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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (18,149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Boris Karloff Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Four imaginative fables by one of the world's great storytellers propose whimsical explanations of how certain animals acquired their distinctive physical characteristics. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/11/2014

    " Book on CD with the 4 year old. Jim Weiss narrating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/27/2014

    " Just So Stories is written from the child's-eye point of view, of a loving parent telling of a fantastical land near the beginning of time. They each have a "moral of the story" and are SO fun to read aloud, giving each character (including the narrator) a different, emphatic voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gratia | 1/24/2014

    " My son's first read aloud book that both of us loved. His love for words probably began from that moment (or it could be AA Milne's When We Were Very Young). The words of the stories are written with beautiful cadence, you can feel the book dance. Reading books was the happiest time I shared with my son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ehnonymus | 1/3/2014

    " just so amazing. i loved them when i was little and i love them still. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi Scott | 12/25/2013

    " i forgot how much i love these stories! they are so much fun and i enjoy how he makes up wonderful odd reasons for why things are the way they are. It was very fun reading them again, and the boys enjoyed them, especially the "best beloved" part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri UK | 12/25/2013

    " These were cute. I wish my son was younger and I could have read them outloud though! I liked the first half much better though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 12/23/2013

    " I loved this book as a kid. My favorite story was of how the elephant got his long trunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Larsen | 12/11/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorites. I still love to read the stories aloud to my grandchildren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Anderson | 11/28/2013

    " Me and my 7-year old son loved this book for bedtime stories. The audiobook is fun to listen to, also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandielle | 10/7/2013

    " The language in this book is beautiful (and sometimes difficult to read aloud). We loved it...except the alphabet story that was so long and drawn out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Yam | 9/19/2013

    " read to me when i was small "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 8/27/2013

    " These were fun. I read them to Emmett, Mariah and Eden. My favorite story is "How the Camel got his Hump". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel Vincent | 7/30/2013

    " Rudyard Kipling really knows how to create stories that are based on nature. His creativity, style and wit seems to match every story that he makes and captures the innocence, history, culture, humor and significance of that story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla Akins | 1/13/2013

    " My mother read these stories to me as a child. I love these. I found my vintage copy on ebay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 12/31/2012

    " I read this to my son before he knew how to read. He was, and still is, my best beloved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Tversky | 12/8/2012

    " There's something addictive about Kipling's fun, repetitive imaginings about animals and their origins. They have me inventing new stories for my favorite creatures and revisiting my ideas about creation and desire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 10/6/2012

    " A little too cute, a little too paternalistic, colonial, sexist, all that stuff, but with very funny moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avalon | 9/13/2012

    " These are fictional stories of how things were created and then changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/18/2012

    " This book explains why cats can be so damn cranky and cold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 8/17/2012

    " this is the most lovable, timeless book ever. make sure you're reading an edition with kipling's illustrations - they're precious. and if you're reading this aloud, you'd better use different voices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Astrid Lim | 5/7/2012

    " I like some of the stories, but the others were just so-so. Kipling's imagination blew me away sometimes. I also love the illustrations, they're really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseann | 12/3/2011

    " Nobody does it like Rudyard! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 11/13/2011

    " Very enjoyable. Would be fun to read out loud. The pictures are great! But not in this version. I had borrowed a friend's nice copy, in which the pictures were nice and clear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 8/6/2011

    " It shows its age but it is certainly well worth reading. Kipling had a lot of opportunity to observe what he is writing about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/12/2011

    " I love stories that tell you why things are so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 4/17/2011

    " I read these to my children and we all enjoyed them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magdalen | 4/10/2011

    " This is a positively charming little book! The stories are told in such a childlike fashion yet use such a wide, cultured vocabulary and perfectly illustrate some of the deep truths of life in general. A must-read for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.J. | 4/9/2011

    " Starting to reread this one to my son as my dad read to me a few years back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meor | 4/7/2011

    " One of my favorites childhood book (and memories). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jericho "Jack" Aleksandr | 3/30/2011

    " Whimsical, delightful. "The Cat Who Walked By Himself" remains a lifelong favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krisannekerr | 3/25/2011

    " I was glad to have finally read these. We read them to Anna. She enjoyed them, but the language was hard to understand at times and sometimes difficult to read aloud. I read that to hear Kipling tell them was much better than to read them. I imagine he was a great storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/15/2011

    " My absolute favourite childhood stories which I still love to this day. I can recite the beginning of the armadillos by heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janel | 3/12/2011

    " I loved this book, I can't believe that I missed this one as a child. It is probably one of my favorite children's books of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 3/8/2011

    " In third grade, my teacher read us 'The Elephant's Child' one day after recess. That night at dinner, I recited the entire thing to my parents. And so began my love for the Just So Stories (and the discovery of my freakishly good memory). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/24/2011

    " Very lovely fables with a refreshingly different(to the U.S. reader) vocabulary. Some were a lot of fun. Some were a little dull, but overall, a quaint, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 2/8/2011

    " We read these as bed time stories and my kids were very good about getting into their beds and laying down so that I could read them a couple of stories. They are pretty short, so we would usually read 2-3 a night. We finished the book in about 5 days stretching it out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2011

    " this is a fabulous book and I highly recommend it to everyone...this is one to keep on the bookshelf and to put in the purse when your traveling with kids....I simplify the language a little so my children listen to it... "

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