brings to life the tour de force that is Jack London's story telling and writing, and carries the listener along effortlessly through Buck's harrowing adventures.

    This audio book was provided by Bill Lord at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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