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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Madhav Sharma Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling's finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting out, with a Tibetan Lama, on a double quest. This eventually leads to enrolment in the Indian Secret Service and a thrilling climax in the Himalayas. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shauna | 2/11/2014

    " truthfully, the story would have been good,if it did not completely elude my understanding for the majority of the novel. the whole idea behind the text was one that had its merits for being worthy of a good read, but there was so much history and dialog concerning India and its religions and ethnicity, that i was totally left in the dark on;thus, without the ability to piece things together, my attention was greatly diverted, and sticking to the basic story line took a little too much effort to call this book enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peacegal | 2/9/2014

    " This wasn't one of Kipling's strongest stories. In fact, I found it rather boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CLM | 1/13/2014

    " Tenth grade English - I think I would appreciate it much more now, without the terrible teacher "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Johnson | 1/12/2014

    " I love this book so much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jayne Charles | 1/10/2014

    " I tried really really hard to stay with the plot, but it was like being sucked under the water by an extra strong current, and drowning. I just couldn't stay with it, and ended up skimming the last quarter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/10/2014

    " Why you gotta be so racist, Kipling? Time and place for everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/8/2014

    " I love the way Kipling's characters jump off the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 McKay | 1/2/2014

    " a perfect book. india a century before the darjeeling ltmd. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/16/2013

    " This was a very verbose read. Lots of footnotes on almost every page, which was distracting. So easy to put down, so hard to pick back up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 12/15/2013

    " It's a good book that reads like a late 19th century precursor to a spy novel. It gets a little bit slow at times as Kipling's descriptions sometime read more like inventories running pages long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark C. | 12/7/2013

    " A wonderful tale. The 1950 film by the same name, with Dean Stockwell in the lead and Errol Flynn, is but a loose adaptation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zane | 12/4/2013

    " Complex and adventurous. Reads like an arabian horse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 11/26/2013

    " Good story not at all what I was expecting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trina | 11/19/2013

    " I never finished. It got too tedious. I feel guilty about this, but it was too heavy-going, and there are so many more books to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 10/13/2013

    " This title is for one of my 2 bookgroups. I am having trouble with it; too outdated, and certainly not politically correct! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 6/25/2013

    " Found it a little slow and cumbersome at times, but a good commentary of life in India under British rule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 5/13/2013

    " While this book is occasionally hard to keep up with, it's a good story and made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Said P. | 11/20/2012

    " Hated the beginning, loved the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 9/29/2012

    " I loved the sense of place, British India, and people, but the story confused me at times. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ginger | 6/17/2012

    " I read it for an Indian History class. I'm not a fan of Kipling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anastasia | 6/9/2012

    " Another of my all time favorites. Kim is a jewel of a story, and should be treasured. Kipling has a way with words that makes your heart leap. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacy | 3/18/2012

    " I wish I could give this negative stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 11/25/2011

    " Rudyard Kipling's novelized history of the Great Game and childhood hero, Kim, a bastard child of the Raj. Relates the mood of the times to go along with the facts in Peter Hopkirk's "The Great Game". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hector | 5/7/2011

    " It's a beautiful story combined with both action and a magical description of India, from it's landscapes, to the mixing of cultures and religions.

    Amazing book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pachuban | 4/16/2011

    " Fantastic in the way of good stories that may stick with a person, in one way or another, for a very long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/7/2011

    " A great geography lesson and a fantastic story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mahad | 3/28/2011

    " kipling is too deprived ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 3/25/2011

    " Read it once a year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bcoghill | 3/24/2011

    " What a wonderful story. Action in an exotic locale. Lots of things to think about. Most excellent for my first full Kindle read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trina | 3/16/2011

    " I never finished. It got too tedious. I feel guilty about this, but it was too heavy-going, and there are so many more books to read.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saharvetes | 3/5/2011

    " The description of the Grand Trunk Road is wonderful, just perfect! Otherwise too imperialistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexi | 3/2/2011

    " So far this is a lyrical and interesting book. Of course, you have to accept Kipling's somewhat stereotypical and racist renditions of India and British colonial cultures, but the tale is adventurous and sweet.

    It finished as beautifully as it began. I officially love Kipling! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 2/12/2011

    " It's a good book that reads like a late 19th century precursor to a spy novel. It gets a little bit slow at times as Kipling's descriptions sometime read more like inventories running pages long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Goethicus | 1/28/2011

    " The first cross-over novel, way before Harry Potter's attempts. A joy! "

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