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Publisher's Summary

Hunted by the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan, a defenceless young man-cub is taken in by a family of wolves who name him 'Mowgli'. Brought before Akela, the head of the wolf-pack, Mowgli finds acceptance but also earns the tiger's wrath, who swears that one day the boy will be his.

With the guidance of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther, Mowgli must quickly learn the ways of the jungle if he is ever to survive.

In Audible's award-winning dramatisation of Kipling's classic tale, Mowgli's fate is magically, dramatically and faithfully brought to life by a cast that features the voice talents of Richard E Grant, Colin Salmon, Bill Bailey, Tim McInnerny and Celia Imrie.

©1894 Rudyard Kipling (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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This isn’t the jungle book

This isn’t the jungle book, bagera finds Mowgli, and just- its not the jungle book, if you’re looking for the jungle book, dont try this. But other than that pretty good.

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Abridged and changed

Performance was good but it is disingenuous to title this the same as the original book. It is not the same and leaves out some of the story's aspects that I like most.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2018

Disappointing as it wont play.

Disappointing that this downloaded into library but it wont play at all so cant listen or comment on content :-(

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  • Roy Francis
  • 14-07-2018

It just wont play...hence low rating

Headline says it all..difficlt to rate! Your hep appreciated if I am to remain a listener

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  • duncan e c mcleod
  • 05-08-2020

Episode 1 Review

I loved this audio book very much and I want more like this in the future.
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  • The McCoys
  • 07-01-2020

Does not play on Echo Dot

Although the performance is very good, I had bought it to play on my sons echo dot (he loves to fall asleep to an audio book) only to find it would not play. I contacted customer services who simply said audible originals are not compatible with Echo devices. Maybe they could make that clear when purchasing.

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  • Steve
  • 24-02-2021

Why divide into 9 issues?

Annoyingly it is split into 9 episodes which don’t automatically play the following one when one ends. Can’t easily play it on an Echo dot. Doesn’t recognise the name of the book, but have to ask to play ‘Episode 1’! The only good thing is the adaptation when we can actually get to listen to it

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  • Lady Silverrose
  • 12-06-2020

Beautifully read

Both my daughter and I loved listening to this wonderfully read book. It was clear with great voices. It was a great adaptation of a fantastic classic. We will be listening again.

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  • Holly Williams
  • 01-06-2020

NOPE 👎

RUBBISH SO RUBBISH I DODNT LIKE IT AT ALL SORRY 😐 IM NOT TRYING TO AFFEND U BUT THIS AINT IT SIS 🤡😐☹️🤨😔

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  • MasterReader
  • 20-07-2018

All is well in the Jungle

The Jungle Book, The Mowgli Stories consists of 9 episodes and I love what Audible did with the classic tales.

This is Episode 1, where it all started and Mowgli and Balu the bear meet for the first time.

Lions, tigers and bears, and many more animals you can hear in the background, which create a perfect jungle feeling and the various narrators do an excellent job.

I loved it when my Gran read the stories to me, she was the most fabulous Colonel Hathi and made us squeal with laughter when she tried to trumped like an elephant, and now there's the Audible version to listen to with my kids.

A big thanks to the team from Amazon, who got it sorted pretty quick, as first you could only listen to one episode and the others wouldn't play, but all is well now, all 9 episodes play perfectly.

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