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  • The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

  • Written by: Jim Corbett
  • Narrated by: Adnan Kapadia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)

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The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

Written by: Jim Corbett
Narrated by: Adnan Kapadia
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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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An outstanding dedication and commitment of a British officer during British India to be saviour of Indian peasants

Hats off to a man who had almost bet his life for the cause of saving innocent Indian peasants of Garhwal the present day Uttarakhand against the demonic man eating leopard of Rudraprayag that killed and savoured hundreds of innocent people for over 8 years.
What inspired awe over his commitment was his courage, determination, sacrifice,endurance and immense faith and hope to eliminate the evil spirit of those people nearly a decade

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Stranger than fiction

People say, reality is stranger than fiction, and it no more truer than in this case. No non-sense writing of Jim Corbett only adds to it.

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Bad narration

Narrator was never expressive and how he mimicked the villagers dialogues was what made me irritated

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Enjoyed this Corbett story

Enjoyed the experience of listening to Corbett. Performed very well. The experience from so back from the Himalayan states is amazing.

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4 stars

In 1918-1926, there lurked a danger in Garhwal area of Radraprauag, Kedarnath, a famous place of pilgrimage in India. A man eater leopard became a man eater and took many people from surrounding villages. The tale is a narration of experience to hunt it down after many near misses by none other than Jim Corbett, a veteran, and I enjoyed it. I felt for author as well as leopard too, though :) I confess, I got this book on audible, so I ended up listening to it rather than reading it, which I would have preferred more. The narration was simple though and I had no problem giving an interested ear to the book. This was my first experience too, 'listening' to a full book and I am glad I selected this title. The author however was superb and his description of experiences is one of a kind. 4 stars.

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Amazing Story with Very Bad Narration

A Great Book but with a really bad Narrator. Story is Amazing and keeps you glued, but this narrator didnt do justice to the book. He eats up the first letter of most words and sounds really Lousy.

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A great adventure tale

As a person who has done a number of treks in Himachal Pradesh many places mentioned here sound familiar. An interesting insight into the life of Gharwal Himalayas in 1918s.

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