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The Call of the Wild (version 4)

Gelesen von Phil Chenevert

(4,714 Sterne; 63 Bewertungen)

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which 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 the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state. Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. The terrible, never relenting work of pulling sleds in sub-freezing temperatures combined with little food and rest quickly killed any dog not extremely tough. It almost kills Buck but his fierce determination to survive finally brings him through. (3 hr 50 min)


Chapter I. Into the Primitive


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Chapter II. The Law of Club and Fang


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Chapter III. The Dominant Primordial Beast


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Chapter IV. Who Has Won to Mastership


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Chapter V. The Toil of Trace and Trail


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Chapter VI. For the Love of a Man


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Chapter VII. The Sounding of the Call


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I have read and listened to this more than once.

(5 Sterne)

Read it if.....

(4,5 Sterne)

It's a great book, great description, but I can't understand why LibriVox doesn't have dog diaries!!!

Chenevert is a wonderful narrator!

(5 Sterne)

Such an interesting book! Who is superior? Man, or dog?

Excellent story and reader

(5 Sterne)

My 6 year old son loved this book.


(4,5 Sterne)

A classic. And very nicely read!