This quintessentially English poem is in the form of a father's advice to his son on transitioning into manhood. Phillip J. Mather's masterful delivery poignantly captures Kipling's inspirational and timeless philosophy.
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"A classic poem wonderfully narrated."
Definitely, it is a wonderfully inspirational poem. It was given to my husband a long time ago by his father and has been his favourite poem ever since. It hangs in our office and I love it too, it was really nice to hear it narrated.
Phillip J. Mather's quintessentially British voice is perfect for the narration, it epitomises the true British strength of character. Rudyard Kipling's inspiration for this poem was Leander Starr Jameson a man whose characteristics Rudyard recommended young people to live by, all those years ago.. However, the words he wrote still ring true today.
I found Phillip J Mather's narration sent shivers down my spine and made me proud to be British.
"Classic poem beautifully narrated"
I love this poem for its timeless power to provoke the same reaction. I always feel like I’ve been picked up by my boot straps and reminded of who I can be. Phillip J. Mather is the perfect narrator for this landmark poem that everyone should hear and own to play again and again. A very special recording.
This is a very short but nice classic poem about a father telling his son what it takes to become a man. The narrator has a deep appealing accent that was a perfect fit for this piece.
The challenging lessons of life along with encouragement and inspiration.
Rudyard Kipling because of the meaningfulness in what he conveyed
I just loved his performance - he brings the story and its meaning alive!
Yes, I would, but this was just a short excerpt which I enjoyed.
I could listen to Phillip Mather's narrations forever!
"Short and Great"
Mr. Mather brings the quintessential British finesse to IF that would be absent if anyone else were to narrate. He's delivery is perfect.
"Swimmingly spoken poem"
Smooth delivery of a great Brit favourite. If only we painted pictures of modern masculinity in similar prose and people actually read or listened to it.
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