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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.
In this book we learn what happened to the descendants of the dog that became a wolf. We see that one of them had a litter of pups and that is where the story really picks up. What the author doesn’t do is stick to the true lines of a wolf mating for life. In the end it’s a good story with the one pup ending back up in California where its domesticated to a point which is good for all.
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A good story about the life of a wolf/dog, from the viewpoint of the dog.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
“White Fang” is one of two famous works by Jack London. London writes an entertaining story about a mostly wild wolf that becomes a domesticate pet of an American geologist who visits Alaska and returns to California.
A criticism of the story is its similarity to “Call of the Wild” which involves an abused domesticate dog that is born in California, stolen by an abusive thief, and released in Alaska. London is an outstanding wordsmith that draws a reader into “White Fang”; despite its aura of a twice told tale. Both dogs in London’s two tales grow to be ferocious fighters; adopted by abusive owners that use dogs in a fight-to-the-death betting’ sport.
“White Fang” is a sweet adventure but not quite as emotion laden as “Call of the Wild”. London offers a compelling description of Alaska’s wild and its relationship with meat-trail winners and losers.
I love Jack London's unique narrative style. The principal character is a wolf, and you are able to live the history thru his eyes. Jack is able to "think" like a wolf would do. Also he transports you to foreign places. The history also is very good. Great time with this Audie.
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