Burning Daylight


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.7 stars; 156 reviews)

Burning Daylight, Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. (Wikipedia)

(13 hr 8 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1 - Chapter 1 17:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - Part 1 - Chapter 2 27:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - Part 1 - Chapter 3 32:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - Part 1 - Chapter 4 27:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Part 1 - Chapter 5 18:41 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Part 1 - Chapter 6 19:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Part 1 - Chapter 7 15:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Part 1 - Chapter 8 31:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - Part 1 - Chapter 9 14:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Part 1 - Chapter 10 15:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - Part 1 - Chapter 11 19:54 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Part 1 - Chapter 12 16:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - Part 1 - Chapter 13 13:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Part 2 - Chapter 1 17:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - Part 2 - Chapter 2 16:31 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - Part 2 - Chapter 3 15:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Part 2 - Chapter 4 17:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Part 2 - Chapter 5 22:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - Part 2 - Chapter 6 16:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Part 2 - Chapter 7 14:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - Part 2 - Chapter 8 32:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Part 2 - Chapter 9 22:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - Part 2 - Chapter 10 13:19 Read by Richard Kilmer
24 - Part 2 - Chapter 11 18:29 Read by Richard Kilmer
25 - Part 2 - Chapter 12 16:46 Read by Richard Kilmer
26 - Part 2 - Chapter 13 15:00 Read by Richard Kilmer
27 - Part 2 - Chapter 14 18:55 Read by Richard Kilmer
28 - Part 2 - Chapter 15 31:17 Read by Richard Kilmer
29 - Part 2 - Chapter 16 18:24 Read by Richard Kilmer
30 - Part 2 - Chapter 17 18:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
31 - Part 2 - Chapter 18 29:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
32 - Part 2 - Chapter 19 20:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Part 2 - Chapter 20 24:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
34 - Part 2 - Chapter 21 13:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
35 - Part 2 - Chapter 22 23:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
36 - Part 2 - Chapter 23 13:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
37 - Part 2 - Chapter 24 17:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
38 - Part 2 - Chapter 25 12:56 Read by Richard Kilmer
39 - Part 2 - Chapter 26 17:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - Part 2 - Chapter 27 18:00 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

Jack London at his best

(5 stars)

Internal struggle between love and money. Which will win? Only Jack London can tell a tale so well from both sides without bias.

(5 stars)

As good as they come. Inspiring. Very well read.

loved it

(5 stars)

Adventure, love, history. What perspective. Sad it ended. Very well read. Thank you sir!

Jack London has done it again.

(5 stars)

yet another marvelous story about discovering what's good in life.

Great listening

(5 stars)

If you like Jack London then you're in for a treat. Not sure how this novel missed my attention up until now. The reading was quite consistent and overall, very good. I am a novice to audio books so I can't criticize other than to say that it seemed technically savvy and subjectively, a great voice to carry the story. It must be said the entire performance was great given how large the novel.

(2 stars)

the book was well read and that certainly added to it. However the story itself is long and tedious. I did not think it was worth the many hours it takes to get through the book. It did not compare to Jack London's best works.

fantastic

(5 stars)

Lots of heart in this one, people, and, of course, all the other stuff that makes Jack London great. This was one of my favorites, and that is saying a lot.

Great

(4.5 stars)

This is an excellent tale of the Yukon gold rush. Definitely a must listen for anybody who enjoys adventure stories and the call of the wild.