The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting audiobook

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

By Hugh Lofting
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing
2.40 Hours Unabridged
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Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable old doctor, had so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients would not come to him anymore. As a result, he became poorer and poorer. But he occupied nearly all of his time tending to his pets, and his fame as an animal doctor spread all over the world. When the monkeys in Africa were stricken with an epidemic, they gave the good doctor a call. He set sail at once. The adventures during his magnificent journey across the ocean, through the high kingdom of the Jolliginki and back again by way of the Canaries, combine to form a story filled with delight. An enduring classic, it will dazzle and delight readers young and old.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Doctor Dolittle, a little, lovable old doctor, had so many animal pets spread throughout his house and garden that patients would not come to him anymore. As a result, he became poorer and poorer. But he occupied nearly all of his time tending to his pets, and his fame as an animal doctor spread all over the world. When the monkeys in Africa were stricken with an epidemic, they gave the good doctor a call. He set sail at once.

The adventures during his magnificent journey across the ocean, through the high kingdom of the Jolliginki and back again by way of the Canaries, combine to form a story filled with delight. An enduring classic, it will dazzle and delight readers young and old.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly, and enthusiastic doctor/naturalist and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important.” Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author
“[Wanda McCaddon] has a great time hooting, greeting, barking, and grunting through this kick-off book in the famous children’s series…[McCaddon] attempts to give each animal its species-specific voice, and she succeeds with enthusiasm, levity, and gaiety. One can picture a circle of eager, young faces drinking in this incredible and colorful tale.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Nelle 9/13/2017
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Entertaining for All Age Groups

In The Story of Doctor Dolittle, the doctor definitely leads a charmed life. Because he cannot be persuaded to be mean, not even by his sister, and because he is never worried about money, which he considers a nuisance, it turns out that animals of all kinds show up to help him, even when besieged—in the “Canary Islands,” of course—by pirates, one of whom he convinces to give up his bad life and become a . . . (but I won’t spoil the plot). In the meantime, the younger listeners will learn the definitions of “lifeline,” “stowaway,” “ruse,” and more. This book is read by Wanda McCaddon, (known to some as Nadia May) who includes just the right amount of animal hisses, quacks, and barks.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.40
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English