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The Jungle Book I & II Audiobook

The Jungle Book I & II

Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikkitikkitavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters.
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Publisher's Summary

Children everywhere have read and loved Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book—and continue to do so. Here Blackstone offers this collection of moral fables in its entirety.

Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikkitikkitavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters.

Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Though these marvelous tales were written in Victorian times, they are still worthy of being read and enjoyed by today’s youngsters. Fantasy is currently very popular with young readers, and here are stories in this genre that are truly excellent.” (Children’s Literature)

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    Julia 03-30-12
    Julia 03-30-12 Listener Since 2009
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    I had a hard time deciding which edition of The Jungle Book to purchase. The piece of information missing from most every item description was the actual contents of the recording. A survey of the unabridged versions of both Jungle Books I & II yields vastly disparate running times. To assist the discerning shopper, allow me to confirm that this edition (Blackstone Audio - running time 11h 8m) is the complete compilation of all of the stories and poems of The Jungle Books (1 & 2), from "Night Song in the Jungle", the prelude to "Mowgli's Brothers", to "The Outsong", the postlude to "The Spring Running", and everything in between.

    68 of 68 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Brooklyn, NY, United States 04-09-14
    Amazon Customer Brooklyn, NY, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent reading of classic tales"

    I really enjoyed Ralph Cosham's narration. He does the voice of Bagheera so well, and it's different from Baloo or Mowgli. One note - this recording includes for the First and Second Jungle book. The Second Jungle Book, also narrated by Cosham, is available separately but I don't think you'd need it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    lattetown Seattle, WA 05-10-15
    lattetown Seattle, WA 05-10-15

    I like book when they are read... To me with different voices for all the characters... By a talented author. ~Haiku

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    "My favorite version of the Jungle Book"

    These are all the classic tales in the Jungle Book... some of which I don't think I remember from when I was young like "Red Dog". I especially like the character voices of this narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites"

    I've always loved these stories, and I really enjoyed the audible version. Mr. Cosham gave the characters different voices workout going "over the top" as some narraters I've heard, and I enjoyed the pace.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thal 04-24-15
    Thal 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Ah!"

    The poems chill me to the bone. The performance of Baghera's voice is the best, but it's all wonderful. The stories are a bit outdated and sometimes a bit difficult for me to care about enough, like the seats and inuits.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lyric G. Eads Buffalo, WY USA 12-03-15
    Lyric G. Eads Buffalo, WY USA 12-03-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Full honors to this rendition"

    I often find myself revisiting Kipling's tales - and I was thrilled to find this audio version on the sale rack, so to speak. The narrator does an excellent job conveying the nuances of these beloved old tales.

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    Cheryl 03-13-15
    Cheryl 03-13-15

    Imagine It Believe It Make It Real

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    "good story but needed different narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Ralph Cosham’s performance?

    I love Ralph Cosham's performances for Louise Penny's series about Chief Inspector Gamache but for this story I feel it needed a more youthful voice and more lively interpretations.


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    Federico Alvarez 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The worst performance ever!"
    Would you try another book from Rudyard Kipling and/or Ralph Cosham?

    I don't really know.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably a sci fiction book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I beleive this is the worst narration ever! Hard to understand and using a moron tipe just made me erase the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I donp't have enough info to qualify the book itself


    Any additional comments?

    Worst narrator ever!

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pierre Gauthier Montréal 02-15-13
    Pierre Gauthier Montréal 02-15-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Disappointing!"
    Any additional comments?

    Potential buyers should be aware that the ‘Jungle Book’ is not a novel but a collection of short stories.
    These are not in chronological order nor indeed necessarily connected to one another. Some are not even set in the jungle but rather in Alaska or on Baffin Island!

    The resulting hodgepodge is plainly not very interesting, certainly much less than the many children’s books that have been derived from it or than the famous Disney animated movie!

    3 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    "The Original Jungle book"

    I love the original Jungle Book and its very well read. i keep going back to this audio book and listening over and over again.

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