Jack London's masterpiece, tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.
Jack London's masterpiece tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.
"the song of the pack or the call of the wild?"
A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team's leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.
"Yay! London As Read By Lee!"
This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled dog. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey that ends with his becoming the legendary leader of a wolf pack. Generally considered to be London’s greatest achievement, The Call of the Wild brought Jack London international acclaim when it was published.
"Good book, but tear jerking as a funeral"
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.
"A story for the ages!"
"Amazing reading and writing."
This great northern adventure of cunning, endurance and survival tells of the Klondike Gold Rush days through the eyes of a very special dog. Raised as the top dog on a California ranch, Buck lives a good life until he is stolen away one night and sold as a sled dog. Buck's trials in the Far North explore both the cruelty and kindness of man. His tale of determination, strength, and loyalty is a timeless classic for the whole family.
Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.
"Well Narrated, Great Story!"
In 1897 Buck, a shepherd dog, is kidnapped and shipped to the Klondike gold fields. Pressed into service as a sled dog, Buck is abused by humans and tormented by the other dogs - until he learns "the law of club and fang." Along with the skills Buck needs to survive - how to keep warm in the frozen land, the ability to scent dangerous weather changes, and how to fight ferociously - he learns the song of the wolves and the powerful attraction it exerts.
The Call of the Wild is one of the most powerful dog stories ever told, the story of Buck, a dog born to luxury but stolen and sold as a sled dog. Buck is a proud dog who escapes captivity and rises magnificently above all his enemies to become one of the most feared and admired dog in the North.
Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic tale, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature. Now in unabridged form in a new reading by William Roberts
"Bill Roberts is the best."
The Call of the Wild is a tale of instincts and wilderness, man and wild, work and loyalty. Written and published by Jack London in the early 1900s, the novel has become one of the pinnacles of American literature, as it details the sheer willpower and stamina at the heart of the country during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. The main character is a large dog named Buck who is stolen and sold to dog traders where he is forced to work during the madness that is the Gold Rush.
Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in remote Alaska suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.
"Maybe not really kinda true?"
Commonly considered to be Jack London's tour de force, The Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck, a domesticated dog ripped from a comfortable life when he is stolen from his home on a California ranch. Sold to a pair of men in Canada, Buck is trained as a sled dog in cold wilderness of the Klondike region. However, Buck's ordeal has only begun, as he is forced to learn how to overcome both in the brutal conditions and as the primal social facets as a member of a dog sled pack.
"I loved it again."
"Great Adventure Story"
The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th century Klondike Gold Rush, where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The novella details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild.
When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs – big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life – how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow... and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.
The memorable story of an amazing dog caught up in the Alaskan Gold Rush. Buck is much bigger and stronger than the other dogs. But he wasn't born to the savage life of the Alaskan frontier. Is is too late for him to learn the "law of club and fang"? Can he survive the bitter weather, a vicious rival, and the deadly mistakes of his bungling owners?
A tidewater dog named Buck is stolen from his original owner and catapulted into an arena of bad men and dogs during the gold rush in northern Alaska. "Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing", and thus begins the start of hardship, mistreatment, and the will to survive. Toughening, maddening, and overcoming are the hallmarks of this great classic. Don't miss it.
The Call of the Wild, written in 1903, brought Jack London to the world's attention. It is the story of Buck, part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd dog, who shows the strengths of both breeds when he is stolen and sold off as a sled dog in the Yukon during the gold rush. It is a heartfelt story that appeals to both children and adults.