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.
Three very different, heartwarming stories about man´s best friend. ´´Dollypogs´´ by David Thorn, ´´Brown Wolf´´ by Jack London and ´´His Dog´´ by Albert Payson Terhune. Dog lovers will love the variety of stories, each touching the heart in a different way. Dolly is sweet and endearing from coming in as a tiny puppy and becoming the first in the family to be followed by two others who form a loving family with their kind and understanding master. ´´Brown Wolf´´ brings us to faithfulness while offering real suspense. And ´´His Dog´´ brings us a dog who is so smart he saves his master from himself in a suspenseful story with many turns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobbie Frohman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alca/000019/bk_alca_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In den Highlands sind seit einem Jahrhundert keine Wölfe mehr gesehen worden. Keiner in dieser Gegend glaubt ernsthaft an ihre Existenz. Doch neuerdings wird von einem unheilvollen Heulen berichtet, das des Nachts zu hören ist. Als die ersten Gerüchte vom Erscheinen der Wölfe London erreichen, wird die Reporterin Patricia Vanhelsing beauftragt, die Berichterstattung für die London Express News zu übernehmen. Doch, obwohl mysteriöse Fälle Patricia Spezialgebiet sind, kann sie sich für diese Story nur schwer begeistern. Denn seit Tagen hat sie immer wieder die gleiche Vision: sie ist von einem gewaltigen Flammenmeer umringt. Was mag dieses furchtbare Inferno bedeuten? Jemand ist in Gefahr, davon ist Patricia überzeugt. Besteht womöglich eine Verbindung zu den jüngst entdeckten Wölfen? Wird sie ihre Vision rechtzeitig deuten, bevor die Flammen alles vernichten? Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt...Sidney Gardner ist das Pseudonym des deutschen Autors Alfred Bekker. Er wurde am 27. September 1964 in Borghorst/Nordrhein-Westfalen geboren und ist heute bekannt als Autor von mehr als 350 Romanen. A. Bekkers Schaffen ist in einer Vielzahl literarischen Gattungen vertreten. Er veröffentlichte bisher sowohl Romane in den Genres Krimi, Horror und Fantasy als auch Western und historische Romane. Zudem ist er im Kinder-und Jugendbuchbereich tätig. Neben seinem bürgerlichen Namen verwendet A. Bekker auch verschiedene Pseudonyme für seine Arbeiten, z. B. Neal Chadwick, Henry Rohmer und Jack Raymond. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Juliane Ahlemeier. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004308/bk_lind_004308_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
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.
In this saga of the sea, Jack London creates a gripping, heroic struggle between two contrasting types, Wolf Larson and Humphrey Van Weyden. The book begins when Weyden´s ship sinks in San Francisco harbor. Rescued by Larson, Weyden is forced to serve as cook´s scullion. Larson´s heads for the Bering Sea where Van Weyden finds human cruelty matched only by nature but he also finds something else when a young lady is also rescued by Larson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chatty, Cindy Hardin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000376/bk_jimc_000376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He is a man capable of abandoning two sailors in an open boat, yet he is an avid and thoughtful reader of the moral philosophers. He is Wolf Larsen, captain of the seal-hunting Ghost and the unforgettable protagonist of one of the world´s great sea novels. Tormented by his own convictions, Larsen is an enigma both fascinating and repellent to his reluctant crewman, Humphrey Van Weyden. Throughout their long and perilous voyage together, the captain´s ruthless belief in the survival of the fittest is pitted against Van Weyden´s ´´civilization´´, a contest between two opposing views of life that demonstrates Jack London´s gift for expressing complex ideas with exciting action. Together with the other stories selected for this volume, The Sea Wolf is a superb example of the genius of a writer who was, in the words of Maxwell Geismar, ´´the poet of the savage Darwinian struggle´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Emerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000964/bk_blak_000964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London worshiped strong and virtuous heroes, and his stories give great weight to the inevitable triumph of good over evil. His telling of the adventures of Humphrey van Weydon in The Sea Wolf is in keeping with this theme of moral man. His powerful and gripping saga of van Weydon´s capture by a seal-hunting ship and the ensuing tangles with its dreaded captain, Wolf Larsen, makes this a classic American tale of peril and victory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000777/bk_pnix_000777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London gained his first and most lasting fame as the author of tales of the Klondike gold rush. This, his first collection of stories, draws on his experience in the Yukon. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the qualities of exceptional women and on the relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes. Stories included are: ´´The white Silence,´´ ´´The Son of the Wolf,´´ ´´The Men of Forty Mile,´´ ´´In a Far Country,´´ ´´To the Man on Trail,´´ ´´The Priestly Perogative,´´ ´´The Wisdom of the Trail,´´ ´´The Wife of the King.´´´´An Odyssey of the North.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chatty, Jim Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000506/bk_jimc_000506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jack London was one of the first fiction writers to achieve worldwide fame. Though he is best remembered for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike Gold Rush, his short stories are considered masterful. Here in ´´Brown Wolf,´´ a couple living on a homestead in Northern California take in a stray sled dog from Alaska. A story about the relationship between man and animal ´´Brown Wolf´´ is among London´s finest shorter works. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006060/bk_blak_006060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.