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Riki-Tiki-Tavi Audiobook

Riki-Tiki-Tavi

This is a selection from the The Jungle Book, in which a mongoose saves the day.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Rudyard Kippling's irresistible language is brought to a new level with Cindy Hardin Killavey's performance of Riki Tiki-Tavi. This famous excerpt from The Jungle Book centers on the adventures of a heroic mongoose with pink eyes. There is nothing like listening to Kippling's delightful world of animals in action. Killavey's lyric narration and Walter Zimmerman's virtuosic rendition of characters makes this audiobook a wonderful companion for anyone who wishes to travel the world without moving an inch.

Publisher's Summary

This is a selection from the The Jungle Book, in which a mongoose saves the day.

© and (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings

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    Amazon Customer 04-07-16

    A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.

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    "superb"

    I can picture this story in my mind like it was the film. Excellent narration .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hopefull Tucson, Arizona 03-25-16
    Hopefull Tucson, Arizona 03-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "India, a dangerous place"

    Both the story and the narrator were excellent. Riki-Tiki is indeed a brave, and swift, mongoose.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tricia 03-19-16
    Tricia 03-19-16
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    "Awesome!"

    I loved this book!๐Ÿ’–I recommend this book to people who like intense storys.๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒโœจ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿž๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿกโšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽญ ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿ’กhaaaaaaaaaa, yay.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-10-15 Member Since 2015

    I like books

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    "classic"

    always a classic piece of work. I used to watch the cartoon as a kid

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ted 10-14-15
    Ted 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Childhood. Favorite"

    Great old story, one of my childhood v favorites. I like it better than the jungle book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Audubon, NJ, United States 03-26-15
    James Audubon, NJ, United States 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic story"

    One of my all time favorite short stories. The narrators did a good job bringing it to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wonderbrat 03-01-15
    Wonderbrat 03-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A classic"

    A classic story
    One of my favorites from childhood.
    The narrator has a pleasant voice and a fair reading style.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer California 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer California 01-07-13 Member Since 2012

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    "great childhood memory"
    Would you listen to Riki-Tiki-Tavi again? Why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the lead character of course!


    What about Walter Zimmerman and Cindy Hardin Killavey โ€™s performance did you like?

    voices and intonations were similar to my imagination when i read it as a child and when it was produced as a short animated film


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Silver Venice, FL 03-28-14
    Silver Venice, FL 03-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good childrens story, but---"
    Where does Riki-Tiki-Tavi rank among all the audiobooks youโ€™ve listened to so far?

    Well, considering I am rating the audiobook, not so much the book, I'd say that Riki.T.T. is kind of low actually. I was recommended it as an introduction to how Kipling writes (by a major Kipling fan), and while I do very much like the story, the narrator for this book was disappointing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite character was actually the male bird. Despite being not so bright, I liked him for his slow of mind way.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance itself was...less than par. The narrator did do her best to add emphasis and emotion to the story- which she did. I appreciate that, however, her voice was not what I would have chosen for this book. All but two of the characters in the book were male, so I'm not certain why a female was chose to read the story. I am also a bit picky though, preferring the narrators gender to match the author or the majority of characters genders.

    The audio quality on this particular audio book was also very poor. You can hear strange audio ghosts from the narrators voice as you listen. Almost like a muffled echo.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I personally like Riki's first kill.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps re-record with same narrator if you must? This audio seems old.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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