Burning Daylight


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

(4.7 stars; 269 reviews)

Burning Daylight, Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. (Wikipedia) (13 hr 8 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1 - Chapter 1 17:20 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
02 - Part 1 - Chapter 2 27:17 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
03 - Part 1 - Chapter 3 32:34 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
04 - Part 1 - Chapter 4 27:23 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
05 - Part 1 - Chapter 5 18:41 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
06 - Part 1 - Chapter 6 19:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
07 - Part 1 - Chapter 7 15:16 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
08 - Part 1 - Chapter 8 31:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
09 - Part 1 - Chapter 9 14:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
10 - Part 1 - Chapter 10 15:27 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
11 - Part 1 - Chapter 11 19:54 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
12 - Part 1 - Chapter 12 16:16 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
13 - Part 1 - Chapter 13 13:14 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
14 - Part 2 - Chapter 1 17:42 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
15 - Part 2 - Chapter 2 16:31 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
16 - Part 2 - Chapter 3 15:09 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
17 - Part 2 - Chapter 4 17:36 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
18 - Part 2 - Chapter 5 22:03 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
19 - Part 2 - Chapter 6 16:44 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
20 - Part 2 - Chapter 7 14:32 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
21 - Part 2 - Chapter 8 32:38 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
22 - Part 2 - Chapter 9 22:57 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
23 - Part 2 - Chapter 10 13:19 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
24 - Part 2 - Chapter 11 18:29 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
25 - Part 2 - Chapter 12 16:46 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
26 - Part 2 - Chapter 13 15:00 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
27 - Part 2 - Chapter 14 18:55 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
28 - Part 2 - Chapter 15 31:17 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
29 - Part 2 - Chapter 16 18:24 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
30 - Part 2 - Chapter 17 18:49 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
31 - Part 2 - Chapter 18 29:44 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
32 - Part 2 - Chapter 19 20:56 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
33 - Part 2 - Chapter 20 24:57 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
34 - Part 2 - Chapter 21 13:05 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
35 - Part 2 - Chapter 22 23:49 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
36 - Part 2 - Chapter 23 13:14 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
37 - Part 2 - Chapter 24 17:14 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
38 - Part 2 - Chapter 25 12:56 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
39 - Part 2 - Chapter 26 17:32 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
40 - Part 2 - Chapter 27 18:00 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

Reviews

Jack London at his best


(5 stars)

Internal struggle between love and money. Which will win? Only Jack London can tell a tale so well from both sides without bias.


(5 stars)

As good as they come. Inspiring. Very well read.

loved it


(5 stars)

Adventure, love, history. What perspective. Sad it ended. Very well read. Thank you sir!

Jack London has done it again.


(5 stars)

yet another marvelous story about discovering what's good in life.

Story's champion learns about life


(5 stars)

Our hero is a man of steely mind and body. Jack London excels in philosophizing through the three stages of Burning Daylight's story: in the Alaskan Gold Rush, as a Californian entrepreneur, and finally as a Sonoma Mountain homesteader. If you love long descriptions of a character's thoughts, and detailed descriptions of beautiful nature proffered within a remarkable story, then this is a book you can't put down! Our hero's perspective rings true! Many thanks to the reader, Richaed Kilmer, so I could listen!


(2.5 stars)

I was very disappointed in this book and maybe more so because Jack London is one of my very favorite authors starting when I was a young child with Call of the Wild followed by several other books and recently Martin Eden which is maybe his best but this seemed like just another book by anyone and a long one at that. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood. It was however narrated by one of the best.

Great listening


(5 stars)

If you like Jack London then you're in for a treat. Not sure how this novel missed my attention up until now. The reading was quite consistent and overall, very good. I am a novice to audio books so I can't criticize other than to say that it seemed technically savvy and subjectively, a great voice to carry the story. It must be said the entire performance was great given how large the novel.


(4 stars)

One of London’s lesser known titles, but a worthy read. Unfortunately, the novel’s reader doesn’t breathe any life into the text. His delivery is stilted, monotone, and marred with errors in pronunciation. The book is worth five stars, but the reading brings it down a notch.