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  • The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

  • Written by: Jim Corbett
  • Narrated by: Adnan Kapadia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Most of Jim Corbett's books contain collections of stories that recount adventures tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas. This volume, however, consists of a single story, often considered the most exciting of all Corbett's jungle tales. He gives a carefully detailed account of a notorious leopard that terrorized life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces. This story represents Corbett's most sustained and unique effort.

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Super bad narration

The narration will make you fall asleep. The beautiful story has been ruthlessly murdered with such a narration

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Brilliant book, very poor narration

A brilliant tale brought alive by the author’s amazing ability to weave even the smallest fact or detail (like the rustling of leaves with the wind blowing, distinct chirp of one bird from the other, description of winding roads along the forest, open glades of land, thornbush or scrubwood.... and many more) seemlessly into the narrative. To engaged readers/listeners, it’s a journey through the woods alongwith the man himself ! ...... such a great piece of work is accompanied with narration that is in one word ‘shoddy, and appalling’. The monotone misses to capture the tense moments, which come interspersed with the lighter ones when Corbett is taking in the sights and sounds of Garhwal. The pronunciation makes it difficult to catch some words, and is awful at places (by audiobook standards). The mimicry of the local people speaking (in a tone and pace different to Corbett) only makes the audio sound funny in those moments, and does not contribute to the listening experience. Much more care is expected while handling such timeless pieces of classic ! Hence the 4 stars for overall experience (in two minds whether should downgrade to 3 because of the narration), else the standalone tale always deserves a 5.

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Utter dissatisfaction.

The orator tries to mimic british accent, and fails epically. Never going to listen to him again.

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A Magnum Opus of Jim Corbett

The Story was so minutely narrated that it made everything visual ....... ..,... ......

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what interesting way to make a awesome story borin

what interesting way to make a awesome story boring. Reader should really work on his reading skill. Adventure story made sleeping story. Pathetic

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interesting

Good story, the narration made it interesting. Showcases how powerful, cunning and terrorizing the man-eater was.

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loved it, it deserves more than 5 stars

if only I cud give 10 stars for the story!
as I heard the story of Jim Corbet waiting for the man eating leopard it was as if I was there waiting along with him in the dark, straining my ears to pick up a slight rustle
loved it!

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Excellent!

Loved it! l listened to it on my regular drive from Mumbai to Pune. Was thoroughly enjoyable. Though I've read the book in my childhood, this was a new experience 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Timeless classic but narrated poorly...

The book is a favourite of mine and have read it countless times. So no doubts on the story. But what is with the accent switches during narrration of portions supposed to be spoken by "natives"? Found that extremely unsettling. Narrator needed to do a better job.

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absolute delight!

narration top notch. gripping story, realistic portrayals - felt transported. the chills that it gives !! for best effect listen when you travel in the Himalayas