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Kim Audiobook

Kim

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Publisher's Summary

Kim's life takes a curious twist when he meets a holy man, a lama, who is about to embark on a mysterious quest: a pilgrimage that will take him across the vast continent, across rivers and up the Himalayas. And he wants Kim to accompany him.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Michael F. Ryder Chicago, Illinois 05-22-17
    Michael F. Ryder Chicago, Illinois 05-22-17
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    "a grand and sweeping read"

    adventure. humor. drama. history. spirituality. marvelous characters in a faultless novel. will revisit it

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    Brandon A. Bateman Tokyo Japan 02-05-17
    Brandon A. Bateman Tokyo Japan 02-05-17 Member Since 2016

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    "My favorite story read in particularly interesting way."

    I'm a bit biased. This is my favorite book so my comments here are more toward the narration. At first it was hard to get used to someone else speaking the words I've read multiple times. Eventually though I was won over by the cadence of speech and accents for each character that it brought the book new life for me.

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    Carol A Cavanaugh 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "kim"

    i believe this is my favorite book "in all the world". the beginnings of "the great game" in literature anyway. in the "great courses" program, "espionage" the professor addresses kipling's story of kim as part of spying throughout the ages. the characters are so well drawn and it takes you back to india of over 100 years ago and gives you the feeling of those times and the small villages of today that are similar to a tme far away from our current industrial times.

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    frank w rudolphi 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good old fashion adventure"

    Not an easy read but a old classic well written with good onsite into colonial India

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    Daniel B. 09-10-16
    Daniel B. 09-10-16
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    "Timeless"

    The Great Game. Every mans quest. Came for the spy left with enlightenment. India and the enlightened one are in my heart.

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    Hobby Homesteader Freeport, PA USA 08-30-16
    Hobby Homesteader Freeport, PA USA 08-30-16

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    "nice to be entertained from the old lost empire"

    we often forget what the state of the world was such a short time ago... this story brings you such imagery you can nor help listen for hours.

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    Everard 07-18-16
    Everard 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perhaps one of the finest books ever written"
    What made the experience of listening to Kim the most enjoyable?

    Sam Dastor's rendition


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sam Dastor's rendition


    What does Sam Dastor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Can't say because I haven't yet 'just read the book', but since you ask now there's a thought.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sheer enjoyment from beginning to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I first heard of Rudyard Kipling at prep school in 1959 from a classmate then living in Kipling's house. I saw the film 'Kim' with Dean Stockwell on TV, but never paid much attention. Since the advent of Kindle and now Audible.com I am rediscovering all those books I should have read when I was younger. At 64 I feel blessed to have listened to to this book before it was too late. Anyone who is interested in listening to books on or about India is strongly advised to do so by listening to Sam Dastor's rendition. It just doesn't get better than that.

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    Jeffrey Purvin San Francisco, CA 09-26-15
    Jeffrey Purvin San Francisco, CA 09-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliantly Read, but Meandering, Boring Story"
    What did you like best about Kim? What did you like least?

    I recently listened to an excellent Great Courses audio course on the history of espionage. The professor repeatedly praised the book, Kim, as an excellent, early account of of the art of spycraft. I immediately sought to listen to it via Audible. The book's reader, Sam Dastor, is a genuinely gifted voice actor, bringing the book's many interesting characters to life. But, author Kipling's now very outdated writing style was ponderous and often made the story difficult to follow. Re: the book's insights into the life and tricks of a spy, there were many good insights to discover. But, these insights came at the price of having to struggle to stay interested in the book's overall meandering, wordy and often boring story.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rudyard Kipling? Why or why not?

    Yes, based on what I know of some of his other titles.


    Which character – as performed by Sam Dastor – was your favorite?

    Kim, himself.


    Was Kim worth the listening time?

    Not really.


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    Elizabeth 06-21-15
    Elizabeth 06-21-15
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    "Mr. Dastor made the book come alive"

    I was not familiar with "Kim" and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing it through the voices of Mr. Dastor. Each character was distinct and vivid, both as written and as read.

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    Dougie D 06-11-15
    Dougie D 06-11-15
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    "awesome!"

    The reader is Awesome! The voices are unbelievable. it is a great story also. Highly recommended.

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