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Anna

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  • The Great Poets: Rudyard Kipling

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This anthology of Kipling's most famous poems - including "If", "Mandalay", "Gunga Din" - is taken from Naxos AudioBooks' Great Poets series. Though sometimes still regarded as a product of the colonial era, Kipling touches a very popular nerve in Britain's literary tradition and is regarded more generously now as a master of popular verse. It is often forgotten that he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My blind date with Kipling

  • By Anna on 19-08-11

My blind date with Kipling

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-11

You simply don't know what you are buying, because on the site of Audible there is no such a thing like the full list of poems. You also cannot choose which one of them you want to listen at a time because the anthology is not divided into the tracks. The matter concerns not only this audiobook but also others records of poetry.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Selected Just So Stories

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Johnny Morris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Have you ever wondered how and why the animals came to be as they are? In these magical tales, drawn from stories he heard as a child in India as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world, Rudyard Kipling gives some wonderfully imaginative explanations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the verses?

  • By Anna on 19-08-11

Where are the verses?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-11

The book although beautifull and wonderfully read IS abridged! I was very disapointed not finding my favorite verses in the end of each story. In truth, the verses were for me the main reason for buying the UNABRIDGED book so I am entitled to feel not only disapointed but simply cheated. Besides, buying the audiobook consisted of certain number of stories, you expect you can choose which one you would want to listen at a time. On this record it is imposible because they are not divided into the tracks.

28 of 29 people found this review helpful