Jimbo


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.3 stars; 47 reviews)

Fantasy novel about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy, Jimbo. It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by both older kids and adults, though parts may be too scary for younger children (who'd probably be bored anyway). (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

(5 hr 52 min)

Chapters

01 - Rabbits 22:38 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
02 - Miss Lake comes - and goes 20:56 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
03 - The Shock 11:47 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
04 - On the Edge 6:32 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
05 - Into the Empty House 20:18 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
06 - His Prison Friend 26:10 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
07 - Under the Spell 19:56 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
08 - The Gallery of Memories 13:08 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
09 - The Means of Escape 27:13 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
10 - The Plunge 16:39 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
11 - The First Flight 15:39 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
12 - The Four Winds 16:29 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
13 - Flight 17:18 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
14 - An Adventure 22:39 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
15 - The Call of the Body 16:55 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
16 - Preparation 22:24 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
17 - Off! 18:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
18 - Home 36:40 Read by Adrian Praetzellis

Reviews

great reader - intriguing odd fairytale

(4 stars)

the reader did excellent, of course! this reader always does a fantastic job. the audio for two chapters is messed up when you listen through stereo headphones, but i just pulled one headphone out for those chapters and it was good. this story is a mix of Tim Burton & M Night Shyamalan. either one of them could turn this book into a creepy odd cool movie, not a box office hit - but notable success. it starts off boring ho-hum then after the accident get fantastical. twisty turny and you can almost feel a mist come over clouding things making them a little frightful and confusing. a predictable ending, but the journey to the end is interesting!

Tremendously Creepy, yet Sweet

(5 stars)

This is not your average Fantasy, but rather a cautionary tale of Love and sacrifice. Best listened to by older children, as it tends to border on the creepy super natural. Very Tim Burton-ish.

(5 stars)

Eerie and otherworldy. The story dragged just a bit in some places but the excellent narration sweeps you along in spite of this.

A beautiful ethereal fantasy

(5 stars)

Wonderfully narrated, an absolute pleasure to listen to. Thank you so much to the narrator.

Ethereal journey

(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to this. Very descriptive of a child's experience. . Excellently read.

excellent

(5 stars)

A strange, haunting and wonderful tale presented by one of my favorite Librivox readers.

This is a metaphysical listen. Adrian is a master. Thank you

(5 stars)

(0.5 stars)

Creepy and nightmarish. Not really for kids.