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IF

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Publisher's Summary

"IF", a poem by Rudyard Kipling, is a timeless gem that recently reemerged in popular culture when it was put to music in Joni Mitchell's 2007 release. In the poem, a father gives advice to his son.

©2007 Naxos Rights International; (P)2007 Naxos Rights International

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    MsRanPan 29/12/2012
    MsRanPan 29/12/2012 Member Since 2014

    I really enjoy reading but don't have the time so audible is a perfect solution, listen while doing boring tasks.

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    "Great"

    This is a great poem and a great performance by Michael Caine at a good price.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 30/11/2012
    mollyeyre 30/11/2012
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    "Beautifully read"

    I love this poem anyway - but Michael Caine does add something to the telling. Really lovely!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 12/11/2016
    John 12/11/2016
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    "Doesn't Play Through Amazon Echo!!"
    Would you try another book written by Rudyard Kipling or narrated by Michael Caine?

    Maybe if this is fixed, otherwise no.


    What other book might you compare IF to, and why?

    Poetry books, as this is what they are.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It could have played, like all the other books I've bought have....


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment at the lack of playability on Amazon Echo...


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure by now you'll see where I'm going with this?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beepbibab London 20/10/2016
    Beepbibab London 20/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent reading of my favourite poem"

    An absolute delight to listen to. In every way, Michael Kane reads it so beautifully

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    paul pontyclun, United Kingdom 18/07/2013
    paul pontyclun, United Kingdom 18/07/2013
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    "what potch"

    what potch this one minite
    poem is split up into stupid sections,,mike seems to be in a bleedn hurry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Cheryl
    Castlereagh, Australia
    13/09/13
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    "If. Poem by Rudyard Kipling"

    Rudyard Kipling plainly and with great insight describes what masculinity really is, He has a skill at succinctness and plain talking. I printed this poem up and gave it to my son when he was young. He still has the poem.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lois
    Papamoa, New Zealand
    24/01/12
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    "Standards"
    Where does IF rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If is a poem by Kipling giving advice to his son. A classic that was once frowned upon but is now making a comeback.


    What does Michael Caine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A beautiful voice with excellent diction


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing more to say. I love the poem and always have since i first read it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Prudence
    05/10/10
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    "IF"

    Loved it. A beautiful poem. I have read it many times but, hearing it so beautifully spoken, is wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    12/06/16
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    "A sea compressed in a drop of water"

    The poems are more powerful than prose. They convey a wisdom of life time in a few lines. The value of this poem can be understood only by a few. I know a man who has lived by memorising this poem to heart.- Haresh Raichura

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  • Luis Gonzalez
    23/04/16
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    "Daily Required Listening"

    I listen to this every day as part of my daily ritual. Worth every penny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rfi123158
    07/02/16
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    "great poem"

    Michael Caine was great in his reading. Perfect English accent. Just an inspiring poem. Everyone should hear it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • estee479
    14/07/15
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    "Kipling & Caine - perfect pairing"

    beautiful poem, performed by a narrator who would capture my mind just reading a dictionary of medical terminology.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Celeste Bartunek
    12/07/15
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    "Exceptional!"

    I would recommend this book to absolutely everyone! The narration was perfect. The words were true. Very uplifting and concise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Sydney, Australia
    13/11/12
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    "GREAT"

    Michael Caine does an excellent job reading this poem that all men should learn by heart and tell their sons.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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