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Just So Stories (version 5)

Rudyard Kipling

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Description:

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. 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 memorize passages from them. they have been recorded several times before but I wanted to enjoy rolling those wonderful words around myself. What fun!(Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 30m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:39