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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hugh Lofting Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, Too-Too the owl, Dab-Dab the duck, Gub-Gub the pig, Chee-Chee the monkey and many other animals accompany Dr. Doolittle on his adventurs in England, Africa and on the High Seas. Please note - due to certain unfortunate racial epithets and insensitivities contained in the narrative of this book, parental guidance is suggested.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mwestarkey97 | 2/19/2014

    " is really good and not what i thought it was going to be. i like the personality's of the animals and all the characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Forrester | 2/8/2014

    " A great book to read aloud to your kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kori | 2/6/2014

    " We did this as a read aloud and it does need some editing for racist (I would say rather misinformed considering the time in which it was written) portrayals of native Africans. My 7 and 5 year olds thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 2/2/2014

    " I may be burned at the stake for saying this, but I just finished reading "Dr. Doolittle" to the kids and I'm left wondering why it's considered a classic? The premise is cute but Lofting's writing style left me cold and the kids a bit bored. Give me Roald Dahl any day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 1/31/2014

    " A bit disturbing...I have a 1948 copy and the african prince wanted to become WHITE to win the affections a princess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/27/2014

    " Great illustrations, they are beautifully done! Did not find the story all that entertaining for a children's book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 1/22/2014

    " I absolutely adored this book as a kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalia | 1/19/2014

    " When I first looked inside this book I thought I was going to die because the words were so small but when I started the book I relized that this was an exciting book with talking animals that only docter dolittle could have conversations with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dee | 1/18/2014

    " This was a beautiful illustrated book. I think I would have crossed the monkey bridge! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylea Joy | 1/17/2014

    " This book is so good, I was sad to end it. Although it was kinda hard to read at some points, and at the end it dragged a little. But other then that I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/14/2014

    " We read this as a family and we all enjoyed it. I had not read this as a kid myself. "

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

    " I really liked the movie when I was little, and the book was just that much better. Dr. Doolittle's adventures were neat and funny. This would be a good book for kids who don't really like to read. It has adventure, likable characters, and humor. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 12/21/2013

    " A very entertaining book to listen to with the kids. Perfect starting around age 9 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/20/2013

    " I have my qualms about this book, but I read it aloud to my five year old daughter. She wouldn't let me put it down, begging for one more chapter. In the end, with a children's book, I suppose it should be the children who decide what makes it good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elorra | 12/16/2013

    " One of the joys of having children is enjoying books with them. Holly and I read this one more than once and I can't wait to read it with Kemper. Just a delightfully entertaining story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/11/2013

    " This book enraptured my children. I know it offends people that the African prince wanted a white face, but I find the original unabridged story fabulous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Field | 11/30/2013

    " Not as good as Enid Blyton, or Lewis Caroll, or Rudyard Kipling, but still a fantastic read for kids (If you can drag them away from the tv or pc). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miramira Endevall | 8/29/2013

    " I liked the movie better. The old movie. With the giant snail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 7/28/2013

    " Kyra's favorite book! It was fun to read outlound to the kids at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Acton | 7/12/2013

    " I started this book in the beginning of June and I am still reading it. There are 19 chapters and lots of words on each page. I am halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimi | 7/11/2013

    " Ceritanya lucu. Dan, ehm, Doctor Dolittle-nya seperti tokoh yang too good to be true ya kalo in real life. Terlalu baik. Hihihi... ;)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/16/2013

    " Excellant book and excellant introduction by Hugh Walpole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 4/4/2013

    " How did I graduate from childhood without reading this book. I loved it, and Rebecca didn't want to put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 1/13/2013

    " Fun read and one that I hadn't read in years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lennie Dusek | 11/26/2012

    " ...but my 7-yr-old REALLY liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 10/18/2012

    " This book was a huge hit with my kids. Even the four-year-old was begging for "just one more chapter?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hana | 8/6/2012

    " Haha, wow, I read this a long time ago. It's a great story for children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle | 7/8/2012

    " Didn't take books out to IN, so bought this one at an antique store there for my library. I'm sure some children will like it and others not. As 2 stars indicates "It was ok." "

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About the Author
Author Hugh Lofting

Hugh John Lofting (1886–1947), born in Berkshire and educated at a Jesuit boarding-school in Derbyshire, trained first as an architect and later as a civil engineer. His children’s stories originated in the illustrated letters he sent to his family from the front in World War I. The Story of Dr. Doolittle, the first of his series, appeared in 1920 and won instant success.

From 1922 to 1928 he wrote one Dr. Dolittle book a year, and these seven are considered the best of the series. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (1922) won the Newbery Medal as the best children’s book of the year. Wearying of his hero, Lofting tried to get rid of him by sending him to the moon (Dr. Dolittle in the Moon, 1928), but popular demand compelled him to write Dr. Dolittle’s Return in 1933. The last book of the series was published posthumously.