The Call of the Wild

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: C7032
Released: Aug 23, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428159068
Narrator/s: Frank Muller
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The Call of the Wild is a novel by American author Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush-a period when 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 California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits. Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild. London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903; a month later it was released in book form. The novel's great popularity and success made a reputation for London. Much of its appeal derives from the simplicity with which London presents the themes in an almost mythical form. As early as 1908 the story was adapted to film and it has since seen several more cinematic adaptations.

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Author(s): Jack London
Genre: Classics

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Author(s): Jack London
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Genre: Classics
Product Number C1062
Released: Jan 17, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788734564
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jack London
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Genre: Classics
Product Number MP220
Released: Apr 05, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456119416
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Author(s): Jack London
Product Number EB00051198
Released: Aug 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781470398712
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Author(s): Jack London
Genre: History
Product Number EB00618858
Released: Jul 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443445931
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Author(s): Jack London
Product Number EB00670501
Released: May 24, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781467768467
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Author(s): Jack London
Product Number EB00676531
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625580702
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Author(s): Jack London
Product Number EB00631019
Released: Jan 19, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772752311
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Jack London
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3A496
Released: Sep 17, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402591037
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SteadyReader Class Set
Author(s): Jack London
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3L395
Released: Jul 31, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428161283
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): Jack London
Narrator(s): Frank Muller
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3C946
Released: Aug 02, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428161290
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jack London
Genre: Classics
Product Number 12011
Released: Jan 06, 2000
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ISBN: #9780439227148

Professional reviews

"Frank Muller commands attention from his first words. Muller tells the story of Buck, a St. Bernard/shepherd dog who is kidnapped from his cozy domestic life and sent to the frozen North. As Buck is misused by humans and ferociously attacked by other dogs, Muller twists his voice to show BuckÕs contempt and rage. His performance is painfully real as Buck lashes out against starvation, thirst, and anyone who falls afoul of him. Thanks to MullerÕs artistry, BuckÕs experiences are spellbinding, especially as he learns the skills he needs to survive. Listeners will believe they can hear Buck howl and sing "the song of the wolves." S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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