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The Story of Doctor Dolittle (version 4 Dramatic Reading)

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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 (2 hr 28 min)


Dramatis Personae and Introduction


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Animal Languages


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More Money Troubles


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A Message from Africa


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The Great Journey


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Polynesia and the King


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The Bridge of Apes


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The Leader of the Lions


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The Monkeys' Council


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The Rarest Animal of All


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The Black Prince


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Medicine and Magic


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Red Sails and Blue Wings


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The Rats' Warning


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The Barbary Dragon


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Too-Too, the Listener


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The Ocean Gossips


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The Rock


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The Fisherman's Town


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Home Again


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(5 Sterne)

The story is surprisingly, to me, enjoyable and the readers make it so pleasant. Many times, from both the witful writing and the amazing readings, I chuckled and laughed. This was an extremely enjoyable listening; very relaxing and uplifting. FYI, I'm in mid 40s.

(5 Sterne)

My daughter is loving this! Love the dramatic reading. She loves the little children's voices. So great!


(5 Sterne)

Me and my sister (My Little Reader) loved listening. Conclusion:lovely 👍🏼😀📱💝

Ok I guess....

(3,5 Sterne)

The readers were awesome except for the person that dr. Dolittle talks to at the beginning of chapter 2.

(5 Sterne)

Loved all the voices! Very good book! My seven year old son’s favorite book.

great book

(5 Sterne)

I realy like the story of Doctor Doolittle

(4 Sterne)

Very sweet reading by the cast.

(4,5 Sterne)

gub gub the pig is annoying