Book Review: Call of the Wild & White Fang

Title: Call of the Wild & White Fang (Jack London Combo)

Author: Jack London

Narrator: J.D. Kelly

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Call-of-the-Wild-White-Fang-Audiobook/B07WVF5N1K

 

Summary

From the renowned author Jack London comes two classic adventure stories about primitivism, nature, and early 20th-century life. Seen through the eyes of two dogs, their stories are distinct yet share similarities, and they have cemented London as a literary genius and writer.

In this bundle, you’ll discover:

  • The Call of the Wild, telling the story of the St. Bernard-Scotch shepherd, Buck, as he’s kidnapped from his home in Santa Clara Valley. Forced to survive as a sled dog in the midst of the Klondike Gold Rush, Buck must learn to embrace his wild ancestry and rise above the other canines.
  • And White Fang, a mirror of Buck’s story about a wolf-dog hybrid and his tumultuous upbringing. Experiencing the countless dangers of both the wild and the human world, White Fang details his journey to domestication.

Including complex themes such as morality and redemption, Jack London’s classic works have stood the test of time and remain central examples of literary fiction, a must-hear for anyone interested in the brilliant works of the past.

 

My Review

5/5 Stars

Listening to these two classics back to back was an experience in itself. Call of the Wild is set during the Klondike Gold Rush and tells the story of Buck, a dog who is stolen from his family and shipped off to be a sled dog. This harsh environment shapes him, allowing him to embrace his wild side. In White Fang, a wolf takes the opposite journey. At first starting out as feral, he finds an owner who can domesticate him.

Both of these stories has some real hard to listen to scenes, but it was all for the sake of the story. The plot was real and sound. Even though the main characters were dogs, the author had a way of writing to keep you hooked in. Easy to see why these are classics.

Narration was okay.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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