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Dutch Courage and Other Stories

Gelesen von Don W. Jenkins

(4,288 Sterne; 33 Bewertungen)

Jack London was quoted as saying, "I've never written a line that I'd be ashamed for my young daughters to read, and I never shall write such a line!" After his death in 1916, his wife Charmian assembled a collection of stories, most of which he had written for young readers, but at least one of which was for more mature readers, "Whose Business is to Live." Like most of London's work, his short stories could be read by young readers and then again when they were older with mature minds. These stories draw from London's own extensive experience in the world and demonstrate the dictum that "good writing is good writing" no matter for whom it was written. - Summary by Don W. Jenkins (3 hr 18 min)




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Dutch Courage


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Typhoon off the Coast of Japan


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The Lost Poacher


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The Banks of the Sacramento


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Chris Farrington, Able Seaman


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To Repel Boarders


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An Adventure in the Upper Sea


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Bald Face


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In Yeddo Bay


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Whose Business is to Live


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(2 Sterne)

Love Jack London but find this reader absolutely unbearable, impossible to listen to as he shouts and literally gives me a headache! Had to abandon the book prematurely. Is easy to appreciate the fact that these books are voluntarily read. But I don’t feel some readers do anyone any favour by volunteering.

Well Read. Characterizations?

(4 Sterne)

This was well read. I will say all the characterizations were high pitched, man or woman. I wished for at least some to be normal or lower pitched, for variety, if nothing else.

(4,5 Sterne)

The short stories had a surprising power to create feelings of suspense

(5 Sterne)

A very interesting book and very well read

don w rules

(5 Sterne)

great short stories . jack londons style may have been toward girls and boys and i wish i had listened to these years ago. je

(5 Sterne)

Great stories by Jack London. And great narration by Doug W. Jenkins, cats accompaniment and all! Thank you.