Dutch Courage and Other Stories

Read by Don W. Jenkins

(4.3 stars; 33 reviews)

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)


Preface 8:53 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Dutch Courage 21:02 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Typhoon off the Coast of Japan 12:14 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Lost Poacher 21:23 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Banks of the Sacramento 20:21 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Chris Farrington, Able Seaman 17:11 Read by Don W. Jenkins
To Repel Boarders 13:14 Read by Don W. Jenkins
An Adventure in the Upper Sea 12:23 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Bald Face 7:46 Read by Don W. Jenkins
In Yeddo Bay 16:51 Read by Don W. Jenkins
Whose Business is to Live 47:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins


(2 stars)

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 stars)

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 stars)

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

(5 stars)

A very interesting book and very well read

don w rules

(5 stars)

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 stars)

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