Stalky and Co.

  • by Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by Shelly Frasier
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Based on Kipling's own adolescent experiences, Stalky and Co. is a cunning story of mischievous 19th century British schoolboys attempting scholastic mutiny. The faculty and headmaster of a boys' private school repeatedly pursue a trio of poetic pranksters, "Stalky", "Beetle", and "Turkey", as they wage war on fellow students and the "establishment" with unwavering energy and creativity. Stalky and Co. is, at times, poignant in its realistic portrayal of boys negotiating manhood, and hilarious in its illustration of their relentless attempts to beat the system, even in the face of creative punishment and a savvy housemaster. Listeners of all ages will delight in this tale of ingenious schemes and rebellious antics.


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Dismal version

This is one of Kiplings best books and should have been be a good introduction to many reader/listeners. Unfortunately the reader has little concept of what an English accent of that period might be like and the Dick-Van-Dyke accent with other very odd accents seriously detracts from the reading. The worst however is the mispronunciation of English words. Ok, so they are not in every day use in the USA but perhaps the reader should have found how to pronounce "coombe" etc.
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- Nick

Read by an automaton

Would you try another book from Rudyard Kipling and/or Shelly Frasier?

I would never try another book read by Shelly Frasier. The singsong tone, the random emphasis on words that don't need it and omission of emphasis on those that do, not to mention the misreading of the actual words made it difficult to appreciate this fabulously funny book.

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- Constant weeder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2006
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio