When young little Mowgli´s parents are run out of their camp by a formidable Bengal tiger, the toddler scampers to safety alone in the cave of a Seeonee wolf pack. Thereafter forest animals succor Mowgli, and through his wits and their kindness, he reaches adulthood. Paradox exists in this paradise, but nowhere more forcefully than in the Bengal Tiger, Shere Khan. In the contest that must occur between Shere Khan and Mowgli, which will triumph: the human intelligence of Mowgli, or the deep, instinctive cunning of the wily striped cat? Kipling, who was forced to learn the art of self-preservation at a foster home and boarding school, believed in following the ´´Law of the Jungle´´. Part silly, part serious, these delightful stories convey Kipling´s message in a way that children and adults alike will appreciate time and time again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000216/bk_tant_000216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jungle Book is a collection of amazing stories written by the famous Rudyard Kipling. The timeless stories enjoyed by both children and adults alike were first published in magazines in 1893-94 and reveal much of Kipling’s India, the country of his birth and where he spent the first six years of his life. The tales in the book are fables where the main characters are animals that teach timeless moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or ´´heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle.´´ Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned ´man cub´ Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably ´´Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, the story of a heroic mongoose, and ´´Tommai of the Elephants”, the tale of a young elephant-handler. Kotick, The White Seal seeking for his people a haven where they would be safe from hunters, has been considered a metaphor for Zionism, then in its beginning. As with much of Kipling´s work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Minx. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000107/bk_huds_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A continuation of The Jungle Book, these further adventures of Mowgli the man-cub and his animal companions are sure to delight listeners of all ages. Vibrant and crackling with intensity, these stories present Akela the wolf; Baloo the brown bear; Shere Khan, the boastful Bengal tiger who is Mowgli’s enemy; Kaa the python; Bagheera the black panther; and Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose, among others. Kipling vividly describes the jungle world and its peculiar animals, richly evoking an Edenic environment. As Mowgli learns the Law of the Jungle among the animals, he matures into self-sufficiency and wisdom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004665/bk_blak_004665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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; Rikkitikkitavi, 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004612/bk_blak_004612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jungle Book is a collection of stories, originally published in magazines in the late 1800s, that involve animals with anthropomorphic characteristics to convey moral lessons. The most famous of these stories involves a young Indian boy named Mowgli who was raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. He and his friends - Baloo, a sloth bear; and Bagheera, a black panther - go on many adventures, culminating in a fight with the jungle´s bully, the tiger Shere Khan. Containing other famous stories such as ´´Rikki-Tikki-Tavi´´ and ´´Toomai of the Elephants´´, this collection of Rudyard Kipling´s most famous stories encompasses his time living in India and the wonders of the Indian jungle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gildart Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001016/bk_drms_001016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In these classic fables, animals from India show kindness, generosity, braveness and other positive qualities. Rudyard Kipling´s stories, written for his little girl, are as fresh and vibrant today as when they were published in 1894. Includes: The Jungle Book, Kaa´s Hunting, Tiger! Tiger!, The White Seal, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Toomai of the Elephants, and Her Majesty´s Servants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzie Althens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001818/bk_mike_001818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born December 30, 1865 in Bombay, India. The name Rudyard was taken from a lake in Staffordshire, England. At the age of six, he and his younger sister were sent back to England where they lived with separate families that took in children for hire. He returned to India at age sixteen. Rudyard knew literary success at a young age and was able to travel. He married Carrie Balestier, an American, and moved to the United States. The Jungle Books were written in Vermont. He died January 18, 1936 in Middlesex, England during an operation. Track listing: Mowgli´s Brothers Kaa´s Hunting The King´s Ankus Tiger-Tiger! Letting in the Jungle Red Dog 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000087/bk_comm_000087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audio edition of a Puffin Classic: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, read by Rhashan Stone. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant´s secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli´s extraordinary journey with his animal friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rhashan Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001099/bk_pauk_001099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get Me Out of the Jungle Book is a fantastic story voiced by the brilliant singer and media personality David Van Day. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a roller coaster of emotions. David Van Day was a member of the pop duo Dollar, the 1970s group Guys ´n´ Dolls and a latter-day version of Bucks Fizz in the ´90s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Van Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/onme/000007/bk_onme_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.