The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses

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by Robert W Service
1 hour, 19 minutes
Unabridged Lyrical Poetry Collection

Robert W Service Spell of the Yukon

Thirty-four accessible, adventurous poems including the famous narrative oft-memorized poems “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” This collection has also been published as “Songs of a Sourdough.”

Read by Craig R Currier. Podcast includes the poem “My Madonna.” Complete audiobook collection (in the downloadable archives above) includes:

The Land God Forgot
The Spell of the Yukon
The Heart of the Sourdough
The Three Voices
The Law of the Yukon
The Parson’s Son
The Call of the Wild
The Lone Trail
The Pines
The Lure of Little Voices
The Song of the Wage Slave
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Cremation of Sam McGee
My Madonna

The Reckoning
The Men that Don’t Fit In
Music in the Bush
The Rhyme of the Remittance Man
The Low-Down White
The Little Old Log Cabin
The Younger Son
The March of the Dead
Fighting Mac
The Woman and the Angel
The Rhyme of the Restless Ones
New Year’s Eve
The Harpy
The Tramps

Funding A Free Audio Library

Originally for sale on November 16, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.

Robert William Service (1874-1958) was a well-traveled poet, war-correspondent, author, and actor. Though born in Lancashire, England, he spent much of his life in Canada, and his most famous poetry immortalized the Yukon where he was stationed for eight years. He married a French woman after serving as a war correspondend in World War I, returned to North America during World War II, and ultimately returned to France after the war was over. He is known for his poetry's great accessibility and often action-packed adventure, and even people with little interest in poetry have taken the time to memorize some of his more famous verses.

Craig Currier is a graduate the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in English and Dramatic Art. He has been featured in numerous roles in regional and college theaters in Northern California including the Marin Shakespeare Festival, the Prospect Theatre Project and the Central Valley Radio Players. Craig has recorded narration for UC films and is a student at VoiceOne of San Francisco. His wife, Barbara, is happy that he is now spending more time at home recording audio books and less time away in rehearsal.

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