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White Fang Audiobook

White Fang

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Publisher's Summary

In the desolate, frozen northwest of Canada, a lone wolf fights a heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang?

(P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 04-10-13
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 04-10-13

    I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^

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    "Not just for my Kids or my Youth"

    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.

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer EAST PALATKA, FL, US 11-01-12
    Amazon Customer EAST PALATKA, FL, US 11-01-12

    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!

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    "Top-rate story and storytelling"
    Would you consider the audio edition of White Fang to be better than the print version?

    I would consider it so, yes. the narrator really brings the words to life, in a way I didn't think possible.


    What other book might you compare White Fang to and why?

    The Call of the Wild. the stories, and the point of view from which they are told, is unique and fascinating.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first meeting between White Fang and the "Love Master" - no spoilers here, though


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must-have in every library, and every Audible collection.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 08-14-15
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 08-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Who's the animal: Man or Wolf?"

    This story is considered a classic for good reasons. Published over a century ago, the story remains timeless. It also offers glimpse into the past, as Jack London's descriptions of northern life, and in particular the life of First Nations people at the time, is fairly accurate from all accounts.

    It refreshing to see how a masterful author can handle cruelty and violence without resulting to the usual graphic descriptions of today. Make no mistake, this is a story about a wolf cub at a time when society was much less predisposed to kindness. It stands to reason this story doesn't follow a Disney like pattern.

    What the story does so well, however, is to illustrate the cruelty of certain men. This cruelty stands side by side in comparison to the supposed cruelty of the wolf, which is judged negatively at every turn by "civilized man". It does provide good food for thought.

    John Lee did an excellent job. Even if you've read the book, it's worth listening to the audio book just for the performance. If you're not familiar with the story, then I can only mention that this really is a "must read" novel. You won't be disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Galt 07-25-08
    John Galt 07-25-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Great reading"

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. I own a few audio versions and this is by far the best. Very well done.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Asako MOUNT KISCO, NY, United States 11-26-12
    Asako MOUNT KISCO, NY, United States 11-26-12
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    "The fate of domesticated wolf that inducs pathos"
    If you could sum up White Fang in three words, what would they be?

    Courage to live


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Weeden Scott, he has love for White Fang


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

    All of them well performed by John Lee


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When White Fang learned love.


    Any additional comments?

    I was encouraged by White Fang's way of vital living . He learned how to adjust his life with different masters and different circumstances.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Loren 08-29-16
    Loren 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WORTH YOUR TIME!"

    This story is amazing. The narration is flawless, and Mr. Lee's voice is a perfect fit for this book. You WON'T be disappointed!

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    judy eisen 08-22-16
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    "A tribute to our wild friends"

    Jack London writes a beautiful story of the connection between a wild animal and man. The novel is touching and exciting.

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    Amazon Customer Houston 07-28-16
    Amazon Customer Houston 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Glad I read it"

    A classic so I wanted to read it but didn't love it. A ruff and brutal story with great description of a wolfs life in the Yukon. He lived with Indians, a brutal white man and others but the story is always how the wolf sees things and about life in the wild.

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    Julia Goebel 07-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "classic"

    Love it as the classic it is and loved the reader! I will most likely listen to it again.

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    Kevin 06-20-16
    Kevin 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Great One"

    I didn't read Jack London earlier in my life...now I wish I had. He is truly one of the great ones. Makes me want to love on my dog more.

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