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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

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3 Hours 9 Minutes


January 2016


Audio Book Summary

In The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920), the first of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, we are introduced to the good doctor who gives up treating people after Polynesia, his parrot, teaches him animal languages. His fame in the animal kingdom spreads throughout the world and soon he sets off to cure a monkey epidemic in Africa, finding all sorts of exciting adventures on the way.

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  • tami stanford

    My son loves this story. He has listened to it twice.

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  • Collette O.

    I think it was so good

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  • Anonymous

    I like the story but some of the narrators are hard to understand. Plus the beginning of the chapter gets annoying with repeating the same recording.

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  • Anonymous

    It isnt that great i much prefer boy narrator's

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  • Nici G.

    The various narrators and the changing between the voices and various accent with unusual pronunciations really spoiled this story. My 8 year old wanted to continue to listen to the story but didn’t like the narration so we accessed a different narration by Alan Bennett for Radio 4 and much preferred it.

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  • Barbara S

    Interesting book that needs to be viewed from the perspective of the time frame it was written. Narrators were better than some.

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  • Kelly Rucker

    I love this story and can't believe I never read it as a child. The numerous narrators can be both interesting and frustrating, as well as the break at the end of each chapter. But that's the price you pay for a free audiobook I suppose.

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  • Anonymous

    I think this is a very good book and is read perfectly

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  • Anonymous

    Because it’s often referred to, it’s good to have read it, but very racist and oldfashioned ideas. And anthropomorphic

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  • Anonymous

    It was hard to stay engaged because the narrator read too slow with awkward pauses.

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