This rich, wonderfully written classic features two opportunists who venture into remote Central Asia with the intention of acquiring a country to rule. Their adventures meet with surprising initial success but then.....
This story is widely regarded as a masterpiece. Its combination of an excellently delivered tale interwoven with deeper speculations is outstanding. This story is read for you by Richard Mitchley who has worked in theatres throughout Britain as well as with the BBC and ITV and his own Mayfly Theatre company.
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My favorite listens are historical fiction. Robert Graves' "I, Cladius" and "Claudius the God" are my most enjoyable listens (and reads)!!
My LOVE of the film brought me to this story. Had I never seen the movie I still would've enjoyed this story. But the movie is one of those very rare cases where the conversion to film exceeds the richness of the written word. This a great story and I encourage you to buy this work and see the film, I'm happy I have!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Worth the listen to. Worth the read. Worth the viewing of the movie. You won't be disappointed. Rudyard Kipling at his best. Wonder why this book wasn't longer and perhaps more sub-plots etc. Never the less a very enjoyable couple of hours listening entertainment.
I was first introduced to this story line by the Movie starring Sean Connery and was pleased to find that it was closely scriped with the book.
The book was better and I throughly enjoyed the imagry and conversational tones which were excellently portrayed.
Near the end how the main character displayed courage, honor and a depth of character.
Yes, though a poignant portrayal of greed, insensitivity to developing conditions and the source of good fortune, it was funny in parts, sad in others. But through it all at the end of the day men can rise above themselves.
Business Physicist and Astronomer
Considering the waste of lives and treasure spent trying to conquer Afghanistan, this tale is as valid as it was 100 years ago.
It's almost embarrassing to to hear the naive tale and learn of the tragic ending.
well read by richard mitchley the whole story was good. the style of the writting was very good, i have had not other experiance of kiplings work but after this i will find more of his stuff
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