• The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Roger Dressler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)

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The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)

By: Jack London
Narrated by: Roger Dressler
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Publisher's Summary

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

 In this classic American adventure, Jack London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness - and the pull of instinct - through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. London drew on his own experiences as a prospector in the Canadian wilderness, as well as the philosophies of Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche, for this enduring tale of survival.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Call of the Wild, this edition of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A Classic

What made the experience of listening to The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition) the most enjoyable?

My family shared this experience while driving to Alaska and passing through the towns mentioned in the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Call of the Wild (AmazonClassics Edition)?

We discussed the book with our children each night. I was wonderful to hear them retell the day's chapters and learn their thoughts on the characters and story.

What about Roger Dressler’s performance did you like?

Mr. Dressler provided great talent to bring voice and human thought to animals.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A life full of love and sorrow leading to a live well lived.

Any additional comments?

Listening to this book as a family will make our vacation even more memorable.

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First time reading this book

I can honestly say I cried. Several times. The cruelty, the passion, and the sheer animosity of this book were overwhelming, but it was a journey. It’s such an amazing story about how life will beat you down and make you strong, and the light of hope at the end has brought me to tears once again. It’s everything I could want in a book and then some.

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Wow, never saw it coming!!

If you are dog lover, beware...this book will make you want to jump back in time and take care of some problems Buck had to face.

This would be awesome book for a day of travels. You can share it with your kids! NO BAD LANGUAGE...NONE...NO SEXUAL CONTENT!

Truly enjoyable adventure with Buck and his roommates!

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Classic

I am 73, and have not read this in more than sixty years. it is still the classic story. The story from a dog's version......feelings, caring, protection, and desires, makes one adhere to the dog and his adventures. Loved it, again!

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kind of silly

What starts as a dog's adventure story veers into an over-the-top super hero tale. Too much. The narrator is fine.

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Great narrator

Roger Dressler is exactly the kind of person you want to narrate this story with his deep gravelly voice!

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Great read.

Loved it. The vice have way to life of the story. Enjoy the book as I did.

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best intelligence read

Interesting dogs point of view.Well written. Great thinking read. Will test your vocabulary knowledge.

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Fantastic classic with great narration!

A truly great classic, brought to life by a skilled narrator! could not stop listening and finished it in just a few hours longer than the length of the book. (I was so rudely interrupted by my doctors appointment).

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Wonderful writing and narration

This is the story of a wonderful dog who was passed from hand to hand. It is heart wrenching to listen to the cruelty of man, yet the spirit of this brave dog overcame every challenge.