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The Man Who Would Be King [Classic Tales Edition]

Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Through the sands of the scalding deserts of India, two loafing vagabonds follow a half-scribbled map, heading for a land they hope to conquer.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison

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Good classic listen.

Reading quite good. Don't expect it to be like the movie. They're each good in their own rites.

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BJ Harrison brings book to life

This was an excellent rendition of the story the man who would be King and Mr. Harrison did a remarkable job of bringing to life the characters within the story by changing his voice to lend each character its own personality. I would definitely purchase another audible book read by this man. Very enjoyable.

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wasn't the best

wasn't the easiest story to get into the lexus is much different than that of my every day life the performance was good.

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Enjoyed it

B. J. Harrison does a great job narrating this interesting story by Kipling. It is short and interesting.

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Read this, not the David Ian Davies

I can't compare this to other readings, but this is far preferable to the David Ian Davies. While a distinctly British reading, Davies' Irish and Scottish brogues are so authentic as to render his reading of the story unintelligible.

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Outstanding

It's abruptly poignant. Dan the narcissist becomes Dan the king when he's been stripped of his position. but comes into his nobility.

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One mistake can brind down the whole structure

The story follows two crooks from England, as far as I remember, who travel to Middle East and become kings; and by disregarding the previous beliefs they had loose it all.

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  • Andrew
  • 08-27-16

Ugh...

Ok, I know this was a cheap buy, buy why, WHY, do we have British stories being narrated with American accents? I find this really hard to listen to. It just feels like it's all over the place. I'd never expect to hear a Stephen King or a Jim Butcher book narrated in a British accent... What a waste... I think I'll just give it back!

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  • Mat
  • 02-01-17

Fantastic.

Brilliantly written and brilliantly read. The incredible story of two con men who attempt to swindle the tribes of the Middle East. Highly recommended.