Kim is the story of a sharp-witted boy who learns about life on the streets of Lahore, in India. He is able to pass as an Indian, but is actually an Irish orphan. His friends from all walks of life call him "Friend of All the World". He meets and adopts a gentle old man from Tibet - a lama searching for the Lord Buddha’s sacred river. The holy man takes the boy to be a chela - disciple - sent from heaven, and Kim comes to love him. But the authorities discover Kim, give him a Sahib’s education, and at 16 years of age, enlist him into the Great Game - the dangerous world of British espionage - at which he excels.
Public Domain (P)2012 AudioGO
I wouldn't listen to this book again, but I did enjoy it. I became immersed in a strange world that I never knew anything about before hearing this story.
The main character is likable and I wanted him to succeed.
Hard question. There are several scenes that stick in my mind now, a few weeks after listening to the book. Probably near the beginning when Kim meets the old man by the canon.
No extreme reaction.
This book was totally different from books I normally read or listen to, but I enjoyed Kiplings poetic style and attention to detail in the story.
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