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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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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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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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Utter dissatisfaction.

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

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Fantastic

loved the narrative and the story equally, enjoyed it, Jim corbett has beautifully captured the adventure in this book

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awesome

loved it. had read it long back. felt great to hear it again. simply amazing experience

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Superb book, narration is dull!

This is one of my favorite books which is filled with exciting adventures. But the narration is so dull, it changes the flavour of this book.

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Really loved it

If possible kindly add more books from Jim, K Anderson & other British Raj memoirs on wildlife

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Awesome story narration,

Awesome book narration, pace was also good. I wish other books of jim Corbett be made in audible format

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Visualizing the terror

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narration. very clear and captivating
however i really wish Audible story tellers to introduce some music if possible

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Rivetting journey to a century old tale

Having been a fan of the genre for long, I was looking forward to listening to this book.
Corbett paints vivid pictures of an India , steering clear of the politics and subjugation by the Raj, instead sticking to the bountiful richness of the Garhwal region's natural beauty, its fauna and most of all its lovable people. His encounter with the leopard is more of the leopard's numerous encounters with the people , much like a serial killer tale told through the eyes of the cop tailing him/her. Only, the bleakness of the serial killer genre is replaced with the verdant beauty of the region and mountainous courage shown by all the people involved (given that it is 'based on a true story'), most of all Corbett himself!