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The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character of the novel is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California, when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization, and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. London spent almost a year in the Yukon, and his observations form much of the material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903 and was published a month later in book form. The book's great popularity and success made a reputation for London. As early as 1923, the story was adapted to film, and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations.

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An inspiration for Dogs and Humans.

Would you listen to The Call of the Wild again? Why?

Yes........ it is a classic for a reason, it is the kind of book that really is not written any more.As man conquers nature the wilderness is becoming more and more rare.

What other book might you compare The Call of the Wild to and why?

It is unique ................................... no book can be compared.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The first time................. he did a good job with the material.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes............................ it is a wonderful read

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Wow, Wow, Wow!

I remember reading this in junior high school. I loved it back then and have not read it since.
Sometimes you forget guess what a good book really is. This book is a classic for a reason Jack London had an excellent way of writing. I forgot how much I love Buck

Near Asian was great. Help bring the story to life

I'm very honored that I was chosen to read this book as a review copy and it reminded me of just how much I loved it.
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A wonderful book that I highly recommend

This is a wonderful book that I have read and reread many times since my childhood. The only thing that is really left for me to say is that the narration and production are exemplary I received this book from the author publisher or narrator at no cost to me, all opinions are my own.

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A Revisit To A Novel From My Youth..Loved It Then, Loved It Now

A dog, Alaska, and survival...from Buck’ POV...pulls on your heart strings...connects you to the life of a dog and the inhumanity that can take place in the treatment of animals.
I read this book in my youth and loved it..a time when books on dogs and horses were my mainstay...Call of The Wild still provides the wonder and appreciation for the written word as an adult.
The narrator did a great job..

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A great classic story!

I really liked Call of the Wild and am glad I finally got around to reading it. It’s quite unique in that it’s told from the perspective of a dog. The story is short but it has a strong start, is engaging and entertaining throughout, and has a satisfying finish. The narrator did a fantastic job with this book – this is a very professional narrator, someone who could easily take on any popular mainstream novel. Thank you to the author, the narrator, and audiobook boom for the complimentary copy of the book in exchange for this fair and unbiased review.

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A True Classic - The Call of the Wild

This is a timeless story and Stephen Paul Auldridge Jr. gave a flawless performance. A real treat to listen to.

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The Call of the Wild

I have read this amazing tale before and when I got a chance to listen to another narrator's version I went all in. I thought Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr. did a fantastic job of bringing the book to life and once again it captured my imagination masterfully.

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A great animal story

I received this book for an honest review.

I know this one is a classic and I already know it, but hearing/reading the story for yourself it's pretty good.

Jack London was one of the firsts I think to write about animal protagonist and that is pretty fresh.

The poor Buck went through all the hells imaginable and find it's way out on the wilderness, that's pretty cool.

This one should be a must for everyone, since they will see the perspective of a dog the most loyal companion to humans.

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A Classic Well Narrated

This was an excellent narration of a wonderful classic! I enjoyed the varied voices and emotion Mr. Aulridge gave the characters. He read at a nice pace and his voice was pleasant to listen to. This classic is always a pleasure to read and now to listen to.


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Timeless Book

The book is great! This story doesn't need any gadgets to be interesting. The story is told from the dogs perspective and that makes this a great classic book. I was at times worried for the dog, for the owner and for anyone who got close to the dog.

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