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  • Written by: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (620 ratings)

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The Call of the Wild

Written by: Jack London
Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber
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Publisher's Summary

Rediscover one of literature’s most beloved classics, richly reissued in a pivotal new audio recording. Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black) delivers a stirring performance of Jack London’s fierce yet tender tale of loyalty between man and beast, told from the point of view of a dog.   

The Call of the Wild remains one of London’s best-loved novels, often regarded as the crowning masterpiece of a writer whose enduring popularity and prolific output hold a unique place in American literature.  

On its face, the novel is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his comfortable home on a California ranch and shipped to the frozen Yukon to be a trained as a sled dog. But this exhilarating tale of a canine hero’s fight for survival is in fact a vivid depiction of the great gold rush to the Klondike in 1897. Brutal and fierce on one hand, this iconic adventure story is also a heart-warming tale of the tenderness and loyalty between humans and animals, brilliantly told from the latter’s perspective.   

Narrator Schreiber, whose previous performance of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho has endeared him to listeners, brings a classic American tale to the ears - and hearts - of a new generation.    

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What the critics say

"Narrator Pablo Schreiber's pacing, tone, and timbre are spot-on as he delivers this often brutal story.... Schreiber narrates with exquisite restraint.... The narration is ably done and the adventure well served." (AudioFile)

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Behind the Scenes with Pablo Schreiber

"[The Call of the Wild is] a great slice of American history but deeper than that it's also a wonderful metaphor about listening and following our instincts."
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Wonderful!

It’s not often that a book has me clutching at my heart and covering my eyes as I listen to it. For Jack London to generate sympathy and emotion in a book from the viewpoint of a dog is incredible. As a dog lover, it was really hard to listen to at times, and yet I could not pull myself away. A feast for the senses, and gloriously written, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Canadian Masterpiece - Delivered in Modern Medium

Any book by Jack London is worth a revisit and in a modern Audible Medium, it comes alive again.

The performance is wonderful and as a Candian who has served in that very area, it is a treat to go back in my mind's eye and see it again.

The bond between man and animal is sacred in the North and London has captured the mystic of that phenomenon.

Well done! Great Listen!!

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Initially brutal but ultimately triumphant

I read this story, first, when nine. Listening to Pablo Schreiber’s excellent recitation had me harkening to my days of reading well into the night: curled into a ball to ward-off the chill, under the covers, flashlight in hand.
This story is brilliantly written, in its often brutality, and wonderfully read. Enjoy!

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Spellbinding

The writer immerses you in to the psyche of Buck. It is a poetic and beautifully written saga with stunning imagery and detail. The writer is a gifted observer of an animals true nature. Very well written.

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what a classic

this book is a great story about, life, death and all the battles and rewards in between.

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I felt entertained

I purchased this title because Pablo Schreiber narrated it and I recognized the authors name. I felt for the characters, so I can say I enjoyed it beginning to end.

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Incredible Story

Jack's London's The Call of the Wild had been sitting in my library for a bit. I wanted to start it, but the short length was throwing me off a bit. Nevertheless, recently the call was strong, and like Buck I was called to the mysterious unknown. The book is a heart-wrenching story that follows Buck from his relatively stable life to a life of hardship, and finally a life he deserves. A true classic, highly recommended for anyone.

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Blew my mind

Amazing book, well narrated, brought a tear to my eye when I thought of my own dog.

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Fantastic narration and a classic for a reason!

Jack London’s writing is beautiful and efficient. I wish the narrator had more works under his name, he was perfect for this!

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One of the few true classics that holds up today.

One of the first books I ever read and still one of my all time favourites. It still holds up, after all of this time.

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