Grand musical themes with flowing melodies and dynamic rhythms support the story. Intense, stunning atmospheres of dark, sonic textures abound. Drums and percussion fill the background as rich, symphonic movements rise and fall, teleporting the audience to a foreign yet strangely familiar land. A compelling and captivating listening experience, both dramatic and introspective...and ultimately inescapable!
Audible seems to have made a mistake in listing this as abridged. I've listened along with the free Kindle ebook and can confirm that it is in fact completely unabridged.
This is one of Jack London's darkest tales, it's even been anthologized in a number of horror story anthologies. Like many of his stories it involves a man struggling to survive, but this time instead of struggling against the uncaring brutality of Nature, our hero is fighting against the cruel brutality of Man. The protagonist is a prisoner of a barbaric Indian tribe who are savagely torturing their prisoners to death one by one. While the man awaits his turn he has only his wits to use to avoid his horrible fate.
The narration is superb. There is some background music that lends atmosphere such as tribal drums which some people may not care for. Listen to the sample and decide for yourself. I personally believe it enhances the immersive experience.