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  • The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Fred Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

This collection brings together 17 of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. "The Man Who Would Be King" is the story of two British vagabonds who set off to establish a small kingdom among primitive tribesmen in Afghanistan. Only one of the men returns, and his condition is so bad that the newspaperman-narrator barely recognizes him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me....

  • By Peter on 11-03-09

Terrible narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-09

Fred Williams renders these exciting and wonderous stories in such an unbearably monotonous voice that I couldn't bring myself to get past the first chapter. A shocking bad read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid

  • By Sydney on 22-12-13

Beautifully read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-09

A beautiful book, beautifully read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bleak House

  • (Penguin Classics)
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Beatie Edney, Ronald Pickup
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' epic Bleak House, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Ronald Pickup and Beatnie Edney.As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • beware for study

  • By Jason on 02-09-07

Wonderfully read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-09

I loved the narration of this version. Gravelly and british english, as I would hear it if I were reading it myself. Thank you....