My very first audiobook experience

The Call of the Wild - Jack London

This is my first attempt at listening to an audiobook. The plan is to listen to audiobooks when I go for walks, in an attempt to get me out walking more. We'll see if it actually works.

The Call of the Wild was a very emotive, sad, brutal read, yet sometimes hopeful. I’m pleased I read this, but it has left me with a hauntingly disturbed feeling in the same way seeing a documentary about dog fighting did a couple of years ago.

Listening to this in the form of an audiobook as an adult, disturbed me in a similar way to watching Watership Down as a child did. This was much more brutal than I had expected it to be, but I still enjoyed it in a sort of sad, poor Buck kind of a way.