The Road


Read by Barry Eads

(4.4 stars; 116 reviews)

Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army. - Summary by Barry Eads (4 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Confession 28:13 Read by Barry Eads
Holding Her Down 37:42 Read by Barry Eads
Pictures 25:18 Read by Barry Eads
"Pinched" 31:45 Read by Barry Eads
The Pen 30:01 Read by Barry Eads
Hoboes That Pass in the Night 39:00 Read by Barry Eads
Road-Kids and Gay-Cats 28:38 Read by Barry Eads
Two Thousand Stiffs 26:46 Read by Barry Eads
Bulls 37:23 Read by Barry Eads

Reviews

Excellent! Hilarious! Insightful!

(5 stars)

For some reason, I felt that listening to this the reader was Jack himself- great job Barry. Jack's memiors of the hobo life were both funny and educational- a definite win for Literature in my book. Both this and the People of the Abyss give a good glimpse into Jack's life and make me even more interested in reading/listening to his stories.

great reader - amazing true short stories

(5 stars)

the reader did a great job, i have heard this reader before and my next book will probably be something this reader has done. i love jack London. i just can not imagine a teenager/young man as wild, outgoing, adventurous, and brave as his biographies show him to be. this is several short stories telling of different events that happened to him in his days of riding the rails. including stories of his life in prison and run ins with police (bulls). a fantastic adventure that i was sorry was so short to listen to.

(5 stars)

Great story telling. I had an uncle that said he had been a Hobo before enlisting in the service; It seems to have been a part of history that disappeared into the homeless population. Quite educational.

one of my favorites

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this one. It's an account of his adventures as a hobo. It's less developed story-wise than others books he wrote but it's just great.

Great

(5 stars)

My grandma said my grandpa always said, "feed them something, a man has to eat.". So she always gave them something to eat. Loved this story.

Interesting read

(5 stars)

Never expected Jack to be the criminalistic sort, but ya gotta do what you gotta do. Seems too realistic to be totally fiction.

loved it

(5 stars)

well read and jack london puts it all into his work . great pace and style.

what a great buck The Voice fitted it's so well thank you so muc

(5 stars)