This book is set in 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has ravaged the world's population. The remnant survivors struggle to live and increase their numbers. James Howard Smith is the last plague survivor. Through the course of this story he tries to impress upon his grandchildren and other listeners, that it is important that they learn about and remember the past. That they need to know more about their world than the basic skills of survival.
I really enjoyed this story, though at the beginning I found it a bit difficult to figure out what was going on. Will definitely be looking for a paper copy of this one.
I downloaded this free audio book from LibreVox. click here to download The Scarlet Plague.
This book was read by James Christopher. It was originally published in 1912 in London Magazine.
To learn more about Jack London and to read my earlie review of The Call of the Wild, click here.
September 21, 2010 - Sorry, I forgot to tell you that Miri from Milk and Honey Quilts recommended this audio book. Click the link to her site and read the excellent review and comments about Jack London.