The Mark of the Beast

  • by Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by Walter Covell
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A drunken Englishman disgraces the consecrated effigy of Hanuman,a sacred religious figure to the Hindus. As results a leprous "Silver Man" marks him with a hideous curse. The ensuing days and nights bring strange terrors to the now repentant Englshman.


Audible Editor Reviews

Bombay-born English writer Rudyard Kipling explores cross-cultural conflict in "The Mark of the Beast".
The 1907 Nobel Prize winner’s story, first published in 1890, is about a newcomer to India named Fleete. When the Englishman obliviously puts out a cigar on a holy statue in the temple of Hanuman, a priest bites him. The bite causes a violent transformation within Fleete, and his friends must find a cure for his madness.
Walter Covell uses a genteel British accent that suits Kipling’s 19th-century fable about the perils of cultural insensitivity.


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Brevity is Wit

I bought this book because I wanted a short length listen that I could relax with. I was not familiar with the book at all, I had only heard of the author. I was tremendously impressed with the book. A fabulously told short story that I am sure I will listen to many times. The Narrator does a very fine job, very believable as the story teller. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
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- Matt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings