The Jungle Book (Version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 45 reviews)

This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: 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 his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi who battled through the night to protect his human family from a pair of sly and viscous cobras. 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. Summary by Meredith Hughes and Phil Chenevert (5 hr 24 min)

Chapters

01 - Mowgli's Brothers (part 1) 20:43 Read by Phil Chenevert
02 - Mowgli's Brothers (part 2) + Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack 27:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
03 - Kaa's Hunting (part 1) 33:31 Read by Phil Chenevert
04 - Kaa's Hunting (part 2) + Road-Song of the Bandar-Log 28:04 Read by Phil Chenevert
05 - "Tiger! Tiger!" (part 1) 24:55 Read by Phil Chenevert
06 - "Tiger! Tiger!" (part 2) + Mowgli's Song 18:57 Read by Phil Chenevert
07 - The White Seal (part 1) 26:41 Read by Phil Chenevert
08 - The White Seal (part 2) + Lukannon 20:39 Read by Phil Chenevert
09 - "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" + Darzee's Chant 37:35 Read by Phil Chenevert
10 - Toomai of the Elephants + Shiv and the Grasshopper 48:08 Read by Phil Chenevert
11 - Her Majesty's Servants + Parade Song of the Camp Animals 38:27 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

good reader - multiple stories

(4 stars)

i wanted to read the jungle book as a new movie is coming out. i picked this version and was VERY happy with the reader and the quality. the book is much like the various movie renditions i have seen. though the monkeys are portrayed as a different species than in the disney movie and the death of the tiger is different then what i remember - but maybe i have a bad memory! i did not realize this version is a book of multiple short stories. i only wanted to listen to one of them.

worth the discovery

(5 stars)

You will find many fascinating creatures and stories here, some curious anachronisms but most of all, the sublime seal lullaby.

cute stories

(4 stars)

I enjoyed these children's stories. the reader has a lilting way of reading that sounds as if he is chanting or singing sometimes. His style works for children's stories but for anything more, would sound ridiculous

Glad I listened

(5 stars)

The book is imaginative and mostly delightful. I enjoy Kipling's animal perspectives. The reader is wonderful! His expressive use of voices brings out the characters' personalities.

Great reading!

(3.5 stars)

Gave my mind a satiating adventure which saw me through another 10 hour work day. My children also enjoyed the readers presentation even though many of the words were lost to them.

Excellent book and great reader

(5 stars)

My 10 and 7 year old loved this book and the reader was great too!

The Jungle Book (Version 2)

(5 stars)

Well Read, Fun listen and recommended... Thanks!

good

(5 stars)

almost the same as the wonderful Wizard of Oz!