The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses


Read by Becky Cook

(4.5 stars; 10 reviews)

Known as the Bard of the Yukon and as a people's poet, Robert Service immortalized his experience with the Yukon and its gold rush and this collection of poetry. While some poems are anecdotal and amusing, others capture the raw brilliance that frontiers evoke and the ever pioneering spirit of man. Alternately titled Songs of a Sourdough in the United Kingdoms. (Introduction by Becky) (1 hr 20 min)

Chapters

01 - The Land God Forgot 1:13 Read by Becky Cook
02 - The Spell of the Yukon 3:18 Read by Becky Cook
03 - The Heart of the Sourdough 2:11 Read by Becky Cook
04 - The Three Voices 1:26 Read by Becky Cook
05 - The Law of the Yukon 5:38 Read by Becky Cook
06 - The Parson's Son 3:47 Read by Becky Cook
07 - The Call of the Wild 2:49 Read by Becky Cook
08 - The Lone Trail 2:20 Read by Becky Cook
09 - The Pines 2:19 Read by Becky Cook
10 - The Lure of Little Voices 1:49 Read by Becky Cook
11 - The Song of the Wage-Slave 2:58 Read by Becky Cook
12 - Grin 1:32 Read by Becky Cook
13 - The Shooting of Dan McGrew 4:43 Read by Becky Cook
14 - The Cremation of Sam McGee 4:38 Read by Becky Cook
15 - My Madonna 0:54 Read by Becky Cook
16 - Unforgotten 0:54 Read by Becky Cook
17 - The Reckoning 1:21 Read by Becky Cook
18 - Quatrains 1:45 Read by Becky Cook
19 - The Men That Don't Fit In 1:30 Read by Becky Cook
20 - Music in the Bush 2:42 Read by Becky Cook
21 - The Rhyme of the Remittance Man 2:29 Read by Becky Cook
22 - The Low-Down White 1:45 Read by Becky Cook
23 - The Little Old Log Cabin 1:50 Read by Becky Cook
24 - The Younger Son 2:45 Read by Becky Cook
25 - The March of the Dead 2:59 Read by Becky Cook
26 - "Fighting Mac" 3:19 Read by Becky Cook
27 - The Woman and the Angel 1:56 Read by Becky Cook
28 - The Rhyme of the Restless Ones 2:05 Read by Becky Cook
29 - New Year's Eve 3:37 Read by Becky Cook
30 - Comfort 1:11 Read by Becky Cook
31 - The Harpy 2:41 Read by Becky Cook
32 - Premonition 0:58 Read by Becky Cook
33 - The Tramps 1:11 Read by Becky Cook
34 - L'Envoi 1:37 Read by Becky Cook

Reviews

bret harte or jack london


(5 stars)

if they wrote doggerel (pun intended: service is famous for his dog stories and poems,), it would be something like this. Give it a listen, and as always, thank you glorious LibriVOX volunteers, esp. Becky Cook, who read them perfectly. YOU RULE!!!!!


(4 stars)

Service was my father's favorite poet. He would read aloud when I was a boy. Readers treated his work very well. Enjoyable and informative.