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The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (441 ratings)

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Summary

Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama
Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Excellence in Production

The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

Audible recommends an audience age of eight years plus for this title.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 9 episodes to your Library now.

©1894 Rudyard Kipling (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

Critic reviews

 Episode reviews from Audible members:

"Really enjoyable story. I really enjoyed listening to this story, containing a rich mix of voices and sounds that kept me gripping the steering wheel on my daily commute." - Mr A Barnes

"Forget Disney. This was absolutely spellbinding, both the stories and the acting, a pure delight to listen to." - Ron

"Simply incredible. Easily the best audiobook I've heard. The background sounds take you to the jungles of India whilst the incredible cast give added depth to the characters not seen before." - Amazon Customer

"Just beautiful. I absolutely loved this! Everything was just beautiful! The voices were perfect the pace was just right ... I've fallen in love with The Jungle Book all over again." - Clh77

"A brilliant performance of a much loved story. The listener is transported to the Indian jungle complete with an atmospheric background and a cast of excellent actors who do full justice to this wonderful story. I especially enjoyed Richard E Grant's performance as the hissing python, Kaa." - Lesley

"The best ever audio book. This is a full movie without visuals. The characters are voiced so well, the music and sound effects take you to another place entirely. Rudyard Kipling’s age old story is new and fresh, forget Disney! This is the authentic telling. A delight to hear time and again." - Mrs. Y. M. Mariess

"Incredible Performances. I thoroughly enjoyed this performance of The Jungle Book. The entire cast were exceptional and I especially loved Colin Salmon as Bagheera. Normally I'm quite picky about atmospheric sounds however I felt that in this case the background was brilliant. I felt like I could nearly see what was going on. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for something not too long but very entertaining." - Pamela

"MAGICAL. I really recommend this audio book, beautifully cast, and perfect for children or adults. I would just remind people that this is Kipling's delicious and sometimes slightly dark version not Disney's! Beautiful, beautiful stuff. Download it immediately." - Irena Jean Wieczerzynska

"A Sunday Afternoon Treat. From beginning to end this production was top class. The finest of voice actors brought this book to life. The music and sound added greatly to my enjoyment of the tale. I would recommend this audio to my friends. It was good to have this story by the talented Rudyard Kipling brought to life and I will certainly attempt some more of his work." - alan  

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Excellent stories well produced

Kipling's stories are so engrossing and entertaining. The vibe actors have done a marvelous job in bring the various characters to life. Very enjoyable.

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Outstanding perfromances all round

I downloaded this on a whim and never expected to enjoy this so much. The performances bring this classic to life. Something I would happily return to again and again.

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Good story - terribly fast narration!

It was very fast compared to the books and overall an unpleasant experience. Stick with the original!

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classic

loved the way it was read. very good. lm really pleased I have finally read the whole story.

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A lovely reminder of my youth

As a boy I loved the jungle book. This was a well narrated audio book that brought old memories flooding back. Cannot believe this is available free of charge!

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Great adaptation of classic book

So much more to the story than the film with beautiful language. My children loved it.

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for 8-10 year olds

Play it to a 5 year old and you'll have fun sleeping on the edge of your bed while the little oppressor sleeping in the middle (taking up space of 2 people) demands that you protect them from scary jungle creatures lurking under theirs.

It's good but heed my warning. It ain't for preschoolers.

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Excellent interpretation

This piece is a wonderful dramatisation if the jungle book. It’s vivid imagery is faithfully portrayed by a host of well known names to perfection. It was a book I didn’t want to put down, and would highly recommend.

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Unbearable hissing noise

While it's a nice touch to add sound effects, it's prohibitive to enjoying the performance in places. Chapter two opens with a hissing background noise, possibly intended to be water. It's not in the background enough though and competes with the narration and performance. Very disappointing.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Bought this to keep the kids entertained by on a long journey. it entertained is all and was a much more detailed and interesting tale than the Jungle Book we know from Disney cartoons.