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IF | [Rudyard Kipling]

IF

"IF", a poem by Rudyard Kipling, is a timeless gem that recently reemerged in popular culture when it was put to music in a 2007 Joni Mitchell release. In the poem, a father gives advice to his son.
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"IF", a poem by Rudyard Kipling, is a timeless gem that recently reemerged in popular culture when it was put to music in a 2007 Joni Mitchell release. In the poem, a father gives advice to his son.

©2007 Naxos Rights International; (P)2007 Naxos Rights International

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    Cheryl Castlereagh, Australia 09-13-13
    Cheryl Castlereagh, Australia 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If. Poem by Rudyard Kipling"

    Rudyard Kipling plainly and with great insight describes what masculinity really is, He has a skill at succinctness and plain talking. I printed this poem up and gave it to my son when he was young. He still has the poem.

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    Lois Papamoa, New Zealand 01-24-12
    Lois Papamoa, New Zealand 01-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    Where does IF rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If is a poem by Kipling giving advice to his son. A classic that was once frowned upon but is now making a comeback.


    What does Michael Caine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A beautiful voice with excellent diction


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing more to say. I love the poem and always have since i first read it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Prudence Bremerton, WA, United States 10-05-10
    Prudence Bremerton, WA, United States 10-05-10 Member Since 2010
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    "IF"

    Loved it. A beautiful poem. I have read it many times but, hearing it so beautifully spoken, is wonderful.

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    Michael Sydney, Australia 11-13-12
    Michael Sydney, Australia 11-13-12 Member Since 2007

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "GREAT"

    Michael Caine does an excellent job reading this poem that all men should learn by heart and tell their sons.

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    This is a great poem and a great performance by Michael Caine at a good price.

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  • Maureen
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    11/30/12
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    "Beautifully read"

    I love this poem anyway - but Michael Caine does add something to the telling. Really lovely!!

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