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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jungle Book Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781470803704
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Children everywhere have read and loved Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book—and continue to do so. Here Blackstone offers this collection of moral fables in its entirety.

Tales of Mowgli, the boy raised by animals in the exotic jungles of India; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a courageous young mongoose who battles the sinister black cobra Nag; Toomai, the boy who works with elephants; and more will delight listeners both young and old. These classic stories brim with adventure and thrills as the lively characters fend off ferocious tigers and deadly snakes, slip through the jungle to watch elephants dance, and seek refuge from dangerous hunters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Though these marvelous tales were written in Victorian times, they are still worthy of being read and enjoyed by today’s youngsters. Fantasy is currently very popular with young readers, and here are stories in this genre that are truly excellent.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “No child should be allowed to grow up without reading the Jungle Books. Published in 1894 and 1895, the stories crackle with as much life and intensity as ever…Young readers will be caught up by the stories, swinging from page to page, breathless, thrilled, and terrified.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Neither allegory nor fairy tale; it rises through imagination to something higher. Mr. Kipling does not use the animals of the jungle to illustrate human nature. He makes them akin…An art that is at once greater, more modern, and more human than any we have known.”

    Critic, Vol. 31

  • “The gift of writing for children is an unaccountable one, bestowed erratically and falling in unexpected places. Mr. Kipling has it in the fullest measure…Certainly the Jungle stories have never been approached in excellence by any other of his prose tales. The field is all his own, and he is safe even from imitators.”

    San Francisco Argonaut

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 2/20/2014

    " When I picked this book up again I did so without remembering this was the story of Mowgli. I'll admit, I don't love this book. It is superbly written. Indeed, a classic. Yet, I don't love it. I like it well enough for the classic that it is and I know my son will love it - it will be a fantastic bedtime book for me to read to him sometime this year. I just can't muster up any real affection for this story. This very well might be a deficiency within me, but it is what it is. I can readily recommend it, as I know others will love it though I do not. Don't even bother with the Disney version, as the real deal is far superior in every way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ismi Persson | 2/18/2014

    " The Jungle Book bukanlah seperti film animasi maupun film manusia yang beredar ketika saya SD. Tidak ada kisah percintaan terhadap sesama manusia dalam buku ini, yang ada hanya pembalasan dendam, pengulitan di akhir cerita benar-benar membuat kita berdecak kagum akan terobosan cerita fabel dari Rudyard Kipling, selain cerita Mowgli, buku ini berkisah juga tentang Kotick si Anjing Laut Putih yang mencari tempat peristirahatan yang damai dari gangguan manusia pemburu, seekor Mangoose peliharaan bernama Rikki-Tikki-Tavi dan seorang anak penakluk gajah bernama Toomai. Bisa dibilang Kipling adalah inspirasi dari penulis favorit saya: Neil Gaiman. Untuk sebuah cerita yang ditulis di akhir 1800-an Jungle Book akan membuat kita terkesima akan imajinasi dan sentilan Kipling terhadap tokoh manusia yang seringnya diceritakan sebagai pengganggu lingkungan para hewan. Dan.. Saya tak bisa membayangkan buku ini (khususnya cerita Mowgli) menjadi bacaan anak-anak, mungkin rating PG lebih tepat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer | 2/18/2014

    " Absolutely worth rereading every few years. Kipling has no equal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 silchi | 2/17/2014

    " I'd never thought I'd enjoy this book so much! Kipling is a master of words. He has so many poignant lines that just hit you - the kind of lines that make you stop, reread them, and reread them again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/16/2014

    " as a classic, it's good to have read this. it is a bit darker than disney version. it was interesting to see his other stories from outside the jungle as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clurb | 2/16/2014

    " I hate myself for saying it, but it's *so* not as good as the film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/14/2014

    " This was actually a very fun read. When I started it, I didn't realize that it is a collection of short stories, and that only the first one is about Mowgli. I think the Mowgli story was the best of the set, but the others were entertaining as well. I'm interested now in reading more of Kipling's works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Sambur | 2/13/2014

    " I never saw the Disney movie, but I am sure it is very different from the book. This classic does not fit my taste in literature, but it has such classic characters it is worth the read. Rudyard Kipling does not play down to children in his writting. His characters are mostly talking animals, but there is nothing unrealistic in their emotions or actions...we can all relate to these animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Young Jae | 2/13/2014

    " Book Abandoned because I found the book boring for me since there are a lot of short stories and none of them has a whole lot of details about the main character and the story changes every time so it's confusing of what I am reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena Hillbrand | 2/12/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/11/2014

    " loved the stories. very touching "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Derrick | 2/9/2014

    " A selection of short stories that deals as much with seals, eskimoes and other such non-Titular schizzle as it does with Mowgli and the jungle. Too many 'songs' for me. Didn't enjoy it nearly as much as "Kim". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Lewis | 2/8/2014

    " I'm not usually a great fan of short story collections, but I liked this pretty well. I certainly could have done without the songs/poems, though. They got to be a touch tedious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Morton | 2/6/2014

    " Some stories I loved, some I did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlyn Steiner | 2/4/2014

    " It was ok but I got sick of it after a while.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrah Carroll | 2/3/2014

    " This is a great book that gives a sense of adventure to the audience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoyed this collection of short stories. Very much, too. Kipling may not have been the best poet, but he nailed it with the Jungle Books. Shere Khan died in a stampede? Kaa was a good guy? Mowgli saved the life of his parents? You'd never know that by watching the Disney movie. I recommend whole-heartedly. It's brain candy, but so were the Harry Potter books. Sometimes you just need some light, but interesting reading, to go along with all the Iliads and Anna Kreninas out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlaintexas | 2/1/2014

    " I am trying to work my way through some of the classics. This was interesting, but just not a page turner for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 1/29/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xopowo | 1/28/2014

    " A complete delight. Much better (and more mature) than the Disney film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa Bennett | 1/27/2014

    " I bet I read this story at least ten times when I was a kid! Read it to your child. Or if you haven't read it yet, at least check it out from your library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Donelan | 1/24/2014

    " I thought the Jungle Book was a very unique book. The story lines for each story moved along quickly, and the variety of characters and stories made it easy to keep interest. The diction was often too cryptic and complex. This was unnecessary and at times very annoying. There were many interesting, deeper messages portrayed in this book. The way that animals were main characters, and used to convey these messages was very unique. Most fables are fairly simple and easy to follow, including The Jungle Book. I recommend this book, and I liked it better than Nickel and Dimed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TJ Anderson | 1/24/2014

    " good. I didn't expect it to be a collection of stories, but I liked many of the ones I hadn't heard of before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty darn good. Drastically different from the Disney movie. Much more depth to the characters and just a good collection of literary work overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/22/2014

    " I'd seen the movie but never read the book. It was really cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 1/20/2014

    " Just re-read this for the somethingth time. (Not sure how often.) This time I read it aloud to my 5th grader. It was fun to share with him. I still enjoy Mogli's stories best, although Rikki-Tikki is a close second. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 1/19/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie The Librarian | 1/17/2014

    " Read in Germany during study abroad. I picked this up in a little bookstore in Kiel and loved it. I had never read The Jungle Books and found them so entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 1/16/2014

    " My favorite parts were about Mowgli and also Rikki Tikki Tavi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aiko | 1/9/2014

    " This was my first book and it gave me some of the best book memories growing up as a kid. I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/8/2014

    " I had never read this, and when my husband picked it up from the library, I decided to listen to it. The cast is amazing, and the story is adventurous. My 4 year old loved listening to it with me in the car. Definitely one that I will read my hard copy with my kids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayden | 1/7/2014

    " To be completely honest, I don't really remember the story very well. I used to read the stories as a kid, and I just remember always loving it. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 1/6/2014

    " I was really hoping to like this book, but it just didn't thrill me. The animal interactions seemed too juvenile for an adult to enjoy but too complicated for a child to understand. Not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leelan | 1/6/2014

    " Haven't read this book since early in college. That makes it almost 30 years ago. I guess Kipling is due for a re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robben Wainer | 1/6/2014

    " This as an amazing perspective of human behavior, that shows how interaction and physical action both unravel, and help us aspire in a way of living our own lives, in accordance with the world we live in. In retrospect an emotional creation helps us to follow what Kipling has begun, by aiding in our understanding of experience, personal conquest, and when victory replenishes only after the very last breath is expired. The Jungle Book is very inspiring. Kipling enhances our views based on belief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dansage | 1/5/2014

    " Classic. Everyone should read it at some point, whether you're a kid or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/5/2014

    " I loved this book with my whole heart when I was a child. I loved the idea of being able to talk to the animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/30/2013

    " Setting aside the institutionalized racism of the times, this is an amazing book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 12/29/2013

    " I read just a few of the stories and they were great! I regret that I didn't read this sooner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 12/24/2013

    " A classic that I should have read when I was younger so that I could have learned from it's wise and adventurous characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/24/2013

    " Never read this as a kid, I did enjoy it and the language was refreshing. However, it did drag a bit. A great adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 12/22/2013

    " I do not remember reading this book, but I knew every story in it. I know I had read one recently in a short story collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thorin | 12/22/2013

    " I was a little disappointed in this book, I had high hopes because I loved the movie so much. It was actually a collection of a few unrelated stories. Don't rush out to read this one for yourself or to your kid, it's ok but there are many better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Campagna | 12/19/2013

    " My favorite book EVER. I've read it countless times and will read it countless times more. "

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

    " Got to be three stars, because Kipling writes so well, but I was overall disappointed with this collection. Apart from Rikki Tikki Tavi, they come dangerously close to toppling over into the twee. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracey | 12/14/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 12/13/2013

    " Had a great time reading this to my three-year-old every night. "

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

    " A lot of fun. I didn't realize that it had stories that had nothing to do with Mowgli (and friends), and those were really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcos | 12/9/2013

    " A childhood favorite. One of the first books I read out of my own choosing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Atef | 12/8/2013

    " Never finished it and I don't think I ever will :/, I don't know where is the problem exactly maybe cause it's old english so I'll just rate it based on the stories I read which where mowgli ones and they were more than brilliant :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Richards | 12/6/2013

    " Not my favorite. I found myself skipping the last story because they were so slow moving that I didn't think I could take another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 12/3/2013

    " 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 Minh Minimum | 11/29/2013

    " I'm in India so I figured that I should read it. Pretty good, I like his prose. Although I think it is currently more of a child's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yi-Ann | 11/28/2013

    " at first i thought the writing style was boring, but then it just became unusual in a good way. i like how he adds poems & songs with all the little stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayla | 11/25/2013

    " loved it.. darker than the Disney movie and Mowgli is awesome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karlie Nyte | 11/23/2013

    " Another classic. Far better than the Disney movie. This book is truly gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 11/21/2013

    " I don't remember ever reading this book which is actually a series of short stories. I think I liked Riki Tiki Tavi the best but maybe that is just because I am most familiar with that one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bret | 11/19/2013

    " Has more meaning when read as an 'adult.' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anuradha Murphy | 11/16/2013

    " I am reading this to my 7-year old in short bedtime-story-length segments. The story is obviously a classic, and the illustrations are beautiful. So far Anju loves it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 11/10/2013

    " We really liked the Mowgli part, but most of the book consists of unrelated stories, of which Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was the best. We're happily moving on to the Second Jungle Book. Even the four-year-old female in the family was into Mowgli's adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Arafah | 11/8/2013

    " I still adore those first (novels) or (stories) i read in my childhood. They will always be my favorites regardless of their concepts or way of writing ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick | 11/5/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tortla | 11/2/2013

    " Kind of boring. The songs and the moralizing animals did't really succeed in holding my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennysue | 10/18/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 10/13/2013

    " kids liked listening to this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael Hassan | 10/12/2013

    " Well, I always thought this was a book purely about Mowgli. That's me told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dawna | 10/10/2013

    " this was great fun to read aloud but we only liked about half of the stories...partly this is my fault, as my lil one is only 5 and there was rather a lot of bloodshed ;) not having read this as a child myself I wasnt aware of it...we'll try again when he's a bit older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 10/9/2013

    " I was surprised to find that I didn't actually like the Jungle Book. Stories not involving Mowgli were boring for me. I found a lot of it to be quite elementary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma | 9/8/2013

    " A selection of stories, which I did not realise when I started reading the book. Some good, some not so good :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami Tilby | 8/31/2013

    " Delightful, insightful, beautifully written. A classic for good reason!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 k.wing | 8/17/2013

    " Riki Tiki Tavvy, ooo so savvy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/16/2013

    " A collections of short stories, largely set in the jungles of India and the people and animals who reside there. A great read, good adventure and memorable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blaine Moore | 6/24/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kealan O'ver | 6/23/2013

    " For about two thirds of this book I was enjoying it more than I ever expected to but the last few stories are pretty average. The ones with Mowgli and Rikki Tikki Tavi though are gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skyelr | 6/13/2013

    " Riki Tiki Tavi was actually my favorite of the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/28/2013

    " Such a fun book. I've decided to put Kipling near the top of my "must read" books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trisha | 5/28/2013

    " I liked the snake Kha he was really cool. Sherkahn was scary and wanted the little boy moglie but he didn't get him. I enjoyed the shorter stories at the end about each animal like the mongoose and such too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 3/12/2013

    " Rudyard Kipling is timeless. That's about all I can manage to say about him. The Jungle Book helped protect my children from the challenges of living in a suburbs. For that I am eternally grateful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Dodson | 3/1/2013

    " Re-reading again after over 50 years. Very enjoyable and realaxing read. I enjoyed some of the stories other than the ones about Mowgli and Rikki Tikki Tavi, but I still skipped the story about the seal. Maybe I'll finish it in another 50 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena Hillbrand | 2/27/2013

    " 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 Isabel | 2/17/2013

    " Rikki-Tikki-Tavi has always been my favourite story in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 1/28/2013

    " This is the real deal! Go away Disney! Lovely story and great characters you can relate to :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 1/12/2013

    " I didn't realize that my copy is only the first half, so I will go out and read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriella | 12/25/2012

    " it was a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noemi Vega | 12/17/2012

    " Rudyard Kipling is a MEGA talented author! I thoroughly enjoyed this fun book. Excellent story, engaging throughout, no wonder The Jungle Book is a classic. Funny, I've never actually seen the movies, but this book leaves me wanting more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 12/10/2012

    " I never realized there were more 'Jungle Book' stories than just the one about Mowgli. These other stories are fun and interesting in a way, but not as entertaining as Mowgli's story. As a whole I liked the stories, but they weren't very much special to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlaintexas | 11/22/2012

    " I am trying to work my way through some of the classics. This was interesting, but just not a page turner for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheralie | 11/9/2012

    " A fantastic read-aloud for a young boy. Note to self: read more Kipling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda | 10/26/2012

    " This was an OK read, but never really captured my imagination as much as I thought it would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 9/27/2012

    " Very enjoyable. Amazingly readable for its age "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luiz | 8/20/2012

    " A lot of fun. I didn't realize that it had stories that had nothing to do with Mowgli (and friends), and those were really good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/2/2012

    " I'd never read Kipling and his writing made my jaw drop. This is that rare book that begs to be read both quietly and aloud. It is great children's literature and great literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 7/25/2012

    " Man I want to read this book so bad thank you jimmy for showing me this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 7/10/2012

    " But I have to admit that I only read Mowgli's stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxton Malone | 5/7/2012

    " Kipling had a keen eye for human and animal behavior alike and an astounding imagination to take those observations of the natural world and the social structures of man and weave them into the evocative India he creates in these stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 4/28/2012

    " Read them to my sons when they were probably still too young -- but couldn't stop, as I was enjoying them too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 4/16/2012

    " I was really hoping to like this book, but it just didn't thrill me. The animal interactions seemed too juvenile for an adult to enjoy but too complicated for a child to understand. Not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan457 | 4/12/2012

    " Another favorite from days gone by. "

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

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer Schuster | 3/23/2012

    " 2 stars simply b/c I only read a couple chapters to my 4yo and realized its way over his head. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine D | 2/24/2012

    " I like Just so Stories better... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 2/23/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyable more than a 100 years later. Kaa kicks butt! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 2/21/2012

    " How is this book considered a classic? It's unreadable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 2/21/2012

    " I like all of his stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xopowo | 1/6/2012

    " A complete delight. Much better (and more mature) than the Disney film. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Onni Stone | 12/27/2011

    " I liked this book pretty well, but the book would have been better if Kipling had written in a simpler, lighter, more fun style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela2932 | 12/23/2011

    " Read about 2/3rds and then lost interest, but it is quite entertaining! I may return to it later. It's actually a series of short stories, and the stories can stand alone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven | 12/14/2011

    " Kiplings story telling does not translate well into this generation "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 11/27/2011

    " Just re-read this for the somethingth time. (Not sure how often.) This time I read it aloud to my 5th grader. It was fun to share with him. I still enjoy Mogli's stories best, although Rikki-Tikki is a close second. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 11/26/2011

    " Not the Disney version. Pretty good if you like animal books, and are young. However I don't really fit either of the categories anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/24/2011

    " I like the Mowgli adventures best ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 8/18/2011

    " Man I want to read this book so bad thank you jimmy for showing me this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 7/26/2011

    " Kippling's classic tale of a boy in India and his interaction with animals. Included are stories where animals are given human characteristics. "

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

    " I fondly remember reading this as a youngster years ago, and then reading it(over and over again) to my children when they were growing up. It's a book that everyone ought to read at some point in their lives! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serge | 5/18/2011

    " This book remind me my chilhood "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 4/20/2011

    " I know these stories by heart, almost! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 4/19/2011

    " Re-reading again after over 50 years. Very enjoyable and realaxing read. I enjoyed some of the stories other than the ones about Mowgli and Rikki Tikki Tavi, but I still skipped the story about the seal. Maybe I'll finish it in another 50 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 4/3/2011

    " Not quite what I expected, but good nontheless. All I had to go on was the Disney cartoon. Lots of short stories, with some about other "people" than Mowgli. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 3/29/2011

    " Finally! I'm done!! Hated that book :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 3/18/2011

    " If you want to make your pal Mike cry- read him the passage where Mowgli decides to leave the jungle and rejoin the ManPack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siobhan | 3/12/2011

    " Read this because it's one of the classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/10/2011

    " Such a fun book. I've decided to put Kipling near the top of my "must read" books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 3/7/2011

    " Enjoyed the various stories - very different from the Disney movie I was always used to. "

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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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.