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Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading)

Hugh Lofting

John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and gradually began to lose his patients. Finally the only patient who remains, the Cat's-Meat-Man, makes a suggestion - why doesn't he give up treating people and become an animal doctor? And so Dr. Dolittle becomes an animal doctor, and life seems to be going well. But with the addition of an escaped crocodile to his store of pets, even the animals stop coming to see him. What to do? Children of all ages - and adults too - will enjoy the story of the good Doctor and his animals as he travels to Africa and back, braves shipwrecks and pirates, escapes from prison, and tries to reunite a little boy with his kidnapped uncle, all with the help of his charming animal friends. (Summary by Rachel) Please note that this book was written at a different time and includes attitudes which are now considered racist. Some modern editions are available with some of this changed - this recording is of the original public domain text, as it was first published in 1920. Cast List: Introduction read by Donald Cummings Narrated by Adele de Pignerolles Doctor Dolittle: Adam Polynesia the parrot / Ben Ali the Barbary Dragon: Beth Thomas Too-Too the owl / the Pushmi-Pullyu: Esther ben Simonides Chee-Chee the monkey: Adele de Pignerolles Gub-Gub the pig / Tiny Red Monkey: SuperCoconut Dab-Dab the duck / Queen Ermintrude / Major of the Marmosettes / Pirate 1: Rachel Jip the dog: MaryAnn Townsperson: Vanessa Cooley Cat's-Meat-Man: Elijah Fisher Sarah Dolittle: Dorothy Godfrey-Smith Horse: Willy Porpoises / Crocodile / Swallows / Eagles: April Walters White Mouse / Pirate 2: Mary Kay African Man / Grand Gorilla / Mayor: Larry Wilson The King of Jolliginki: Paul Simonin Biggest Baboon / Big Black Rat / Shark / Fisherman: Michael C. Johnson Leader of the Lions / Prince Bumpo / Sailor: Zames Curran Queen Lioness: Shiloh Fuscello Chief Chimpanzee / Little Boy: Lydia Audio edited by Rachel

John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and gradually began to lose his patients. Finally the only patient who remains, the Cat's-Meat-Man, makes a suggestion - why doesn't he give up treating people and become an animal doctor? And so Dr. Dolittle becomes an animal doctor, and life seems to be going well. But with the addition of an escaped crocodile to his store of pets, even the animals stop coming to see him. What to do? Children of all ages - and adults too - will enjoy the story of the good Doctor and his animals as he travels to Africa and back, braves shipwrecks and pirates, escapes from prison, and tries to reunite a little boy with his kidnapped uncle, all with the help of his charming animal friends. (Summary by Rachel) Please note that this book was written at a different time and includes attitudes which are now considered racist. Some modern editions are available with some of this changed - this recording is of the original public domain text, as it was first published in 1920. Cast List: Introduction read by Donald Cummings Narrated by Adele de Pignerolles Doctor Dolittle: Adam Polynesia the parrot / Ben Ali the Barbary Dragon: Beth Thomas Too-Too the owl / the Pushmi-Pullyu: Esther ben Simonides Chee-Chee the monkey: Adele de Pignerolles Gub-Gub the pig / Tiny Red Monkey: SuperCoconut Dab-Dab the duck / Queen Ermintrude / Major of the Marmosettes / Pirate 1: Rachel Jip the dog: MaryAnn Townsperson: Vanessa Cooley Cat's-Meat-Man: Elijah Fisher Sarah Dolittle: Dorothy Godfrey-Smith Horse: Willy Porpoises / Crocodile / Swallows / Eagles: April Walters White Mouse / Pirate 2: Mary Kay African Man / Grand Gorilla / Mayor: Larry Wilson The King of Jolliginki: Paul Simonin Biggest Baboon / Big Black Rat / Shark / Fisherman: Michael C. Johnson Leader of the Lions / Prince Bumpo / Sailor: Zames Curran Queen Lioness: Shiloh Fuscello Chief Chimpanzee / Little Boy: Lydia Audio edited by Rachel
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John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and gradually began to lose his patients. Finally the only patient who remains, the Cat's-Meat-Man, makes a suggestion - why doesn't he give up treating people and become an animal doctor? And so Dr. Dolittle becomes an animal doctor, and life seems to be going well. But with the addition of an escaped crocodile to his store of pets, even the animals stop coming to see him. What to do? Children of all ages - and adults too - will enjoy the story of the good Doctor and his animals as he travels to Africa and back, braves shipwrecks and pirates, escapes from prison, and tries to reunite a little boy with his kidnapped uncle, all with the help of his charming animal friends. (Summary by Rachel) Please note that this book was written at a different time and includes attitudes which are now considered racist. Some modern editions are available with some of this changed - this recording is of the original public domain text, as it was first published in 1920. Cast List: Introduction read by Donald Cummings Narrated by Adele de Pignerolles Doctor Dolittle: Adam Polynesia the parrot / Ben Ali the Barbary Dragon: Beth Thomas Too-Too the owl / the Pushmi-Pullyu: Esther ben Simonides Chee-Chee the monkey: Adele de Pignerolles Gub-Gub the pig / Tiny Red Monkey: SuperCoconut Dab-Dab the duck / Queen Ermintrude / Major of the Marmosettes / Pirate 1: Rachel Jip the dog: MaryAnn Townsperson: Vanessa Cooley Cat's-Meat-Man: Elijah Fisher Sarah Dolittle: Dorothy Godfrey-Smith Horse: Willy Porpoises / Crocodile / Swallows / Eagles: April Walters White Mouse / Pirate 2: Mary Kay African Man / Grand Gorilla / Mayor: Larry Wilson The King of Jolliginki: Paul Simonin Biggest Baboon / Big Black Rat / Shark / Fisherman: Michael C. Johnson Leader of the Lions / Prince Bumpo / Sailor: Zames Curran Queen Lioness: Shiloh Fuscello Chief Chimpanzee / Little Boy: Lydia Audio edited by Rachel

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:02