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Just So Stories (version 2)

Gelesen von Kara Shallenberg

(4,766 Sterne; 79 Bewertungen)

The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Read along online and see the illustrations at mainlesson.com. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to "Best Beloved" (they were first written for Kipling's eldest daughter, Josephine, who had died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899), and throughout they use a comically elevated style inspired by the formal speech of India, full of long and improbable-sounding words, some of them made up. As a result, it is a delight to read them aloud, and easy to memorise passages from them. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(3 hr 12 min)

Chapters

How the Whale Got His Throat

7:17

Read by Kara Shallenberg

How the Camel Got His Hump

7:10

Read by Kara Shallenberg

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

5:53

Read by Kara Shallenberg

How the Leopard Got His Spots

14:06

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Elephant's Child

17:03

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

8:22

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Beginning of the Armadillos

17:06

Read by Kara Shallenberg

How the First Letter was Written

21:44

Read by Kara Shallenberg

How the Alphabet was Made

25:01

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Crab that Played with the Sea

21:16

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Cat who Walked by Himself

24:46

Read by Kara Shallenberg

The Butterfly that Stamped

22:31

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Bewertungen

Well written, so easy to hear.

(5 Sterne)

When I 1st started listening to Librivox I believed that Chip was the best reader. Then I discovered Kayray. I didn't know what paradise was until I heard your voice! There's so many other great voices & yet yours has an edge to it that I can't describe. Each word carries on into the next one so well, it just makes you the Queen of Audio. If l had 1 wish it would be for your immortality Miss Shallenberg. I do more than bow...I salute you. 👸✌

(4,5 Sterne)

Amusing little fables about how animals became. Reader did an amazing job, especially since there were parts of great rhyme and tongue twisters.

Pause worthy

(5 Sterne)

The stories themselves are great! Though be prepared for Kipling's imperialist ideas of other peoples creeping in to a story or two. Special praise goes to the reader for her involved rendition.

(5 Sterne)

read by one of the bestest readers, Kara Shallenberg, this is a great book for road trips or quiet time. warning, the Leopard/Spots book uses the N-word. (but they did back then),

Rudyard Kipling at his finest and silliest

(5 Sterne)

a few archaic and now very offensive words, but beautifully and unflinchingly read by Kara Shallenberg (sp?)

lovely

(5 Sterne)

very nice little story's to listen when your board but if you don't like fiction books you won't like this one at all!!👍👍

A favorite

(5 Sterne)

Thus is a favorite in our house. My kids have listened to it repeatedly.

great reader

(5 Sterne)

This talented reader gave life to these beautifully crafted little tales.