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Download The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Peter Jeffrey Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Peter Jeffrey reads three of Rudyard Kipling's original classic short stories. Abandoned in the Indian jungle and rescued by a wolf pack, the man-cub Mowgli is educated in the ways of the jungle by Akela the Wolf, Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Black Panther and Kaa the big Rock Python. They teach him to hunt and protect him from Shere Khan, the ever-present Bengal Tiger. As Mowgli grows up, the powers of pack leader Akela wane and Shere Khan persuades the younger wolves to attack the man-cub. However, Mowgli has been told by Bagheera to learn the secret of the Red Flower from the nearby man village, which he can use to protect himself from the tiger. Meanwhile, Shere Khan isn't the only animal with designs on Mowgli. The monkeys want him for their leader, and will even resort to kidnapping him! Includes three complete and unabridged stories: 'Mowgli's Brothers', 'Kaa's Hunting' and 'Tiger! Tiger!'. This recording was previously released on cassette as 'Mowgli Stories'. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 2/18/2014

    " An interesting listen - nothing like the Disney version which is a good thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Dewey | 2/3/2014

    " Very interesting. I liked the teaching of Mowgli and some of the things that came from that. It was different than the Disney movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 1/28/2014

    " So far, I don't get the Kipling quotes. More yet to be read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 1/21/2014

    " This was a decent introduction to a classic for children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/20/2014

    " I didn't know before starting this book that there are actually several stories in it. The first one is about Mowgli, which I thought was the best one. The stories all have animals in them and not all of them take place in the jungle. I'd rate some stories higher than others, but I thought it was a pretty good classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory Talbot | 1/16/2014

    " I think it's safe to say that the movie is only loosely based on the book. I had no idea there were other stories in the book, as well, like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. It was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/12/2014

    " This was interesting, I never read this growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon | 1/11/2014

    " I find Rudyard Kipling's writing to be extremely lyrical and completely enticing. The characters are involved and emotional and draw you in from the moment you start reading about them. Rikki Tikki Tavi was my personal favorite in the compilation. Who knew you could get excited about a mongoose? Very much recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annica | 1/9/2014

    " Overall I really enjoyed it. I was able to get into the first few tales much more than the last few, but all were interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 12/18/2013

    " A charming book of fabels starring all kinds of animals from India. The poems appealed more to me than the short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aniket Mahajani | 11/10/2013

    " Hmmm well I dont find it very interesting when I tried to compare it with the television series, anyways I liked few stories in it although like the white seal, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,Toomai of the elephants. few poems are just irritating to read...altogether a child like experience... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/10/2013

    " Really terrific! I didn't know a lot about the jungle book before I read it, though I was very familiar with Rikki Tikki Tavi and Mowgli the best. I should read this out loud to my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blaine Moore | 10/3/2013

    " I enjoyed the stories of Mowgli, but actually enjoyed the other stories completely unrelated to him even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 8/30/2013

    " I lost this in the move....it is such a good book too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell | 8/3/2013

    " This was the first I ever read the entire book. Pure delight! Kipling is both charming and insightful; even though the lessons may appear rooted in British Raj, they are more timeless than this age will care to admit. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 6/10/2013

    " Nothing special, but a fun read. A collection of short stories about various animals rather than a longer book just about Mogwli. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennysue | 4/2/2013

    " I thought the whole book would be about Mowgli and his jungle adventures but the whole second half had nothing to do with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelseyn | 2/13/2013

    " I am greatly enjoying this classic. It is a well written and entertaining look into the jungle. It goes beyond the beloved Disney tale of the Jungle Book, expanding our look into jungle life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/26/2012

    " Can't believe I never read this as a kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 11/18/2012

    " A classic any adult can enjoy!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndi | 9/6/2012

    " There are multiple short stories in the Kindle edition. Some stories were better than others, but overall, I'm just not a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jones Family | 8/12/2012

    " it was so good if you start you cant stop "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Benedict | 3/28/2012

    " I read the stories with Shere Khan in them because I had just read the Tiger's Wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 3/26/2012

    " Very enjoyable towards the end. One could skip around to read only the Mowgli stories. Some of the other stories were good, too, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen (Kew) | 12/24/2011

    " I especially enjoyed the stories about Mowgli, and Rikky Tikki Tavi. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 10/28/2011

    " Found it really boring. I will try to read it again to my children and see if the adventures are more appealing to a younger listener. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Howard | 7/14/2011

    " I was in Seoni in modern MP where the book is set. So I re-read it. The characters are vivid. And scratch below the surface. The monkeys are Bengalis perhaps, and the Tiger is a Pushtun, like the Taliban, maybe? Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful "

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

    " Brilliant if not a bit overly moralistic on rare occasion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/30/2011

    " Really terrific! I didn't know a lot about the jungle book before I read it, though I was very familiar with Rikki Tikki Tavi and Mowgli the best. I should read this out loud to my kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dampii | 6/26/2011

    " It is not the same than disney history, but is the best "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracey | 6/21/2011

    " children's audio. I couldn't stand the narrator on this one. First of all, she pronounces the "mow" in Mowgli to rhyme with cow (whether it's correct or not, I couldn't get used to it); second of all her tone of voice is boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 6/17/2011

    " It's a series of short stories for children - way more than just Mowgli. Mowgli's story is much less developed than in the Jungle Boy movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 6/14/2011

    " Ugh. Some good moments but tough to get through overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 6/13/2011

    " An interesting listen - nothing like the Disney version which is a good thing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/13/2011

    " Read this to my 8 & 5 year olds. At times, I had a hard time getting them to pay attention. I didn't think they liked it much, but when we were done they both said they liked it. I liked it too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theo | 5/30/2011

    " Easy short read, though some of the later stories are a little tedious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 5/27/2011

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The version I got also had Riki Tiki Tavi and other stories. They were all great, universal tales that children and adults alike could enjoy. Fanciful, fun reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/26/2011

    " Mine is a leather bound issue, part of a collection Dalmatian Press released in 2004. "

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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.