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Extended Audio Sample The Story of Doctor Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hugh Lofting Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable old doctor, had so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients would not come to him anymore. As a result, he became poorer and poorer. But he occupied nearly all of his time tending to his pets, and his fame as an animal doctor spread all over the world. When the monkeys in Africa were stricken with an epidemic, they gave the good doctor a call. He set sail at once.

The adventures during his magnificent journey across the ocean, through the high kingdom of the Jolliginki and back again by way of the Canaries, combine to form a story filled with delight. An enduring classic, it will dazzle and delight readers young and old.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly, and enthusiastic doctor/naturalist and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important.”

    Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Wanda McCaddon] has a great time hooting, greeting, barking, and grunting through this kick-off book in the famous children’s series…[McCaddon] attempts to give each animal its species-specific voice, and she succeeds with enthusiasm, levity, and gaiety. One can picture a circle of eager, young faces drinking in this incredible and colorful tale.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zoe | 2/16/2014

    " This quirky book is a terrific read for kids who love animals and fantasy. The language is a bit dated, but the vocabulary is definitely attainable for ages 8 and up. Animals are happy, this vet is a hero, and all loose ends are nicely tied up in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 2/12/2014

    " 5 yr old & 8 yr old both loved it!!!!!!!!! That has not happened before! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/8/2014

    " Not as good as I had hoped, but still fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kpretzler | 2/5/2014

    " Both kids loved this book! I love the pictures by Michael Hague! "

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