• by Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kimball O'Hara is an Irish orphan, but he runs free in the streets of India. As a boy, he shows self-reliance and resourcefulness, running errands for Mahbub Ali, who works for the British Secret Service. Kim also meets a Tibetan lama who is on a quest to be freed from the Wheel of Life and becomes his disciple. Together they have wonderful adventures on the exotically colorful Grand Trunk Road through the Indian countryside. Then Kim is pulled into the great game of British imperial espionage and becomes a member of the Secret Service, even capturing documents from the enemy spies. Yet Kim is greatly attached to the lama and begins to feel the conflicting pulls between a life of contemplation and one of action.


What the Critics Say

"Kim gives a vivid picture of the complexities of India under British rule. Kipling's vast canvas, crowded with action and movement, is painted in full detail, showing the life of the bazaar mystics, of the natives, and of the British military."(Masterpieces of World Literature)


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic story with characters you will love from beginning to end. Kim is now one of my favorite books of all times.
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- jeremy smither

I was not expecting this delightful story.

Was a little slow to begin with but having trudged through it it becomes a great story.
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- R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.