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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.

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

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  • 13-07-12

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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  • Kaui
  • 27-06-15

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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