Listener Praise for Call of the Wild

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Post by BradBush » January 24th, 2007, 12:05 pm

I am almost done with "Call of the Wild" (an old LibriVox classic - has librivox.blogsom.com as the URL ;-) and I must say, this is so well read and such a wonderful book, that it made me happy all over again about LibriVox.

Thanks again to the readers (Gordon, Kristen, Jean and Miette). If you haven't heard it before, go get it and listen to it. Its awesome.

http://librivox.org/call-of-the-wild-by-jack-london/

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Post by kri » January 24th, 2007, 12:13 pm

I want to add my own praise to this work as well. I loved it!

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Post by ChrisHughes » January 24th, 2007, 12:23 pm

'White Fang' is also fantastic, but be warned: Gordon Mackenzie's reading completely tired me out. Only listen near nourishment, and in a warm, cosy place.
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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 24th, 2007, 3:45 pm

ChrisHughes wrote:'White Fang' is also fantastic, but be warned: Gordon Mackenzie's reading completely tired me out. Only listen near nourishment, and in a warm, cosy place.
Thanks for the great comment/suggestion ChrisHughes!

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Post by kayray » January 24th, 2007, 3:46 pm

We loved Call of the Wild too!

Chris, better add an "a" to your link ;-)
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Post by ChrisHughes » January 25th, 2007, 12:00 am

Sheesh. Thanks all. Spellchecking is a man's best friend.

PS My post implies that Gordon read all of 'White Fang', but it was a collaborative effort. Just Gordon got a particularly exciting bit!
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Post by Dri » January 25th, 2007, 6:32 am

kayray wrote:We loved Call of the Wild too!

Chris, better add an "a" to your link ;-)
Same here. Thumps up for Call of the wild.

Regarding the book itself, is there secondary literature available that discuss London's motives? Frankly, I didn't bother when I read it 25 years ago. But today, I really wonder, why do dogs talk and think in that novel? Does it mean anything or it just prose? :)

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Post by GordMackenzie » January 25th, 2007, 8:50 am

Sonoma State University has some great information on Jack London:

http://london.sonoma.edu/

London clearly had an important message with both Call of the Wild and White Fang (which are mirror-images of each other).

BTW, it's interesting to note that at one time Call of the Wild was banned in many European states (Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany) for being "too radical".

Contributing to the recording of these books for Librivox was my first time re-reading London's work since childhood. I was surprised by how well the novels stood up over time.

I'm now interested to read more of London's works, particularly "The Sea Wolf" and "The Iron Heel".
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Post by Dri » January 28th, 2007, 4:03 am

GordMackenzie wrote:Sonoma State University has some great information on Jack London:

http://london.sonoma.edu/
Thank you, Gord. That is great page there.
London clearly had an important message with both Call of the Wild and White Fang (which are mirror-images of each other).

BTW, it's interesting to note that at one time Call of the Wild was banned in many European states (Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany) for being "too radical".
I read about this on Wikipedia and found it rather surprising.

Regards,
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Post by Stephan » January 28th, 2007, 6:20 am

Check out "To Build a Fire" in our catalog too.
What an impressive little piece!
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Post by thistlechick » January 28th, 2007, 6:54 am

Stephan wrote:Check out "To Build a Fire" in our catalog too.
What an impressive little piece!
Aww! Thanks Stephan =) ... I recorded that one out "on the ice" ... but gave up near the end and finished it up inside... apologies for the change in sound quality =)
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Post by timada » May 19th, 2008, 9:08 pm

This is the funniest thing that happened today! I just finished “The Idiot”, by Dostoyevsky, and I didn’t know what novel should I start reading now, and this morning a friend , student at Nouveau Riche University, recommended me exactly the same book, “Call of the Wild”, by Jack London! Now, randomly, I see this post in forum! I have to read it

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