The Story of Doctor Dolittle

Hugh LOFTING (1886 - 1947)

In The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920), the first of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, we are introduced to the good doctor who gives up treating people after Polynesia, his parrot, teaches him animal languages. His fame in the animal kingdom spreads throughout the world and soon he sets off to cure a monkey epidemic in Africa, finding all sorts of exciting adventures on the way.

This recording is of the original edition, which is in the public domain. Later editions, which are still under copyright, changed some language and plot elements that are considered racially derogatory.
(Summary adapted from wikipedia.org by Annie Coleman)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Author's Note and Dedication; Introduction Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:08:55
Play 01 The First Chapter - Puddleby Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:06:10
Play 02 The Second Chapter - Animal Language Kara Shallenberg
00:13:08
Play 03 The Third Chapter - More Money Troubles Andrea L
00:07:28
Play 04 The Fourth Chapter - A Message From Africa Duane Paulson
00:06:19
Play 05 The Fifth Chapter - The Great Journey Ella Earp-Lynch
00:06:24
Play 06 The Sixth Chapter - Polynesia and the King Ella Earp-Lynch
00:06:07
Play 07 The Seventh Chapter - The Bridge of Apes Nocturna
00:11:04
Play 08 The Eighth Chapter - The Leader of the Lions Duane Paulson
00:07:07
Play 09 The Ninth Chapter - The Monkeys' Council Marlo Dianne
00:06:20
Play 10 The Tenth Chapter - The Rarest Animal of All Linton
00:09:13
Play 11 The Eleventh Chapter - The Black Prince paulino
00:10:33
Play 12 The Twelfth Chapter - Medicine and Magic paulino
00:15:07
Play 13 The Thirteenth Chapter - Red Sails and Blue Wings paulino
00:07:27
Play 14 The Fourteenth Chapter - The Rats' Warning paulino
00:08:21
Play 15 The Fifteenth Chapter - The Barbary Dragon paulino
00:10:37
Play 16 The Sixteenth Chapter - Too-Too the Listener Stefan Schmelz
00:07:58
Play 17 The Seventeenth Chapter - The Ocean Gossips Stefan Schmelz
00:07:28
Play 18 The Eighteenth Chapter - Smells Anita Roy Dobbs
00:12:19
Play 19 The Nineteenth Chapter - The Rock Kristin LeMoine
00:08:29
Play 20 The Twentieth Chapter - The Fisherman Kristin LeMoine
00:07:09
Play 21 The Last Chapter - Home Again Betsie Bush
00:05:02