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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (257 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Based on Kipling's own adolescent experiences, Stalky and Co. is a cunning story of mischievous 19th century British schoolboys attempting scholastic mutiny. The faculty and headmaster of a boys' private school repeatedly pursue a trio of poetic pranksters, Stalky, Beetle, and Turkey, as they wage war on fellow students and the establishment with unwavering energy and creativity.

Stalky and Co. is, at times, poignant in its realistic portrayal of boys negotiating manhood, and hilarious in its illustration of their relentless attempts to beat the system, even in the face of creative punishment and a savvy housemaster. Listeners of all ages will delight in this tale of ingenious schemes and rebellious antics. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Rowland | 12/10/2013

    " A lesson in morals and correct attitudes interwoven with schoolboy hi jinks and fun - first book I ever fell in love with "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 10/24/2013

    " superb, took me right back to my own school days when I was directly involved (from both sides) in those kinds of stunts. Great fun to read, great memories and a poignant ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Sheila | 10/18/2012

    " That smart-mouthed bully who used to get away with cheating, lying, and throwing spitballs at your head during Chem. has most likely grown up to be the hero of the frickin' universe. But what are you complaining about, you giddy basket-hanger? Boys will be boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 reed | 6/21/2012

    " My favorite book from about 10 years old to 12. Not even people who like Kipling read this that much. I was a weird kid. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Watkins | 3/14/2012

    " Extremely difficult to read with the slang. Soldiered through because I hate to abandon a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Olson | 8/31/2011

    " humorous story of 3 English schoolboys at boarding school pre-WWI -- read as a child and occasionally reread for laughs and transportation to another time and place "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Didier_warzee | 12/21/2010

    " Not a native engmish speaker I found it sometimes hard to understand the vocabulary used by these young characters. However I enjoyed this reading a lot, feeling as if I were living the adventures with stalky and his companions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Didier_warzee | 11/20/2010

    " Not a native engmish speaker I found it sometimes hard to understand the vocabulary used by these young characters. However I enjoyed this reading a lot, feeling as if I were living the adventures with stalky and his companions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil | 9/20/2009

    " superb, took me right back to my own school days when I was directly involved (from both sides) in those kinds of stunts. Great fun to read, great memories and a poignant ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 reed | 6/12/2009

    " My favorite book from about 10 years old to 12. Not even people who like Kipling read this that much. I was a weird kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starkville Public Library | 5/19/2009

    " Hilarious book by Kipling telling the stories of several trouble-making boys at a British boarding school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/2/2008

    " These stories by Rudyard Kipling are about the antics of a group of boys at a British "public school" (what Americans would call a private boarding school), and some of the stories follow them into adult life. Very entertaining! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2008

    " Extremely difficult to read with the slang. Soldiered through because I hate to abandon a book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Sheila | 6/9/2007

    " That smart-mouthed bully who used to get away with cheating, lying, and throwing spitballs at your head during Chem. has most likely grown up to be the hero of the frickin' universe. But what are you complaining about, you giddy basket-hanger? Boys will be boys. "

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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

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.