The Valley of the Moon


Read by Richard Kilmer

(4.6 stars; 82 reviews)

The novel Valley of the Moon is a story of a working-class couple, Billy and Saxon Roberts, struggling laborers in Oakland at the Turn-of-the-Century, who left the city life behind and searched Central and Northern California for a suitable farmland to own. The book is notable for the scenes in which the proletarian hero enjoys fellowship with the artists' colony in Carmel, and he settles in the Valley of the Moon. (Summary by Wikipedia) (19 hr 7 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1 Chapter 1 14:51 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - Book 1 Chapter 2 20:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - Book 1 Chapter 3 15:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - Book 1 Chapter 4 32:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Book 1 Chapter 5 8:26 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Book 1 Chapter 6 19:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
07 - Book 1 Chapter 7 16:59 Read by Richard Kilmer
08 - Book 1 Chapter 8 14:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
09 - Book 1 Chapter 9 16:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
10 - Book 1 Chapter 10 27:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - Book 1 Chapter 11 27:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Book 1 Chapter 12 11:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - Book 1 Chapter 13 12:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - Book 1 Chapter 14 15:16 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - Book 1 Chapter 15 9:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - Book 2 Chapter 1 13:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - Book 2 Chapter 2 17:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - Book 2 Chapter 3 14:42 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - Book 2 Chapter 4 14:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Book 2 Chapter 5 15:36 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - Book 2 Chapter 6 15:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Book 2 Chapter 7 23:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
23 - Book 2 Chapter 8 20:29 Read by Richard Kilmer
24 - Book 2 Chapter 9 15:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
25 - Book 2 Chapter 10 17:44 Read by Richard Kilmer
26 - Book 2 Chapter 11 27:00 Read by Richard Kilmer
27 - Book 2 Chapter 12 24:15 Read by Richard Kilmer
28 - Book 2 Chapter 13 22:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
29 - Book 2 Chapter 14 26:19 Read by Richard Kilmer
30 - Book 2 Chapter 15 25:02 Read by Richard Kilmer
31 - Book 2 Chapter 16 30:10 Read by Richard Kilmer
32- Book 2 Chapter 17 24:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
33 - Book 2 Chapter 18 22:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
34 - Book 2 Chapter 19 17:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
35 - Book 3 Chapter 1 25:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
36 - Book 3 Chapter 2 26:38 Read by Richard Kilmer
37 - Book 3 Chapter 3 Part 1 23:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
38 - Book 3 Chapter 3 Part 2 21:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
39 - Book 3 Chapter 4 21:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
40 - Book 3 Chapter 5 23:04 Read by Richard Kilmer
41 - Book 3 Chapter 6 15:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
42 - Book 3 Chapter 7 27:45 Read by Richard Kilmer
43 - Book 3 Chapter 8 25:22 Read by Richard Kilmer
44 - Book 3 Chapter 9 24:41 Read by Richard Kilmer
45 - Book 3 Chapter 10 17:34 Read by Richard Kilmer
46 - Book 3 Chapter 11 39:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
47 - Book 3 Chapter 12 13:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
48 - Book 3 Chapter 13 22:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
49 - Book 3 Chapter 14 21:08 Read by Richard Kilmer
50 - Book 3 Chapter 15 13:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
51 - Book 3 Chapter 16 15:03 Read by Richard Kilmer
52 - Book 3 Chapter 17 21:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
53 - Book 3 Chapter 18 23:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
54- Book 3 Chapter 19 15:08 Read by Richard Kilmer
55 - Book 3 Chapter 20 18:47 Read by Richard Kilmer
56 - Book 3 Chapter 21 16:24 Read by Richard Kilmer
57 - Book 3 Chapter 22 24:37 Read by Richard Kilmer

Reviews

Not my favorite Jack London book

(3 stars)

I am a fan of Jack London, but my personal opinion is that it wasn't one of his better books. I know he likes the shocking violence, but it seemed to me the labor wars and boxing scenes were too much and too long. The ending was nice and I did learn a few things about human nature. Richard has a nice tone of voice for reading, though not very animated. I could forgive most of the mispronunciations, but I couldn't help wondering if the text really reads excape and warsh rather that escape and wash...made me cringe every time.

IS THIS REALLY JACK LONDON?

(4.5 stars)

IT is difficult to believe that London wrote this. Oh, the first half is vintage London, sordid, despairing, and full of socialistic class propoganda. But, the second half is a beautiful love story, actually containing optimism, a commodity sorely lacking in most of his works. RK does his usual fine readig.

wonderful

(4.5 stars)

beautifully descriptive from San Francisco up through the delta bay area, up the Sacramento Valley, on up to Mount Shasta, the northern CA coast, the southern Oregon coast, the Rogue River Valley, Grants Pass, down over the Siskiyou Summit and ending in the Sonoma Valley (Spanish for valley of the moon)!

an unexpected romance from Jack London

(4 stars)

The reading had to grow on me, beginning with The Valley of the Moan!

Good book! Nicely read!

(5 stars)

Wanted to listen every chance I got! Wanted to hear more after the end.

I'm moving to countryside!! :)

(5 stars)

Great inspiring story. Its a females perspective On Martin Iden.

marvelous!!!

(5 stars)

what an amazing story that only Jack London could make so approachable and honest.

(5 stars)

Another excellent reading by Richard rich voice and a beautiful story