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"... there are times when silence is a poem." - John Fowles, the Magus ^(;,;)^
I absolutely love the prose of Jack London. I wonder exactly how many people have died, pulled North to the Wild by the romantic pen of Jack London. I finished a while back (Dietz's version) and was crying as I listened to it with my kids.
I've recently become interested in listening to several classics by different readers. London was one of the first I've done this with, but it worked well so he won't be the last.
John Lee gives a very solid reading of this classic. I think this is probably the superior audio of White Fang. While I like Dietz (and haven't done anything but sampled Thomley), Lee's reading is straight forward and easily managed at hyper-audio speeds (2.5x or faster). The only downside of a narration by Lee, is it is sort of like watching a movie with Kevin Bacon. They guy is everywhere and it is weird to hear his voice in so many places.
An avid reader, I was concerned that audiobooks would be more like 3rd grade reading circle and less like a performance. I was wrong. I only wish I had started sooner!
I would consider it so, yes. the narrator really brings the words to life, in a way I didn't think possible.
The Call of the Wild. the stories, and the point of view from which they are told, is unique and fascinating.
The first meeting between White Fang and the "Love Master" - no spoilers here, though
I did. This is the first novel as a child that I ever read, and listening to it tok me back to third grade, and the wonder I felt as I realized that a story - jut words, mind you, no pictures - could, really could, take me to another place.
This is a must-have in every library, and every Audible collection.
Courage to live
Weeden Scott, he has love for White Fang
All of them well performed by John Lee
When White Fang learned love.
I was encouraged by White Fang's way of vital living . He learned how to adjust his life with different masters and different circumstances.
This audio has white fang and a couple other short stories. Jack London is a great writer, he picks up the story at the perfect spot and end it at the perfect spot.
When Buck first heard the "voices" from deep in the woods and you understood what the book was about. It really touched that spot in you that makes you want to get way and back to nature.
try listening to it at 1.5x the speed, I think it adds to the performance, it makes it more suspenseful and puts more an urge or eagerness in the characters to fulfill their destiny.
Book is a classic and a gripping read.
Regarding Disney movie, White Fang. Movie is about a young man going to work his deceased fathers gold claim near Klondike Alaska.
Book is about a wolf's life, White Fang, and his great ability to adapt to the harsh, brutal, and deadly challenges of Nature and Man.
Although the movie performance and scenery are good, Disney sanitized the action and changed focus from a story about wolves to story about man.
The book is a classic and is a great read with your children. Skip the movie.
A beautifully written classic that shares the underlying thoughts and instincts that guide both man and beast. I quite often found myself talking to the wolf, cheering him on, and sighing with content as he finally found the love of his god/man. I only regret I waited so long to experience this beautiful tale!
Not necessarily better, just a different platform. We listened to this in the car while we are out and about, and the kids really enjoyed it.
Perhaps Call of the Wild.
White Fang saving his family at the end.
Life is too short to skip a great story, and ice cream.
A great book about survival, love and loyalty. I like Jack London's descriptive and poetic writing style; I will read more of his work. The narration performance was great by John Lee; his deep voice is well suited for this story of the wild. A wonderful American literature that's worth reading (or listening in my case) over and over again.
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