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  • Jack London

    Jack London's The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck's gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published. 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."To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer in the world," E. L. Doctorow wrote in The New York Times Book Review. Generally considered to be London's greatest achievement, The Call of the...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London’s The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck’s gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published.             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.             “To this day Jack London is the most widely read American writer...read more

  • Jack London

    This collection features a selection of classic short stories and poems by legendary Western authors Stephen Crane, Bret Harte, and Jack London. Stephen Crane "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" read by William Windom "The Black Riders" (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki "The Five White Mice" read by Arte Johnson "The Blue Hotel" read by Stefan Rudnicki "His New Mittens" read by Robert Forster "A Newspaper..." (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki "The Little Regiment" read by Stephen Hoye Bret Harte "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" read by William Windom "Mary's Album" (poem) read by Stefan Rudnicki "Brown of Calaveras" read by Stephen Hoye "The Society upon the Stanislaw" (poem) read by...read more

  • Jack London

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of this much-loved classic adventure about a dog named Buck. In Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, strong sled dogs were in high demand. Buck is stolen from his comfortable home in California 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. Sold to a group of inexperienced gold hunters, he is eventually saved by John Thornton, with whom he forms a deep bond. Exciting and action-packed, The Call of the Wild explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck...read more

  • Jack London

    The Call of the Wild is a novel by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush-a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild. London lived...read more

  • Jack London

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. En 1902, Jack London llegó a Londres con la intención de escribir un reportaje sobre el East End, la zona este de la ciudad, donde se hizo pasar por un vagabundo, con el fin de poder penetrar en el Abismo, tal como él lo llamaba. Su curiosidad le llevó a visitar los slums, los llamados barrios pobres de la ciudad, en donde se hacinaban cientos de personas en condiciones infrahumanas, mientras que las clases acomodadas se beneficiaban de la política colonial que el Imperio llevaba a cabo en sus colonias. London descubrió la extrema pobreza, la proliferación de los sin techo que dormían en los bancos de los parques, la desesperación de...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman, when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where, now calling himself ‘Jack’, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes for 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enroll, in...read more

  • Jack London

    John Griffith Chaney was born on January 12th, 1876 in San Francisco. His father, William Chaney, was living with Flora Wellman, when she became pregnant. Chaney insisted she have an abortion. Flora's response was to turn a gun on herself. Although her wounds were not severe the trauma made her temporarily deranged.In late 1876 his mother married John London and the young child was brought to live with them as they moved around the Bay area, eventually settling in Oakland where, now calling himself ‘Jack’, he completed grade school.Jack worked hard at several jobs, sometimes for 12-18 hours a day, but his dream was university. He studied hard and borrowed the money to enroll, in...read more

  • Jack London

    1.       “In order to face the constant danger of hurt and even of destruction...he became quicker of movement than the other dogs...more ferocious, and more intelligent. He had to become all these things, else he would not have held his own nor survived”. So writes Jack London of White Fang, the title character in one of his most well-known books. Through London’s tale, the listener will come to know the intriguing life of a wolf-dog from his birth in the wilds of arctic Yukon Territory to his end of days as a resident of a California estate. White Fang’s story is marked by themes of determination, will to survive, and redemption, and...read more

  • Jack London

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jack London's haunting classic, White Fang, read by the actor William Hootkins, star of Star Wars, Batman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang - half-dog, half-wolf - is the only animal in the litter to survive. He soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. Will this fiercely independent creature of the wild learn to trust man...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London (1876-1916) was an influential American writer, who often chronicled adventures taking place in extremely cold environments. His works were popular in his lifetime, earning him a large fortune. Frank Marcopolos (1972-) founded 'The Whirligig' literary magazine in 1999, which has been called 'a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground.' One reviewer said that 'you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach.' Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as 'thorough-goingly entertaining' and 'highly...read more

  • Jack London

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. El 25 de julio de 1897, Jack London , un joven de veintiú años de origen humilde que se ganaba la vida con la pesca clandestina de ostras en la bahía de San Francisco, decidió probrar suerte y se embarcó en el vapor Umatilla rumbo al valle del Klondike, en la lejana Alaska, seducido por las noticias que traían algunos aventureros sobre la aparición de vetas de oro en tan inhóspito...read more

  • Jack London

    Three very different, heartwarming stories about man's best friend. ""Dollypogs"" by David Thorn, ""Brown Wolf"" by Jack London and ""His Dog"" by Albert Payson Terhune. Dog lovers will love the variety of stories, each touching the heart in a different way. Dolly is sweet and endearing from coming in as a tiny puppy and becoming the first in the family to be followed by two others who form a loving family with their kind and understanding master. ""Brown Wolf"" brings us to faithfulness while offering real suspense. And ""His Dog"" brings us a dog who is so smart he saves his master from himself in a suspenseful story with many turns. AUTHOR David Thorn, Jack London, Albert...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. Here are four of his best stories: The Whale Tooth, To Build A Fire, The House of Pride, The House of...read more

  • Jack London

    Western writer and historian Dale L. Walker writes, ""London's true métier was the short story ... London's true genius lay in the short form, 7,500 words and under, where the flood of images in his teeming brain and the innate power of his narrative gift were at once constrained and freed. His stories that run longer than the magic 7,500 generally—but certainly not always—could have benefited from self-editing."" London's ""strength of utterance"" is at its height in his stories, and they are painstakingly well-constructed. Brown Wolf and Other Stories includes four of Jack London's most fascinating tales: 1. Brown Wolf 2. Just Meat 3. A Day's Lodging 4. Amateur...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London's tales of man's struggle against the forces of nature are universally popular. Best known for his novels The Call Of The Wild and White Fang, London was also a prolific writer of short stories. This collection brings together four of his finest, all depicting the harshness of life in the frozen arctic wastes. The Law Of Life and The White Silence offer sensitive insights into the psychological state of men facing death in the wildness; the lure of gold grips the heartstrings of two opportunists with disastrous consequence in In a Far Country; and An Odyssey Of The North recounts one man's painful quest to reclaim the women he loves. The reader William Dufris has worked...read more

  • Jack London

    Jack London’s adventurous nature, intuitive feeling for animal life, and superb storytelling skills give his tales a striking vitality and force. Thrilling action and a sense of justice characterize the classic stories in this collection. White Fang In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a lone wolf fights the heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang? The Call of the Wild A bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into...read more

  • Jack London

    With these stories: To the Man on Trail; DiablE-a Dog; To Build a Fire; The Law of Life; An Odyssey of the North; Moonface; The One Thousand Dozen; and All Gold...read more

  • Jack London

    Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, and subsequently published in book form by The Macmillan Company in September 1909. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other end, but a mere cunning arrangement of cogs that changed the manuscript from one envelope to another and stuck on the stamps,' returning it automatically with a rejection slip. While some readers believe there is some resemblance between them, an important difference...read more

  • Jack London

    WHITE FANG is a novel by American author Jack London - and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. "So he became the enemy of his kind, domesticated wolves that they were, softened by the fires of man, weakened in the sheltering shadow of man's strength."White Fang Jack London's The Call of the Wild, White Fang is the story of a wild dog's journey toward becoming civilized in the Canadian territory of Yukon at the end of the nineteenth century. White Fang is characteristic of London's precise prose style and innovation use of voice and perspective. Much of the novel is written from the viewpoint of the animals, allowing London to explore how animals view their...read more