Buck, eine Mischung aus Bernhardiner und Schäferhund, verbringt seine ersten Lebensjahre auf einer beschaulichen Farm in Kalifornien. Doch als er gestohlen wird, beginnt für das Tier ein qualvolles Leben: Der brutalen schonungslosen Behandlung durch seine Besitzer schutzlos ausgeliefert, muss Buck in der unwirtlichen Landschaft Alaskas als Schlittenhund um sein Leben kämpfen. Dieser Kampf weckt seine Urinstinkte und bald hört er den ´´Ruf der Wildnis´´. Als Goldgräber John Thornton Buck aus seinem Elend befreit und er endlich Güte, Liebe und Zuneigung kennenlernt, ist das Tier zwischen liebevoller Treue und seiner wilden Natur hin- und hergerissen. Jack Londons spannungsgeladener Abenteuerroman zählt zu seinen besten Werken und ist längst ein Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur. Der Roman ist erstmals 1903 erschienen und wurde nun von Lutz-W. Wolff neu übersetzt, dessen Nachwort auch im Booklet enthalten ist. Der renommierte Hörbuchsprecher Johannes Steck liest dieses eindrucksvolle Plädoyer für Menschlichkeit und Nächstenliebe mit sehr viel Gefühl und greift die unterschiedlichen Stimmungen perfekt auf. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Johannes Steck. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000670/bk_jumb_000670_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The themes of man´s inhumanity to man, as well as man pitted against the violence of nature, are vividly exposed in this sampling of Jack London´s short stories. The titles included in this collection are ´´Love of Life´´, ´´Batard´´, ´´The House of Mapuhi´´, and ´´Mauki´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flo Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000101/bk_adbk_000101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of four short stories by renowned storyteller Jack London including ´´The Scarlett Plague” and ´´An Odyssey of the North”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bart Wolffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000445/bk_slnd_000445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing. Here are four of his best stories: ´´The Whale Tooth´´, ´´To Build a Fire´´, ´´The House of Pride´´, and ´´The House of Mapuhi´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Girard Lawlor, Richard Rohan, Gary Telles, Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000415/bk_live_000415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take a trip back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where a madman stalks the night. Investigate the savage murders attributed to Jack the Ripper using all the evidence available, including letters purporting to be from the killer himself. This publication features up-to-date theories on the identity of the Whitechapel murderer, detailing all the major suspects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052826/bk_acx0_052826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Mr. London did so graphically for the poorest quarters of London a few years ago, he now does for the American underworld of the tramp and hobo, a territory in which his young wanderlust led him far afield. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149628/bk_acx0_149628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London’s adventurous nature, intuitive feeling for animal life, and superb storytelling skills give his tales a striking vitality and force. Thrilling action and a sense of justice characterize the classic stories in this collection.The Call of the WildA bold-spirited dog named Buck is stripped from his comfortable life on a California estate and thrust into the rugged terrain of the Klondike. There, he is made a sled dog and battles to become his team’s leader and the devoted servant of John Thornton, a man who shows him kindness amid the savage lawlessness of man and beast.White FangIn the desolate, frozen wilds of Northwest Canada, a lone wolf fights the heroic daily fight for life in the wild. But after he is captured and cruelly abused by men, he becomes a force of pure rage. Only one man sees inside the killer to his intelligence and nobility. But can his kindness touch White Fang?AudioFile Earphones Award. Audie Award finalist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012021/bk_blak_012021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London´s tales of man´s struggle against the forces of nature are universally popular. Best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, London was also a prolific writer of short stories. This collection brings together four of his finest, all depicting the harshness of life in the frozen arctic wastes. ´The Law of Life´ and ´The White Silence´ offer sensitive insights into the psychological state of men facing death in the wildness; the lure of gold grips the heartstrings of two opportunists with disastrous consequence in ´In a Far Country´; and ´An Odyssey of the North´ recounts one man´s painful quest to reclaim the women he loves. The reader William Dufris has worked thoughout Britain and the United States in theatre and has made numerous television and radio appearances for the BBC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000136/bk_copy_000136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London was born a working-class, fatherless San Franciscan in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling west coast—by and by playing the role of hobo, sailor, and oyster pirate. From his vantage point at the margins of Gilded Age America, he witnessed such iniquity and abuses that he became a life-long socialist and advocate for reform. His adventures in the American wilderness and underworld informed his fiction, and his writing came to captivate the nation as it defined his era. Within his own short lifetime, London became the most popular, and bestselling, author of his generation. By adulthood he had matured into the iconic American author of such still-universally loved books as The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Sea Wolf, but in spite of his success, he was at war with himself. The highest-paid writer in America, he was constantly broke. Famous as he was for conjuring the brutality of nature in story after story and novel after novel, upon the actual deaths of his favorite animals he would dissolve into helpless tears. Sick, angry, and disillusioned, after a short, breathless life, he passed away at age forty, but he left behind him a glorious literary legacy. Award-winning author James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—a man bristling with ideas, whose passion for social justice roared until the day he died. In Wolf, Haley returns Jack London to his proper place in the American pantheon, resurrecting the author of White Fang in his full fire and glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003748/bk_blak_003748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.