Audie Award, Excellence in Production, 2016
Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016
The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.
Audible recommends an audience of 8 years+ for this title.
Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Ltd.
I am picky about audio books. I want them well told or not at all. This rendition of the jungle book was done beautifully. It was read so well that the full beauty of the writing was strikingly apparent. It was read with heart, and so was moving and impactful. I will most definitely listen to it many times again.
Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.
When I downloaded this selection I did not notice that it was a dramatization of the Mowgli Stories, and felt some concern when the introduction stated this fact. I don't always like cast readings with theatrical sound effects, preferring to create the theater in my mind. This was a delightful exception. The cast was superb with the voice acting, and the jungle sounds created the proper atmosphere, especially the wonderful bird songs. I was enchanted to hear favorite stories told this way. Highly recommended whether you are new to the Jungle Book or already know it well.
I own 494 Audible Audio books. (See my Stunned Look) That can be a good or bad thing. Either way I'm always entertained and enlightened!
Wonderful! ACTING WAS SUPERB! I'M PROUD TO ADD THIS RECORDING TO MY COLLECTION. It may be a children's
story but it still has the power to entrance this "adult."
I bought this book for my eight-year-old godson on a road trip from North Carolina to New York. He has never been in the car this long so I wasn't sure how he'd do. This book was absolutely exceptional! Between the wonderful narration, music and sound effects, it was so easy to get engrossed in the story. This performance will make you feel like you are in a theater and the acting and music is so amazing you will be able to visualize exactly what's happening. I may have enjoyed it even more than he, lol!! It was a nice distraction for a few hours between his toys and electronic games. I hadn't thought of it in advance but was so glad when it came to me while I was listening to one of my own books. Now it will always be something we plan for. Thanks audible, once again you have made us very happy!!!!!
I have not read the print version. I had only watched the disney (cartoon) movie.
The White Cobra was my favorite I forgot the character's name.
I played this on a road trip, so I listened to it as I drove.
The jungle book is a classic, and this presentation does it justice. The soundtrack makes it even better.
This is by far one of the best books i have ever plus stened to on audible ever. I loved how there is action at every corner and how there are narraters for each character. Thank you for making this a memory of my life in the book section of my brain.
Avid Listener of books at 1-1/2 times the normal speed. Trying to make up for all those boring high school teachers that could not reach me.
Fantastic, This narration brings these stories to life, Get the in depth story of the Jungle book you will never regret it.
Great listening for adults and there children and grand children. All will be enthralled.
I had to listen to this over and over because I loved the characters so much! Great voice talents. Plus amazing actual animal sounds. I'm glad that I own this, because I will be listening to it many more times! And I will be staring it with my children.
"What a beautiful, touching story!!!"
I knew only the sugared Disney version and I was amazed amd touched by this beautiful original! Wonderfully played and acted... I simply could not stop until the 2,5 hours were over!!
Highly recommend for going back to a delightful children's fantasy world, where animals have a moral codex and respect I wish we humans also had! :-)
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