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The Valley of the Moon

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jack London

Narrated By: Richard Kilmer

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: August 2016

Duration: 19 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

The novel Valley of the Moon is a story of a working-class couple, Billy and Saxon Roberts, struggling laborers in Oakland at the Turn-of-the-Century, who left the city life behind and searched Central and Northern California for a suitable farmland to own. The book is notable for the scenes in which the proletarian hero enjoys fellowship with the artists' colony in Carmel, and he settles in the Valley of the Moon. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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  • Anonymous

    I chose this book because I live in California and thought it would be interesting. It is probably a realistic portrayal of lifestyle back then, but I didn't realize that it was rated for children until I got a fair way into it. The reader's cadence was very s-l-o-w so I listened at 1.25 speed. If I'd had a physical book, I'm sure I would have skimmed and skipped some paragraphs along the way because the London's writing was a bit long-winded making the whole thing that much more drawn out. That said, I finished it and enjoyed the story.

  • Debbie P

    What a complete waste of time, I'm not a person who can easily give up on a book. I'm an eternal optimist and I persevered to the end hoping it would get better but alas no ???? I know that in Jack London's time, racism was much more common and but the amount in this book made me very uncomfortable at times. The story is unexciting when compared to White Fang or Call of the Wild if like me you are expecting that then like me you will probably be disappointed. On the plus side Jack London's ability to describe things in such a way made it very easy to imagine Saxon, Billy and their travels but it was unable to save the mundane storyline

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