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Extended Audio Sample The Man Who Would Be King (Unabridged), by Rudyard Kipling
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: David Philo Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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This short story by Kipling of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, is read by David Philo.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " I though the main story was a little hard to follow because occasionally the characters would speak about themselves instead of in the first person. It was kind of weird. Wee Willie Winke was interesting as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Sekerak | 2/17/2014

    " Kipling , what more needs to be said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alistair | 2/14/2014

    " Rather diasappointing . I just did not get into the exotica of India an did not understand what was going on most of the time in the various stories . there seemed too much local colour and not enough story . "Kim " is a favourite of mine but none of these stories struck a chord with me . "

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

    " Good selection of Kipling's prose. It includes "The Phantom Rickshaw" and "The Man Who Would Be King" among other stories of India. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 2/9/2014

    " I liked it. I didn't really like "the phantom rickshaw" but the rest of the stories were excellent and contained some beautifully written passages. Interesting to see Kipling's British imperialist view of India. I'd recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/29/2014

    " The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes is hands down the most bizarre story I have ever read. Ever. "

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

    " Some of his earliest work and a little uneven but there are a couple really good ones in here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaeleigh Forsyth | 1/14/2014

    " if you are racist you will rate this higher "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 11/14/2013

    " uneven collection some are good and some less so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mya | 11/11/2013

    " Firstly, I don't usually like short stories. Secondly, the writing is old fashioned and takes some getting used to. That said, I really enjoyed some of the stories. Some others I struggled to understand. I'm glad I read it. Keen to see the movie of the title story too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juniar | 11/3/2013

    " Wee Willy Winkie is here "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 12/11/2012

    " Four stars for the title story alone; the rest are so-so Kipling also-rans. But what a title story -- and an even better film! Sean Connery, Michael Caine AND Christopher Plummer!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 3/27/2012

    " Interesting and quite enjoyable, but not as good as his other works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/13/2012

    " Four stars for the title story; three stars for the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frightful_elk | 2/24/2012

    " Mostly early stories, not up to his latter standards, but there are a couple of jems! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivan | 1/22/2012

    " Ada perasaan yang sama sewaktu membaca Herman Melville "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick Hadley | 1/11/2012

    " I thought the movie with Sean Connery was way better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Bumpas | 10/24/2011

    " After Captains Courageous and now this, I've decided Kipling is just not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan Dilauro | 10/18/2011

    " Standard India reading. Got to have a little bit of Kipling to add the flavor of the Raj. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff Risenmay | 8/8/2011

    " Title story was okay, the others were not. He takes a long time to develop the background. I almost quit before he got to the point of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 7/11/2011

    " [Audio] Interesting group of Kipling stories that show some of the folly of empire building. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 6/16/2011

    " It is amazing how a 20 page short story can be turned into a two hour movie and still convey the same message! Although, as much as I like The Man Who Would be King I think I enjoyed Wee Willy Winky better. Now I just have to read the rest of Kiplings work... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 5/23/2011

    " The metaphor is good, but I was confused for the first 25% of this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Gray | 5/7/2011

    " A classic tale of good v. evil...yin v. yang....karma. A nice little nod and wink to masonic lodge members, like me. Sorry, no satanic secrets were revealed tho.......mgc "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caren | 4/27/2011

    " It was just ok. Didn't grab me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tres | 4/8/2011

    " Classic book, quick read, funny how familiar the place names due to the current war in Afghanistan. Always been a fan of the movie, now I finally read the book and enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 4/4/2011

    " "Liked it"

    If I hadn't seen the movie, I don't know if I would have liked it as much. I'm not certain that I could have followed it as well without having seen the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnnie | 12/15/2010

    " What a story! One of my favorite! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Chipie | 12/1/2010

    " Un livre qui fait vraiment réfléchir. Superbe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 10/20/2010

    " I love to read British literature...and see that they have already traveled the paths that we are now trodding! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 10/1/2010

    " Two cheeky Victorian cockneys - Peachy Carnahan and Dan Dravot - head off into the mountains of Afghanistan in the late nineteenth century to carve out a kingdom for themselves. Had me gripped. Unforgettable adventure story - with a great twist. "

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