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  • Edith Nesbit

    An irresistible anthology of folklore, fables and perennial favourites, including four novels and 17 short stories This superlative collection of children's stories brings together a feast of fantastic fiction, read in full by a host of top narrators and with a comprehensive track listing for ease of listening. Comprising everything from fairytales for little ones to thrilling adventures for pre-teens, these unabridged readings are ideal for families to keep, treasure and dip into as their children grow. Listed by suggested age range and with track numbers provided, the stories are as follows: Ages 4+ 1-12 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (read by Carolyn...read more

  • Egerton Castle

    Assembled and edited by Julian Hawthorne and first published in 1909, the Modern English volume of The Lock and Key Library features sixteen classic mystery and detective stories by such luminaries as Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Wilkie Collins. Detective stories existed for centuries before the concept of the detective itself—amateur or professional— was fully formulated, and tales of mystery and intrigue have been thrilling readers since ancient times. The Lock and Key Library is the classic overview of the history of the mystery genre, at once a rousing listen for fans of the unsolved and unknown as well as an essential literary resource for...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented. Following the conventions of traditional folklore and legends, Just So Stories have deliberately fanciful narratives with intent of teaching a moral lesson, but providing enough entertainment to make the lesson palatable. Table of Contents: 1. How the Whale Got his Throat 2. How the Camel Got its Hump 3. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin 4. How the Leopard Got its Spots 5. The Elephant's Child 6. The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo 7. The Beginning of the...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling's timeless story re-imagined as a gangland coming-of-age fable In this radical radio reboot, Kipling's family classic is given a darker twist and reimagined in the concrete jungle of present-day India. Born in a tenement block in Mumbai, orphan boy Mowgli is brought up by the Wolves, a gang of tough, streetwise petty criminals, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous politician Tiger Khan threatens his life, two residents of the block, the 'black panther' Bagheera and the 'bear' Baloo, offer to help him escape. Leaving behind the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city, meeting...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Homer Todiwala. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Kaori Nagai. The story of the man-cub Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, guided by his mentors Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and the ancient python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. Mowgli's adventures are juxtaposed with other animal stories set in the British Empire, ranging from the heroic battle of 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' and the Himalayan pastoral 'Purun Bhagat' to the drama of survival in 'The White Seal'. With The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Kipling's chilling adventure about two men who set out to be kings of a remote region of Afghanistan. Kipling, our narrator, tells this strange story: he was running a newspaper in a big Indian city. In the hot stillness of one night when he was putting the paper to bed, two men come into his office. They are red-bearded giant Daniel Dravot and his friend Peachy Carnehan. These two 'gentlemen at large' as they call themselves, lately of the British army, have put together an insane and dangerous plan: they want to be Kings of Kafiristan, a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Three years later, a crippled man in rags comes into Kipling's office. He is Peachy Carnehan, and he relates...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Three stories by Rudyard Kipling, all about the marvelous nature of elephants. In "The Elephant's Child", we learn how the elephant got his trunk--one of the favorite tales from the Just-So Stories. In "Moti Guj, Mutineer," we learn what happens when an elephant has made a bargain--and humans have failed to do their part! In "Toomai of the Elephants," we learn how a special child and his relationship to a special elephant allow him to see something no one in the world has ever seen before. These marvelous stories, told with wit and wonder by Rudyard Kipling, are for young and old of all ages. A Freshwater Seas...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling - A Selection Of Ghost Stories. Rudyard Kipling that great Victorian, that great writer of Empire, that great man; from 'The Jungle Book' to 'The Man Who Would Be King' to a great and voluminous poet with works of the calibre of 'If' and 'On The Road To Mandalay' here shows us another facet of his truly incredible talents; that of Ghost Stories. Collected for the pleasure of your thoughts are a selection of chilling, disturbing but always entertaining stories from a man at the top of his craft and always aware of his affect on the minds of us mere mortals. These stories are read for you by Richard Mitchley and Ghizela...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    A collection of Rudyard Kipling's finest poetry read by David Philo, Christopher Hassall, Emma Topping and Rudyard Kipling...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether 'If..' deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views. This volume pulls together many of his best loved and most well known works for your listening pleasure and is read for you by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe. The poems are; Rudyard Kipling - An Introduction; If; Mandalay; Our Fathers Also; Gentleman Rankers; Fuzzy...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    In these two tales drawn from the magical world of the jungles of India, Rudyard Kipling explores issues of good and evil, courage and honor, materialism and spirituality. In "The King's Ankus", the wolf-boy Mowgli confronts a treasure made long ago by humankind--treasure for which humankind will kill, and kill, and kill again. In "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat", a man who has known wealth, and power, and great responsibility casts all that aside for the humble life of a wandering beggar-priest--until circumstances bring him once more to take command and save life. A Freshwater Seas...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling's thrilling science fiction novella follows the exploits of an intercontinental mail dirigible battling foul weather. Meanwhile, a planet-wide Aerial Board of Control enforces a rigid system of command and control in the skies and in world affairs, too. In Kipling's 1912 follow-up story, 'As Easy As A.B.C.,' set 65 years after With the Night Mail, the Aerial Board has complete control over the social and economic affairs of every nation. When a mob of disgruntled 'Serviles' in the District of Northern Illinois demands the return of democracy, the A.B.C. sends a team of troubleshooters and a fleet of 200 zeppelins to 'take such steps as might be necessary for the resumption...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    The Second Jungle Book is the sequel to Rudyard Kipling's acclaimed collection of stories about the Indian jungle. These new stories were published a year after the original, and mostly focus on the same characters including Mowgli, Baloo, and Beeghera. Similar to his first collection of fables, this sequel also contains a poem at the end of every story, showcasing Rudyard's knowledge of the politics of the time, as well as his passion for the Indian...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Written by Rudyard Kipling, the popular British Victorian writer, these origin stories are fantasised tales written with a delightful sense of whimsy that charms adults and children alike. These excellent readings by Ghizela Rowe & TimGraham makes it abundantly clear why they have become such special classics that continue to tantalise and excite the...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling's 'The Man Who Would Be King'. This rich wonderfully written classic features two opportunists who venture into remote Central Asia with the intention of acquiring a country to rule. Their adventures meet with surprising initial success but then..... This story is widely regarded as a masterpiece. Its combination of an excellently delivered tale interwoven with deeper speculations is outstanding. This story is read for you by Richard Mitchley who has worked in theatres throughout Britain as well as the BBC and ITV and his own Mayfly Theatre...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling’s best-loved book is now the basis for the Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, and Rohan Chand The story of Mowgli, the abandoned 'man-cub' who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as the bear Baloo, the graceful black panther Bagheera and Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes. Other animal stories in The Jungle Books range from the dramatic battle between good and evil in...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    This Audiobook contains the Collection of Rudyard Kipling: - The jungle book - Just So Stories - Kim - Captains Courageous - Mowgli: All of the Mowgli Stories from the Jungle Books - Puck of Pook's Hill - France At War On the Frontier of Civilization - Letters of Travel - A Fleet In Being - The Fringes Of The Fleet - American...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author’s brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted ‘Top Tens’ across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions – Why that story? Why that author? The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudayrd Kipling was one of the most popular writers of prose and poetry in the late 19th and 20th century and awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907. Born in Bombay on 30th December 1865 but, as was the custom of the British in India, he and his sister were sent back to England when he was 5. The ill treatment and cruelty by the couple who they boarded with in Portsmouth, Kipling himself suggested contributed to the onset of his literary life. This was further enhanced by his return to India at the age of 16 to work on a local paper as not only did this result in writing constantly but also made him explore issues of identity and national allegiance which pervade much of his...read more