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Download The Complete Just So Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Complete Just So Stories (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Rudyard Kipling
4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Johnny Morris Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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The complete collection of Rudyard Kipling's classic fables, read by Johnny Morris.

Have you ever wondered how and why the animals came to be as they are? In these magical tales, drawn from stories he heard as a child in India as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world, Rudyard Kipling gives some wonderfully imaginative explanations.

This selection includes 'The Beginning of the Armadillos', 'The Cat that Walked by Himself', and 'The Butterfly that Stamped'. Originally told by Rudyard Kipling for his own children, these witty, fanciful tales have been loved by generations of children ever since. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen | 2/18/2014

    " 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 Patrick | 2/14/2014

    " I might have read this a few too many times as a kid, but I loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzi Crystal | 2/5/2014

    " Very cute, especially as written from a father to his daughter, but slightly forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 1/27/2014

    " Weird. The early days of children's lit, I guess. The heavily annotated illustrations were a total surprise. Some of the stories are fun, none are bad, but on the whole I'd say they're just so-so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 1/26/2014

    " Kara Shallenberg did a good job of reading Just So Stories for Librivox. Having heard others read them, including Jack Nicholson do the Elephant's Child, and having read a fair number of them to my own children I had a set idea about how several should be done. Her reading sometimes varied, but in the end it was entertaining and a good time, O best beloved. There is a joy in Kipling's phrases that makes these stories best when read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilynn Shea | 1/24/2014

    " "combines nonsense & absurdity" fun stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Mueller | 1/17/2014

    " This was a childhood favorite. I loved the elephant with the too short nose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/28/2013

    " Happy memories of my grandmother. Fun illustrations and silly stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Wootton | 12/25/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Readread | 12/19/2013

    " Best childrens' stories ever! Excellent myths with humor, personality, karma, and plenty of great pictures. Best read aloud in a cast of animated voices stemming from one enthusiastic parent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorena | 12/17/2013

    " I didn't care for this much, but Grant loved it! I hate it when the kids like a book, but I don't. Nicole genuinely liked the stories as well ("How the Whale Got Its Throat" etc.). Eloquent and beautiful writing, but not my cup of tea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Baron | 12/11/2013

    " Short, easy stories with big heart. A must read for anyone who can read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karl | 12/11/2013

    " These fables are still magical, rich and funny as hell to me now as they were when I was a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mroberts | 11/29/2013

    " strange to me, but my children kept begging for more. so four stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avalon | 11/17/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 4/4/2013

    " We liked it enough that we bought it! Very endearing writing style, that I love to read to my kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 fridan | 3/1/2013

    " made me laugh, it's fun... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/8/2012

    " Very fun to read! I'm so glad I finally read it. Extremely creative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 5/8/2012

    " 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 Justine | 3/23/2012

    " One of my favorite books. This is a great book for those who enjoy collections and old stories. One small warning is that some of the words are old English. My favorite story is "The First Letter". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jileen | 2/4/2012

    " Once I started reading this to my 7 yr old, they sounded vaguely familiar. I am fairly sure a teacher read these to me when I was younger. The different stories are kind of like Aesop's fables. We enjoyed them but it wasn't our favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dirt | 2/2/2012

    " Very creative stories with a Lemarkian slant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/28/2011

    " I know this is a classic, but mostly it just helped me fall asleep, not in a good way. Maybe if I had read them as a child I would like them more now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/12/2011

    " Humorous "origin" stories and other "myths". Enjoyed sharing with my daughter (3). Love Kipling's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natascia | 6/14/2011

    " lovely book, beautiful language, I wish I'd read this book when I was a kid. "

  • 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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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.