The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London audiobook

The Cruise of the Snark

By Jack London
Read by Andre Stojka

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The American Adventure Library Series

8.28 Hours 1
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Jack London, one of the most popular American writers, produced over fifty books of fiction and nonfiction during his lifetime. In 1906, without studying navigation, he and his wife Charmian and a small crew set out for Hawaii, hoping not to get lost. His misadventures at sea led him through the native uprisings, the doldrums, and the then unknown sport of surfing. Jack London describes the construction and outfitting of his boat in San Francisco, including frustrations with vendors, with which every boat owner will sympathize. London narrates his adventures in Hawaii and his perilous navigation across the Pacific sailing through the windless doldrums to the Marquesas Islands, Typee, Papeete, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Fiji, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands, before being overcome by tropical diseases and fever. This first person narrative, the first recording as an audiobook, combines London's spirit of adventure with his wonderful sense of humor.

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Jack London, one of the most popular American writers, produced over fifty books of fiction and nonfiction during his lifetime. In 1906, without studying navigation, he and his wife Charmian and a small crew set out for Hawaii, hoping not to get lost. His misadventures at sea led him through the native uprisings, the doldrums, and the then unknown sport of surfing.

Jack London describes the construction and outfitting of his boat in San Francisco, including frustrations with vendors, with which every boat owner will sympathize. London narrates his adventures in Hawaii and his perilous navigation across the Pacific sailing through the windless doldrums to the Marquesas Islands, Typee, Papeete, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Fiji, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands, before being overcome by tropical diseases and fever. This first person narrative, the first recording as an audiobook, combines London's spirit of adventure with his wonderful sense of humor.

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Author Bio: Jack London

Author Bio: Jack London

Jack London (1876–1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. Before making a living at his writing, he spent time as an oyster pirate, a sailor, a cannery worker, a gold miner, and a journalist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction writing. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the Klondike gold rush, as well as the short stories “To Build a Fire,” “An Odyssey of the North,” and “Love of Life.”  He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as “The Pearls of Parlay” and “The Heathen.” He was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, including The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English