The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle


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(4.4 stars; 21 reviews)

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from Wikipedia) (7 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Prologue 1:53 Read by James Smith
Part 1 Ch. 1 The Cobbler's Son 6:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 1 Ch. 2 I Hear of the Great Naturalist 12:03 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Part 1 Ch. 3 The Doctor's Home 12:58 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Part 1 Ch. 4 The Wiff-Waff 10:55 Read by Nichole Karl
Part 1 Ch. 5 Polynesia 12:32 Read by Mary Anderson
Part 1 Ch. 6 The Wounded Squirrel 5:40 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 1 Ch. 7 Shellfish Talk 6:53 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 1 Ch. 8 Are you a Good Noticer? 6:11 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 1 Ch. 9 The Garden of Dreams 6:51 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 1 Ch. 10 The Private Zoo 6:38 Read by Farida
Part 1 Ch. 11 My Schoolmaster, Polynesia 6:24 Read by Farida
Part 1 Ch. 12 My Great Idea 6:52 Read by Stefan Schmelz
Part 1 Ch. 13 A Traveler Arrives 5:19 Read by Stefan Schmelz
Part 1 Ch. 14 Chee-Chee's Voyage 4:05 Read by Fracture
Part 1 Ch. 15 I Become A Doctor's Assistant 5:14 Read by Fracture
Part 2 Ch. 1 The Crew of "The Curlew" 3:45 Read by Nichole Karl
Part 2 Ch. 2 Luke the Hermit 5:11 Read by Nichole Karl
Part 2 Ch. 3 Jip and the Secret 4:34 Read by Fracture
Part 2 Ch. 4 Bob 6:04 Read by Fracture
Part 2 Ch. 5 Mendoza 8:07 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 2 Ch. 6 The Judge's Dog 5:53 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 2 Ch. 7 The End of the Mystery 5:35 Read by Fracture
Part 2 Ch. 8 Three Cheers 5:27 Read by Danielle Buttrey
Part 2 Ch. 9 The Purple BIrd-of-Paradise 4:27 Read by Danielle Buttrey
Part 2 Ch. 10 Long Arrow, The Son of Golden Arrow 5:48 Read by Danielle Buttrey
Part 2 Ch. 11 Blind Travel 6:05 Read by Ada Kerman
Part 2 Ch. 12 Destiny and Destination 4:05 Read by Ada Kerman
Part 3 Ch. 1 The Third Man 6:51 Read by Ada Kerman
Part 3 Ch. 2 Good-Bye! 3:57 Read by Ada Kerman
Part 3 Ch. 3 Our Troubles Begin 7:18 Read by Daryl_S
Part 3 Ch. 4 Our Troubles Continue 9:09 Read by Daryl_S
Part 3 Ch. 5 Polynesia Has a Plan 6:25 Read by Tim Makarios
Part 3 Ch. 6 The Bed-maker of Monteverde 4:50 Read by Tim Makarios
Part 3 Ch. 7 The Doctor's Wager 9:00 Read by Tim Makarios
Part 3 Ch. 8 The Great Bullfight 11:51 Read by Tim Makarios
Part 3 Ch. 9 We Depart in a Hurry 6:30 Read by Sandra
Part 4 Ch. 1 Shellfish Languages Again 7:00 Read by Chris Goringe
Part 4 Ch. 2 The Fidgit's Story 19:13 Read by Chris Goringe
Part 4 Ch. 3 Bad Weather 5:22 Read by Chris Goringe
Part 4 Ch. 4 Wrecked! 10:32 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 4 Ch. 5 Land! 8:01 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Part 4 Ch. 6 The Jabizri 8:16 Read by Sandra
Part 4 Ch. 7 Hawk's-head Mountain 10:57 Read by Sandra
Part 5 Ch. 1 A Great Moment 9:45 Read by Sandra
Part 5 Ch. 2 "The Men of the Moving, Land" 5:20 Read by Sandra
Part 5 Ch. 3 Fire 6:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
Part 5 Ch. 4 What Makes an Island Float 6:16 Read by Mark F. Smith
Part 5 Ch. 5 War! 8:25 Read by Mark F. Smith
Part 5 Ch. 6 General Polynesia 6:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
Part 5 Ch. 7 The Peace of the Parrots 5:10 Read by Pat Elder
Part 5 Ch. 8 The Hanging Stone 8:43 Read by Pat Elder
Part 5 Ch. 9 The Election 11:03 Read by Kristine Bekere
Part 5 Ch. 10 The Coronation of King Jong 8:59 Read by Wina Hathaway
Part 6 Ch. 1 New Popsipetel 9:04 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 2 Thoughts of Home 8:00 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 3 The Red Man's Science 5:50 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 4 The Sea-Serpent 11:00 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 5 The Shellfish Riddle Solved at Last 8:47 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 6 The Last Cabinet Meeting 5:00 Read by Pat Elder
Part 6 Ch. 7 The Doctor's Decision 19:44 Read by Pat Elder

Reviews


(5 stars)

The cool voyages of dr. Dolittle are amazing and awesome!!! One of the best Librivox recordings I have ever listened to! 5 stars for sure!

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(3.5 stars)

Although it is an interesting story, there is far too much racial stereotyping for me. I may look for an abridged version with the racist comments and descriptions lessened or removed altogether. As this is a shared account, I should say that the other user called this book “Wholesome, funny, and good for all ages”. Ehhhhhhhh the funny is right. Maybe it used to be wholesome, and in this day and age I would seriously question the “good for all ages”. Still, the overall story is good.

The tale most excellent, the readers not so.


(3 stars)

A childhood story that I have not visited for many years but is still very enjoyable. I am sorry to say that this otherwise enjoyable item is let down by the book being read by a variety of readers. They are all very good in their way, but the pronouncement of certain words grates and the quality and volume varies considerably. If you can endure varied accents, please give it a go.

Classic children book


(3 stars)

There are various readers for this tale. The quality varies from from poor to very good.