The Jungle Book


Read by Meredith Hughes

(4.6 stars; 503 reviews)

This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Packed with adventure and Jungle Law wisdom, this book has pervaded popular culture as the basis of many film and stage adaptations, including the popular Disney movie, and through its adoption as a motivational book by the Cub Scouts. (5 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Mowgli's Brothers (part 1) 20:06 Read by Meredith Hughes
Mowgli's Brothers (part 2) + Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack 25:58 Read by Meredith Hughes
Kaa's Hunting (part 1) 30:50 Read by Meredith Hughes
Kaa's Hunting (part 2) + Road-Song of the Bandar-Log 28:25 Read by Meredith Hughes
"Tiger! Tiger!" (part 1) 24:02 Read by Meredith Hughes
"Tiger! Tiger!" (part 2) + Mowgli's Song 18:17 Read by Meredith Hughes
The White Seal (part 1) 23:23 Read by Meredith Hughes
The White Seal (part 2) + Lukannon 18:16 Read by Meredith Hughes
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" + Darzee's Chant 34:04 Read by Meredith Hughes
Toomai of the Elephants + Shiv and the Grasshopper 42:33 Read by Meredith Hughes
Her Majesty's Servants + Parade Song of the Camp Animals 36:35 Read by Meredith Hughes

Reviews

A worthy listen

(4 stars)

A good story, that is definitely worth a listen. Mostly the recording is of general good quality, but some mispronunciation at various parts lead me to rate it down (e.g., Shiva). I was following along with the book so I knew what was meant, but that shouldn't be necessary.

NOT JUST A BOOK FOR CHILDREN

(4.5 stars)

Though formally classified as a children's book, adults can enjoy it also, albeit in a different plane. It is like the cartoons that were shown at the movie theaters--kids enjoyed them, but they were just as appealing to adultd. Meredith Hughes did a fine job; she maintained a hearable volume anf enunciated well.

Jungle Book

(5 stars)

Excellent enunciation & inflection in spite of strange words. Even & consistant volume levels all made for pleasurable listening experience. (Technical: Missing conclusion to mongoose story. Some overhead aircraft & other background noise heard, but not objectionable.)

Our favorite!

(5 stars)

My 9-year-old read this book recently and I re-read it for the first time in years. He enjoyed it so much and decided to do a school project about it. I love that this classic is still fun and interesting to the new generation.

The Jungle Book

(5 stars)

An excellent reading of one of my favorite books of my youth. My favorite story is "Riki-Tiki-Tavi" and like the whole book, it was read with wonderful and inflection. Thank you, Meredith Hughes.

What a Great way to spend a rainy day, remembering childhood'.

(5 stars)

This' book will help bring childlike SMILES to anyone; needing to take a safari, without leaving home. Wonderful stories, read by a nice voice.

Well done. good listen.

(5 stars)

Aside from the story being a great one, the narrator performs her duties and at no point do you have to strain to listen. Smooth and easy story telling.

It's like a more adult just so

(3 stars)

It is worth listening to, the first story was my favourite but as all compilations they do somewhat vary in quality. Very interesting with lots of innovative language, nice and short, well split up which makes it easy to take a breaks or find your place.