Behind the Mic: On Doctor Dolittle: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Hugh Lofting, Read by James Langton
Robin Whitten and Jo Reed Rediscover the Classic Seafaring Adventures
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Take a voyage with Doctor Dolittle in a new recording of three classic stories. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten talk about the fun of listening to audiobooks with children, especially one with such an endearing, excitable, and eccentric naturalist. Narrator James Langton embodies the exuberant fun and charm of these stories without overdoing the voicing of the talkative animals. Dolittle’s peaceful approach to the world and all its creatures makes his adventures worth listening to and discussing with young listeners, especially to break down the colonialist attitudes.
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