Doctor Dolittle: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Hugh Lofting audiobook

Doctor Dolittle: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle; The Story of Doctor Dolittle; Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office

By Hugh Lofting
Read by James Langton

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781534448919

The Doctor Dolittle Series: Book 1

15.34 Hours Unabridged
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Just in time for the major motion picture Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.—soaring into theaters on January 17, 2020! Journey into the world of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with animals. Working with original author Hugh Lofting’s son, these books have been fully updated for the modern reader, all while retaining the full charm of the originals. Rediscover the children’s literature classic with three novels from the beloved series! Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, the Doctor and his young assistant, Tommy Stubbins, travel in search of the brilliant naturalist Long Arrow, culminating in a meeting with the most fabled creature of all, the Great Glass Sea Snail! The Story of Doctor Dolittle details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu! And in another African adventure, Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office, the Doctor establishes the only postal service in the world where birds deliver the mail!

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Just in time for the major motion picture Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr.—soaring into theaters on January 17, 2020!

Journey into the world of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with animals. Working with original author Hugh Lofting’s son, these books have been fully updated for the modern reader, all while retaining the full charm of the originals.

Rediscover the children’s literature classic with three novels from the beloved series!

Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal, the Doctor and his young assistant, Tommy Stubbins, travel in search of the brilliant naturalist Long Arrow, culminating in a meeting with the most fabled creature of all, the Great Glass Sea Snail! The Story of Doctor Dolittle details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu! And in another African adventure, Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office, the Doctor establishes the only postal service in the world where birds deliver the mail!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator James Langton embodies the exuberant fun and charm of three classic stories: ‘The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle,’ ‘The Story of Doctor Dolittle,’ and ‘Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office.’ Langston’s tone reflects the heartfelt emotions of the endearing, excitable, eccentric naturalist who communicates with animals. Sweeping listeners along on thrilling world-travel adventures, Langton creates distinct and memorable voices for each human and animal the good doctor meets. A hundred-year-old series is bound to have some cultural sensitivity issues, and this one certainly does. Although this new audiobook has been updated to remove the most offensive language, it does still reflect a white male colonialist attitude. Nevertheless, Dolittle’s peaceful approach to the world and all its creatures makes his adventures worth listening to and discussing.” AudioFile
“Any child who is not given the opportunity to make the acquaintance of this rotund, kindly, and enthusiastic doctor/naturalist…will miss out on something important.” Jane Goodall, scientist and New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series

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Author Bio: Hugh Lofting

Author Bio: Hugh Lofting

Hugh John Lofting (1886–1947), born in Berkshire and educated at a Jesuit boarding-school in Derbyshire, trained first as an architect and later as a civil engineer. His children’s stories originated in the illustrated letters he sent to his family from the front in World War I. The Story of Dr. Doolittle, the first of his series, appeared in 1920 and won instant success.

From 1922 to 1928 he wrote one Dr. Dolittle book a year, and these seven are considered the best of the series. The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle (1922) won the Newbery Medal as the best children’s book of the year. Wearying of his hero, Lofting tried to get rid of him by sending him to the moon (Dr. Dolittle in the Moon, 1928), but popular demand compelled him to write Dr. Dolittle’s Return in 1933. The last book of the series was published posthumously.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.34
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English