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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (45 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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Five tales which range from the jungles of India to the frozen emptiness of the North...In all of them, Kipling's extraordinary powers of description and ability to identify with human aspiration and animal survival are vividly shown. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi must battle with Nag, the cobra, in his territory; Toomai has a unique glimpse of the elephant world, Kotick, the White Seal, searches for sanctuary, while Kotuko has to find food for his starving Eskimo village. Above all, Kipling's love of life in all its variety shines through. 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 Matthew | 2/15/2014

    " It is a shame that Kipling is not more widely read by boys today. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi gripped my son with its heroic mongoose "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 2/8/2014

    " This illustrator presented at the BYU symposium. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirin bagchi | 2/7/2014

    " Brings back memories of childhood holidays in small towns of East India. I used to really look under the bushes and hedges to search for Riki and other friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracyfood | 2/5/2014

    " Saw the Chuck Jones animated version (from way back when) earlier today, found the original story online to read and compare. The Orson Welles narration in the cartoon is in some cases verbatim from the book, it turns out. Neat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelly Canales | 1/26/2014

    " Haha Reminds me of the old timess =] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby | 1/19/2014

    " this book taught me what a veranda is. I hope to own one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria M. Elmvang | 1/8/2014

    " I read and loved this book as a kid, but haven't read it since and remembered practically nothing about it. It's quite cute and a quick and easy read for children everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki Vanderhoof | 1/7/2014

    " What a sweet and fun story! I honestly must admit that I had never read this story before but I came across it on Amazon and wanted to check it out to see if it would be something my nephews/nieces enjoyed. Such a great story of bravery and loyalty that I think all kids could enjoy. I'll definitely be sharing it not only with my own nephews and nieces, but with those friends who have kids of their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dakota | 12/30/2013

    " Read it in school when I was 11 and I really loved it. It was adventurous and inspired me to travel when I grew up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Henrich | 12/10/2013

    " I remember this story from when I was a kid. I didn't remember it quite the way this was written, but that could be because it was from a show not a book. I love the spirit and courage of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 vampire mahaley | 11/29/2013

    " i thought it was great i saw the cartoon movie and i was cheering for the snake nag an his wife it was said the all there babies die and that they both die the reason i have the date to 10/11//11 is becuz that's the day we finished it in school "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsey | 11/22/2013

    " I think this would be a good bed time story for a child. It's really intersesting and a good time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherie | 11/19/2013

    " 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 Melissa Reynolds | 10/29/2013

    " Have loved this book since 3rd grade! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Gaskell | 9/28/2013

    " I loved this book as a child! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinn | 9/28/2013

    " Rudyard Kipling rocks. I love the way he tells a story and Rikki Tikki Tavi has exotic India as the backdrop, what's not to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 8/6/2013

    " My absolute favourite children's book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/23/2013

    " I found this book in Stratford, Ontario and brought it home as a present for my then 5-year-old son. It has been a favorite read-aloud book ever since. This is an "adaptation," which I take to mean abridged, but the illustrations are so beautiful and vibrant they make the story come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steffi | 7/5/2013

    " Awsome story for grade schoolers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 5/23/2013

    " One of my favorite Kipling tales. It's more adventurous and not as dry as some of the other Jungle Book stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Ruff | 2/24/2013

    " Suspenseful story about a mongoose and how he manages to kill 3 snakes, save an entire family and his animal friends in the garden. I absolutely loved this book and even read it to my 3rd grades whom sat on the edge of their seats the entire time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/17/2012

    " Oh my goodness, I can't believe I forgot this fabulous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 9/14/2012

    " I wish I had a nickel for every time I had to read this aloud to my son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 6/13/2012

    " I liked this story of the brave mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi that saves the lives of the family he lives with. He protects them from the cobras. Pinkney did a great job illustrating this story by Rudyard Kipling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Yelverton | 5/28/2012

    " Far less well known than "The Jungle Book", but in my opinion, it is a much better story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 3/4/2012

    " A wonderful classic about the brave character of a reluctant hero--even if that hero happens to be a mongoose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/13/2012

    " Also one of the 3 best stories ever (The Most Dangerous Game and The Bible are the others). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 12/1/2011

    " I used to love this book about a mongoose when I was really little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Hilley | 10/3/2011

    " Read this book as a child - and I still remember it. Cool story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JaNette | 7/11/2011

    " I think I like this one because of the name as much as the story of mongoose vs cobra, protection and family, and Kipling's writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 7/9/2011

    " This story unnerved me when I first read it. But after seeing the cartoon made of it? Oh my word! Scary!!! For a time I think I wanted to own a mongoose just so I could feel safe again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brande | 5/15/2011

    " Reading this one with the kiddo "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/21/2011

    " Was very exciting to find this book. I remembered it from my childhood. It was a nice story involving a mongoose and his people family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 4/11/2011

    " This was an excellent book about a mongoose and his battle against the snakes who are invading the garden. I was completely intrigued the entire time despite it's length. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Severus | 4/4/2011

    " I hate this so much. I swear, I was about ready to throw my computer against a wall on like the third page or so. It annoyed me to death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/31/2011

    " Suspenseful story about a mongoose and how he manages to kill 3 snakes, save an entire family and his animal friends in the garden. I absolutely loved this book and even read it to my 3rd grades whom sat on the edge of their seats the entire time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 3/1/2011

    " fine...but i had to write all these responses to it for school. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 William | 2/9/2011

    " One f***king horrible book. I read it in lit. Class.
    A book ment for baby's or stupid idiots. I hated the damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 1/31/2011

    " I used to love this book about a mongoose when I was really little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rina | 1/5/2011

    " Great classic story, my two-year-old's favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 12/16/2010

    " My absolute favourite children's book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/29/2010

    " Read this book as a child - and I still remember it. Cool story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 11/19/2010

    " Okay, I really loved this story as a kid...but the one I read didn't have these illustrations. So the story itself deserves 5 stars, but for the pitiful illustrations in this particular book, I had to knock that rating down a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/10/2010

    " Another favorite of boys and girls that deals with courage. Really worth having. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 10/25/2010

    " I absolutely love this story, which is a part of The Jungle Book by Kipling. This version is still pretty good. The pictures were helpful for my kids so they could see what a mongoose and a cobra and other animals looked like. "

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About the Author
Author Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

About the Narrator

Madhav Sharma made his professional acting debut with the Shakespearean International Company, touring such places as India, Singapore, Malaysia, Sarawak, North Borneo, and Hong Kong. He works extensively on stage, screen, and radio in the UK where he now resides.