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The Man Who Would Be King [Classic Tales Edition]

Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Through the sands of the scalding deserts of India, two loafing vagabonds follow a half-scribbled map, heading for a land they hope to conquer.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison
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Ugh...

Ok, I know this was a cheap buy, buy why, WHY, do we have British stories being narrated with American accents? I find this really hard to listen to. It just feels like it's all over the place. I'd never expect to hear a Stephen King or a Jim Butcher book narrated in a British accent... What a waste... I think I'll just give it back!

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Fantastic.

Brilliantly written and brilliantly read. The incredible story of two con men who attempt to swindle the tribes of the Middle East. Highly recommended.

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  • Clark Poulsen
  • 21-01-19

wasn't the best

wasn't the easiest story to get into the lexus is much different than that of my every day life the performance was good.

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  • M. E. Donnelly
  • 20-03-17

Good classic listen.

Reading quite good. Don't expect it to be like the movie. They're each good in their own rites.

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  • French Club Asp
  • 28-01-19

BJ Harrison brings book to life

This was an excellent rendition of the story the man who would be King and Mr. Harrison did a remarkable job of bringing to life the characters within the story by changing his voice to lend each character its own personality. I would definitely purchase another audible book read by this man. Very enjoyable.

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  • Russell Bernard
  • 13-01-19

Enjoyed it

B. J. Harrison does a great job narrating this interesting story by Kipling. It is short and interesting.

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  • Dr. Joe de Beauchamp
  • 03-05-20

King

One of my favorite movies with Sean Connery. this is a great book and very well narrated.

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  • Helen Callicott
  • 10-03-20

Delightful

I love audiobooks; I especially enjoyed the superb narrator in the way he brought each character to life and made the experience dream-like

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  • M. Leavell
  • 19-03-18

Read this, not the David Ian Davies

I can't compare this to other readings, but this is far preferable to the David Ian Davies. While a distinctly British reading, Davies' Irish and Scottish brogues are so authentic as to render his reading of the story unintelligible.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-02-18

Outstanding

It's abruptly poignant. Dan the narcissist becomes Dan the king when he's been stripped of his position. but comes into his nobility.

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  • Roman
  • 13-09-17

One mistake can brind down the whole structure

The story follows two crooks from England, as far as I remember, who travel to Middle East and become kings; and by disregarding the previous beliefs they had loose it all.