The Call of the Wild, Jack London
  • $6.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor

Unabridged: 3 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 08/04/2008

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

Buck lives a content life. Half St. Bernard, half shepherd, he is top dog on a California ranch. But the gold rush in the Klondike has produced an enormous demand for sled dogs, so when a gardener at the ranch needs to pay off a gambling debt, stealing and selling Buck is a quick way to do it. Having never been mistreated, Buck soon learns that man can be the cruelest animal. He is whipped, beaten, and caged, but never broken. Confronted by the law of survival, Buck learns to fight, steal, and pull a sled. He takes pride in his new strength and ferocity. Buck manages to escape this life of abuse and learns to love a new master more than his own life. He gradually discovers the skills of his forbears and finds his home in the primordial forest—eventually, Buck cannot resist the call of the wild. This classic book brings out the true spirit of the gold rush days at the turn of the last century. It portrays the brutality, kindness, love, and folly that Jack London experienced first-hand during his time in the far north. The Call of the Wild was his first successful book, and it catapulted him to literary fame.

Recommended

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise s...

Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Published: 11/07/2017

Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident
Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident
by Ridley Pearson

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the stirring digital prequel to the Lock and Key series, which reimagines the origins of the rivalry between Sherlock H...

Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 08/23/2016

Mortal Engines: Book 1
Mortal Engines: Book 1
by Philip Reeve

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from t...

Narrator: Barnaby Edwards
Published: 10/31/2017

Number the Stars
Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denma...

Narrator: Blair Brown
Published: 01/06/2004

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
by Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney's highly anticipated sequel to his #1 New York Times best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles Greg Heffley's creative efforts to dodge middle school hazards, dazzle the girls, avoid talent shows, and-above all-guard his embarrassing ...

Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Published: 02/13/2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

Acclaimed debut author Jeff Kinney brilliantly re-creates the typical humor and logic of middle school boys sidling into adolescence. Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning par...

Narrator: Ramon De Ocampo
Published: 03/03/2008

Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection
Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection
by Victoria Kann

Stay tuned for a brand-new show coming in winter 2018 to PBS Kids: Pinkalicious & Peterrific!Pinkalicious has fun, fun, fun in all six books in Pinkalicious: The Pinkamazing Storybook Collection—and her readers will, too. Pinkaliciou...

Narrator: Eliana Shaskan
Published: 04/23/2013

Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk
Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk
by Angie Sage

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with vi...

Narrator: Allan Corduner
Published: 03/15/2005

The False Prince
The False Prince
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Three orphans are recruited ...

Narrator: Charlie McWade
Published: 04/01/2012
{"id":"241015","ean":"9781400178537","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Call of the Wild","subtitle":"","author":"Jack London","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Patrick Lawlor","ubr_id":"241015","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"11.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"7.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Patrick Lawlor","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 3 hr 19 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}