The complete collection of Kipling's classic tales. Includes "Mowgli's Brothers", "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack", "Kaa's Hunting", "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log", "Tiger! Tiger!", "Mowgli's Song", "The White Seal", "Lukannon", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Darzee's Chant", "Toomai of the Elephants", "Shiv and the Grasshopper", "Her Majesty's Servants", and "Parade Song of the Camp Animals".
Public Domain (P)2015 Trout Lake Media
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"Really good please consider buying"
The narrator was amazing and I was so happy when it included Riki tiki tavi to the rest of the jungle book
"Great narration. The voices were simple"
but very consistent. A nicely narrated authentic version of an imaginative story. Lots of folklore and plain language. Stories from this time period are always nice to listen to because the vocabulary is very descriptive and the grammar is wonderful. Love British narrators.
"Not The Disney Version"
Interesting to listen to, entertaining. From Kipling's original story; not the kid-friendly Walt Disney animated version. Peter Batchelor gives a commendable performance with voice changing and expressive emotion. If you are into the classics, this is worth your time.
"My favorite store in the world the jungle book"
My view of the jungle book is magical entertaining and the best and entertaining book in the world way better than any book I have ever read in the world
"Departing from the Praise"
I can see from the reviews that my opinion is in the minority- so I suppose nearly everyone else.
I guess the book is outdated for today's young audience. I was looking forward to listening to this with my five year old (maybe it was my fault for not understanding that this book is for a more mature audience- but I don't know how one would know that). Primarily, the book is racist, sexist, and brutal which are not good themes for impressionable children. I'm sure I would love the book if it I was only concerned about myself. Additionally, the performance was really droll- my children would fall asleep right away. We listen to audio books together every night after reading and falling asleep during a book is very unusual for them- they usually hang on every word.
I don't think so.
If you are thinking this is a family book, I would wait until the children are mature enough to understand that the themes in this book are outdated and can just enjoy the literature instead of worrying about the messages it might be conveying.
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