Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.
Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
In my quest to fill in the gaps of my unread classics, this is another book completed. I didn't love it; a little too much animal cruelty and violence between animals. The kill or be killed, kill to eat and survive... I have never liked books written from an animals point of view and this is mostly told from 3/4 Wolf 1/4 dog - White Fang. That said, it was an interesting process as he moved from wild to tame, though a variety of owners and living situations. It's a fairly quick read, doesn't cost much and was glad I read. Probably an older boy book, with some discussion on why people and animals turn out like they do and how White Fang evolves because of his treatment.
I love that it comes from the dogs point of view.
When his final owner saves him from the "beast"
Tom does a great job in making all the characters accents and voices. You can really get the feeling and the idea of all the different people that are involved.
Life is tough when you're part wolf And they know it
London found a surprisingly good forum to demonstrate his psychological insight, and I believe that my own insights are expanded from having listened to this audiobook. My only complaint is that it ends somewhat abruptly and inconclusively.
I didn't really know what to expect. But, I thoroughly enjoyed story. The author paints colorful, well-written scenes. The language, emotions, and events are very engaging.
Another London classic, really gets inside the animal mind and his attention to detail is at his highest level here.
Yes. Great story, well written, good pace and well narrated. A worthy read!
I wasn't quite sure of what to expect before starting. Soon after starting it was clear that it was something very good. In my opinion, an excellent story, very well told. I was "hooked" till the end.
The first act of this book is fantastic, the besieged men, the creeping dread, the battle I was on the edge of my seat. Then the animal POV story begins and after an hour or so of that I just lost interest.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
I have read this book before but never listened to it. This was a great listen while working in the garden and doing my needlework.
This book is a companion piece to Call of the Wild in the fact that it tells the opposite story. The story of a wolf who survives hardship and misery only to experience love and trust in his later years.
All is told from the wolf's point of view and except for Black Beauty I have never read a better attempt than this.
Bob Thomley is a great narrator who reads with great emphasis and empathy.
White Fang lived such a harsh life and I really was pulling for him to overcome that and find peace.
I love this book!
I loved The Call of the Wild as a child but only came to this as an adult. I wasn't so sure about the rather pedestrian quality of the last chapters in California, but the early chapters, with their vivid rendering of animal psychology – translated into human terms but somehow without anthropomorphising the animals – are very good indeed. I enjoyed the wise, frontiersman quality of Bob Thornley's narration very much.
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