The Story of Dr. Dolittle

  • by Hugh Lofting
  • Narrated by Bobbie Frohman
  • 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Dolittle is a people doctor who's love for animals and giving them a home, scares all his human patients away. Dr. Dolittle's parrot decides to teach him how to talk to animals, after learning the secret language, Dr. Dolittle becomes a veterinarian.
Poor Dr. Dolittle always has money problems, but when he learns of a monkey epidemic in Africa, he has to help. In gratitude, Dr. Dolittle is given a rare creature who is part unicorn. But, on the way home, pirates!!!!
Does Dr. Dolittle make it home safely? What happens to his animal friends? This classic story will hold you spellbound to the end.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 01. Puddleby
Chapter 02. Animal Language
Chapter 03. More Money Troubles
Chapter 04. A Message From Africa
Chapter 05. The Great Journey
Chapter 06. Polynesia and the King
Chapter 07. The Bridge of Apes
Chapter 08. The Leader of the Lions
Chapter 09. The Monkeys Council
Chapter 10. The Rarest Animal of All
Chapter 11. The Black Prince
Chapter 12. Medicine and Magic
Chapter 13. Red Sails and Blue Wings
Chapter 14. The Rats Warning
Chapter 15. The Barbary Dragon
Chapter 16. Too-Too, The Listener
Chapter 17. The Ocean Gossips
Chapter 18. Smells
Chapter 19. The Rock
Chapter 20. The Fisherman's Town
Chapter 21. Home Again
Hugh Lofting (1886–1947) was an English novelist and poet, most famous for "The Story of Dr. Dolittle". A civil engineer by training, Lofting created the story of the doctor who could talk to animals, while writing letters to his children, when serving in the military during WWI.


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Customer Reviews

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A childhood favorite

I loved this story as a child. The kindly Dr. who finds his way despite all insurmountable difficulties, the clever animals and the far fetched voyages and adventures are all wrapped up nicely with a satisfying ending. Now my children love this story and narration and have listen to it several times. Frohman's narration is well done with little quirky accents and a good sense of timing. This was a good purchase. Now we're onto The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
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- Beverley

Wonderful story, great summer read!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this particular narrator's version for younger children. I had another narrator's version but that person spoke with a British accent and my children were unable to decipher the accent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My kids loved Dr. Dolittle and the Push-me-pull-you. They liked the doctor because he was nice and saved animals. They loved the Push-me-pull-you because it tickled their funny-bone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it is easily devoured in an afternoon but my children have short attention spans to it took us 2 weeks of off and on reading of 2-3 chapters a day to finish.

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- Kaui "I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2008
  • Publisher: Alcazar Audioworks