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Boris Karloff Reads Rudyard Kipling

By Widge - posted 11.24.09 @ 11:07 pm

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, read by Boris Karloff

It's Day 2 of the Boris Karloff Blogathon. And when you think of Karloff, no doubt you think of horror movies. But when you think of, say, Karloff and kids, you probably think of The Grinch. (Because I'm sure all of our readers know that Karloff was the narrator on that particular gem.) But Karloff did more than that...he recorded Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" for Caedmon. And they're fantastic.

To illustrate this, after the jump, there's a dramatic interpretation of "How the Rhinoceros Got Its Skin," which I find terribly amusing.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

You can snag that CD from Harper Children's Audio here. Highly recommended.

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Widgett Walls is Need Coffee's Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. He is the author of the novel Mystics on the Road to Vanishing Point, and two collections of short stories, Magnificent Desolation and Something Else: The Complete First Season. He is also co-author of the children's book There's a Zombie in My Treehouse! All of those books are available in paperback or for the Kindle from Amazon. He is also the narrator and publisher of the first unabridged recording of Seneca's letters, available here. He is active on both Twitter and Facebook. (If you befriend him on Facebook, do say you came via Need Coffee.) He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He hardly ever sleeps.

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