Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading) cover

Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading)

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)

1. Dramatis Personae and Introduction
2. Puddleby
3. Animal Languages
4. More Money Troubles
5. A Message from Africa
6. The Great Journey
7. Polynesia and the King
8. The Bridge of Apes
9. The Leader of the Lions
10. The Monkeys' Council
11. The Rarest Animal of All
12. The Black Prince
13. Medicine and Magic
14. Red Sails and Blue Wings
15. The Rats' Warning
16. The Barbary Dragon
17. Too-Too, the Listener
18. The Ocean Gossips
19. Smells
20. The Rock
21. The Fisherman's Town
22. Home Again

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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. 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.



    - Review Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle was one of my favorite books growing up. I loved the story and how it was narrated. Thank you to everyone who brought this book alive. :0)


    - Chapter 11&12 reader

    Great book but the reader for these chapters is hard to understand

    ben bacon

    - great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    best book i have ever read!


    - amazing

    i found myself laughing sometimes at the narration because they sounded so sarcastic. I loved it hahaha. thankyou so much for this!

    I love this book!!!!!


    Loved this book, I love kids books.


    - Love the book, narration not so great.

    The narrators varied greatly in ability, some were great, some terrible. But I think my greatest annoyance were the ones who seem to think it is appropriate to advertise their websites....especially when the narration was bad. Who would want to go check out someone's website if their narration was terrible? Seriously guys, stop it.


    The book is very interesting.


    - Book was good, but readers poor

    We were disappointed that the reader was constantly changing. It didn't bother us enough to stop listening, but it was frustrating.


    - Great Book

    This book is Great for any child!!!!!!!